Celebrating 40 years of growing strong!

 Sabo's Woodside Nursery  

& Garden Center, Inc.

Monday - Saturday:  9 - 5:30

Sunday: 9 - 5

Call 440-466-9523

7800 North Ridge Road E, Madison OH 44057
phone: 440-466-9523   

Barb and Brian Sabo
Jim and Donna Sabo enjoy Passport 2 Plants 2010
Barb Sabo has returned to full time work as our Office and Wholesale manager.
With a background in art and biology, Cathee loves to create with plants and flowers. 
Joanna is Sabo's smiling face joined the team in 2019.
Meet the busy bees that make things happen at Sabo's Woodside Nursery  . . . 

Stop in and 'Discover the Difference'

Our knowledgeable staff wants to help YOU become a successful gardener

Sabo's has what you need:

  • Annuals, perennials, patio pots, hanging baskets, window boxes, herbs, vegetables, ornamental trees and shrubs, including specimen Japanese maples, grasses, spring and summer blooming bulbs, roses, garden accents, tools, chemicals, novelty items, tropical plants, succulents  . . .
  • Garden statuary, bird baths, benches, stepping stones, decorative pottery, designer cache pots, arbors, trellis, garden accents, wishing wells and more. We focus on Ohio and American made products as much as possible.
  • Landscape design assistance; bring in your pictures, measurements and basic information and our designers will help you create a landscape you can be proud of and maintain with ease. 
  • Professional advice on plant selection and care information


Say 'Hello' to the Sabo's Family and Staff . . .

  Brian Sabo grew up in the industry and handles all the day to day business, from floor sweeper, to driver, to CEO. Brian prides himself on efficiency and quality in all aspects of business. As president-elect of the Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio, he takes a proactive approach to the health of the green industry. 

Making use of his diverse skills, Brian launched a new business venture in 2011 - Haul Your Horses LLC. What began as an off season venture has grown into a full-fledged business reliably transporting show, competition and private horses. He has been working with horses since 1986, as working as driver and a groom. Learn more at: www.haulyourhorsesllc.com.


Jim Sabo has been in the horticulture field for more than 70 years, much of that time spent as a nationally recognized rhododendron hybridizer and grower. Jim, now retired, still offers valuable advice and was awarded the NGLCO Emeritus honor in 2019. He is also a charter member of the International Propagators' Association and has a passion for growing succulents.

Donna Sabo (1933 - 2020) A heartfelt and loving farewell to the matriarch of Sabo's Woodside Nursery, Donna Mae Aikens Sabo. She always had a story to share to customers and employees. She was co-fonder, secretary, treasurer and all round referee to all and is sorely missed. 


Barb Sabo joined the team in 1994 focusing on sales, advertising and bookkeeping.  She stepped away for a decade to raise their two daughters, and gradually returned to retail, along with the girls t o help as needed. Following the retirement of Wholesale and office manager, Nancy Brockway, in January of 2020, Barb has stepped in as Brian's right hand in production, wholesale and accounting.  She is also a registered Massage Therapist and shares this skill with Sabo customer's during special events.


Cathee Thomas left the Holden Arboretum in 2003 to manage our garden center, she oversees the perennial production and nursery stock inventory, bringing with her decades of experience collecting and growing rare and unusual plants. She is an artist, writer, and instructor. She leads our crew in designing hanging baskets, window boxes, patio pots and more. Her favorite plant collections include Hellebore, Clematis and spring bulbs, but her favorite flower changes with the seasons.

Cathee is the radio voice of Sabo's. Listen for her Garden Chats on WKKY 104.7 FM on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and on Mix 97.1 FM  Friday mornings. 

Joanna Lynch joined the staff in 2020 as part of the production and retail team as Assist Manager. She has decades of experience selling nursery stock at Martin's Nursery in Perry.  She loves plants and people . . . and her dogs.