Five Springs Farm is a nursery and landscaping company in Athens, Ohio. For 25 years, Five Springs Farm nursery has been propagating, growing and selling a diverse array of plants, many not found in traditional nurseries. Native plants were the original focus with selections expanding each year. Five Springs Farm creates unique residential, commercial and institutional landscapes that are a part of local environments and not apart from them. Both the landscaping and nursery elements of the business are influenced by the observation, interaction and the experience of nature.
We look forward to your next project! Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Open April through November. December through March is appointment only.
Spring hours starting March 30, 2023:
Monday: by appointment only
Tuesday: by appointment only
Wednesday: by appointment only
12691 Dutch Creek Road, Athens, OH 45701
Five Springs Farm is owned and operated by Lisa Chambers.
In the early 1990’s, Five Springs Farm began growing plants in our backyard near Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus, Ohio. A group of friends walked our dogs in the neighborhood, along the Olentangy River and the OSU campus collecting seeds, cuttings and seedlings from a range of plants. Native plants were the focus, but not the only plants that we attempted to identify and then grow. It was trial and error—with a fair amount of beer drinking to help the process. A small landscaping company was started by 1994. The nursery and landscaping were both learn-as-you-go experiments—lots of work, learning and fun.
The farm in Athens, Ohio was purchased in the spring of 1995. For a few years plants were grown both in Columbus and Athens. By the later 1990’s most of the plants were being propagated and grown in Athens. The inventory grew as more native plants were added. The final move to Athens was in 2002. Since then Five Springs Farm has been experimenting, learning and having fun creating unique landscapes and growing a healthy, diverse selection of plants.