Arcola Creek Nursery is proud to present a palette of distinctive woody plants for the landscape. Many featured varieties are Award Winners, some recognized by the Plant Selection Committee (Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association) or the Royal Horticultural Society, some from the Chicagoland Grows® program, along with several varieties from the Proven Winners Series.

We propagate the vast majority of our own stock. Most plants then go through a one to two year bedding process to further develop the root system. This process allows us to select only the best for field production. This, in conjunction with pruning and the unique soil conditions and climate of the Lake County region contributes to the high quality of our finished stock.

We invite you to visit our operation, and look forward to servicing your nursery stock needs.

Vic & Elaine Swanson

Arcola Creek Nursey

In the 1830's, Arcola Creek was the site of a thriving harbor, iron works and shipbuilding industry.

Today, the Arcola Creek is a river mouth estuary. A living museum, it provides a crucial wetland habitat to spawning fish, migrating waterfowl, and several species of rare and endangered plants.