Providing the most beautiful plants in Central Ohio since 1951.

All of our plants are grown by us in our Ohio-based greenhouses and nurseries.

Strader's Garden Center History

A bit about our history.

Since 1951, Jack and Ruth Strader founded Strader’s Garden Center with just one small garden store on King Avenue. Today, the seed that was planted continues to flourish as Strader’s has branched out many times. Throughout the years, the company expanded and now includes six retail locations and three wholesale divisions in the heart of Ohio.

During peak season, Strader's is proud to support the community by employing over 300 individuals all over Central Ohio

Strader’s operates as a family business, as each of the couple’s four children played a role in the company’s growth. Many team members have been with the company for a substantial portion of their careers, which is a testimony to the business’s success, longevity, and culture.

With its roots firmly planted in Ohio, Strader’s specializes in gardening and landscaping supplies, lawn care, mulches, fountains, pond supplies, lawnmowers, trees, flowers and much more. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs are grown in Strader’s own greenhouses located throughout the State.

Career Opportunities

Strader’s Garden Centers believes in hiring people of integrity who deliver outstanding customer service. When you join our team, you have joined a family-owned company that has established an outstanding reputation for quality services and attentiveness to our customers and staff. We credit our outstanding reputation to our employees and strive to be a place where they can find satisfaction and joy, and where they can take pride in their work. A positive attitude and strong work ethic are essential!

We are currently seeking new team members for seasonal employment and are happy to work around school schedules. Part-time and full-time positions are available.

Please download an application below and drop off at the desired location or email to

Current Openings

Repair and maintain the lines of Toro, Lawnboy Echo Mowers. Small engine repairs. Ability to order parts through our distributors and keep inventory and repair equipment in a timely but efficient manner. Register all warranties online and track sales. Ability to answer questions in reference to products like snow blowers, mowers, weed eaters and chainsaws.

Download Application

Riverside Location. To read more about this position, click here.

All locations. The primary responsibilities will be to provide a high level of customer service as well as efficiently operate a cash register. Secondary responsibilities may include pricing merchandise, cleaning products and plants or creating displays. A positive attitude and outgoing personality are essential.

Primary responsibilities will include watering plants, assisting customers, loading mulch, soil and plants into customer vehicles. Secondary responsibilities will include unloading trucks and placing plant material in nursery beds. A positive attitude and a strong work ethic are essential! This position requires people skills and the ability to work well with others.

All locations. Responsibilities will include assisting customers in choosing the right plant for their landscape needs as well as identifying disease and insect problems and offering solutions. The ideal candidate will be easygoing and personable. Extensive knowledge of trees and shrubs that grow well in Ohio is required.

All 3 of our wholesale greenhouses are seeking workers for greenhouse labor (planting, pulling orders, watering). This is dirty rewarding work! Greenhouse hours vary but are typically between 7am and 5pm weekdays. Greenhouse job applications should be emailed to as the greenhouses are not open to the public.

We are now hiring part-time and full-time drivers for our Riverside Dr location and our Route 42 Greenhouse location. No CDL required. Travel around Columbus delivering to our six stores in a van or box truck.

Please apply in person at our Riverside Dr location (Rt 42 is not open to the public) or send your application to

Now hiring for our delivery/installation crew. Part-time or full-time. This job is based out of our Riverside Dr location. You will travel to customers homes and deliver their purchases and/or install their plant material. Training is provided however experience is preferred.

Please apply in person at our Riverside Dr location (Rt 42 is not open to the public) or send your application to

Now hiring for a friendly voice at our Riverside Dr location. Part time/full time seasonal help answering phones. Hours will vary between 9am-7pm Monday thru Saturday and 10-6 on Sunday. We are willing to work around your schedule and be flexible! Apply within or here online.

Riverside location. Looking for someone responsible for the unloading, pricing, merchandising and inventory of hardlines. Occasional assistance with unloading plant delivery trucks and pricing plants too. Good customer relations are required please! Basic plant knowledge would be helpful but is not a requirement. Work is done during regular store hours.

Part time or Full time positions available. Please send a letter of interest/resume with your application 

Acceptance & Inclusion Statement

At Straders, we understand what grows a better garden.

We cultivate excellence across our teams by hiring people from all walks of life, ensuring the highest levels of knowledge and customer engagement.

We’ve planted our garden centers all across the city, ensuring access for anyone and everyone who wants to work on their green thumb.

We source our plants, tools, and resources from a wide variety of vendors, ensuring that we’re offering the very best, all the time.

We welcome all of our community members into our garden centers, ensuring that each customer who wants to grow something new gets that chance.