Native Seed Nursery

Metroparks Native Seed Nursery at Blue Creek is a busy facility where seeds of native plants are cultivated in greenhouses and fields for use in land restoration projects throughout the park district, particularly in the Oak Openings region.

In 2015, seeds were collected from more than 170 species, including six new species. Some 40,000 seedlings were added to the production fields. The nursery now has 58 species in production, including 12 state-listed plants. There are also 16 species of shrubs (784 plants) in production.