Avonlea Nursery is closed for the winter. See you in the spring! The Inn is open year round.
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Escape to Avonlea Gardens & Inn

In the charming town of Chardon, Ohio, you’ll find a little bit of paradise—a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Avonlea Gardens & Inn offers the perfect respite for nature lovers. Our nursery focuses on native plants that support our native wildlife. Our Inn is a century home with a unique vintage charm. And The Shop in the Barn is full of garden accessories and garden art in a barn built in 1901. At Avonlea Gardens & Inn, we invite you to relax, unwind, and commune with nature.


Avonlea Gardens

Discover Your New Favorite Plants & Garden Goodies

If you’re looking to create a backyard wildlife habitat or simply love beautiful blooms that attract pollinators, you’ll adore strolling through our large selection of pesticide- and herbicide-free native plants. From many varieties of monarch-loving milkweed to perennials that attract your favorite songbirds, you’ll also find an incredible assortment of trees, shrubs, vines, and annuals to create a gorgeous garden that supports native pollinators and beneficial insects.

Or maybe you’re hoping to turn environmentally-challenging rainwater runoff into a beneficial, beautiful rain garden. We offer a gorgeous selection of plants recommended by the NEO Master Rain Garden Program, perfect to filter out pollutants.

And, to add charming personality to your garden, wander through The Shop in the Barn to discover unique bird baths, planters, garden art, and décor to complement your garden space.

Welcome to Avonlea Inn. Serenity Awaits.

At Avonlea Inn, you’ll find the perfect place to relax, regroup, and refresh surrounded by nature. Our century-old inn offers timeless charm paired with modern amenities, perfect for history buffs who enjoy elegant comfort.


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