About O'Donal's Nurseries
Our Vision
At O'Donal's Nurseries our goal is to grow gardeners for life by sharing our passion and knowledge of plants and gardening.

We strive to be a destination experience providing the visitor with an exciting selection of quality, hardy, healthy plants and garden-related products.

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How to find us
NOTE: We are on County Road, not County Lane. Be sure your GPS doesn't try to update the location to County Lane.

From U.S. Route 1
Turn west onto Route 114 at Oak Hill in Scarborough.
Follow for 6 miles to intersection with Route 22. Turn left, and we are just down on the left 1/4 mile.

From U.S. Route 295
In Portland, take exit 5B, Congress Street West. Follow Congress Street (Route 22) for 8 miles. Shortly after the junction with Route 114, we are on the left.

From Route 302
At Windham rotary take Route 202 west to downtown Gorham. Turn right onto Rt. 25; in less than one mile turn left onto Route 114. Follow to junction of Route 22. Turn left. Look for us on the right side about 3/4 mile.

I-95 from the north or south
Take new exit 46 - old exit 7A (Airport/Congress St). Go through the toll booth and turn left. At the next light turn left onto Congress St. Extension (Route 22 West). O’Donal’s is on the left (just past the junction of Routes 22 & 114).

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A bit of history
O'Donal's Nurseries, Inc. has been in existence since the 1950's. Begun as a tree service company, the present company took form after the garden center site was purchased from the Jackson family in 1959. The Jackson family had operated a nursery since 1850, originally named Forest City Nursery. Royce O'Donal was involved in landscaping and arboriculture while restructuring the overgrown growing areas. As the nursery took shape it required more time away from outside jobs and O'Donal's reduced their landscaping services. Today, O'Donal's is a complete nursery stock supplier to the retail and landscape trade, and performs no landscaping service other than landscape design.

The O'Donal's family moved to their new home in 1978 and the garden center evolved as it is today. Complete renovation and an addition to the original building in 1985 complete the transformation from dwelling to the office/ store complex that now anchors the company.

The 10 acres the garden center sits on was originally used for field production. It slowly evolved into container growing/holding areas. Expansion of the growing fields occurred over many years. In about 1972, nine acres of fields across from the garden center were leased and prepared for planting. The 40 acre Deering fields were purchased in 1984, and first planted in 1985. The addition of these fields enabled O'Donal's to produce plants on a more reliable production schedule.

Our knowledgeable staff

You would expect to find Certified Nursery Professionals at any nursery or garden center, and yes, there are many among us that have earned that distinction.

However, that person may also have a Bachelors of Fine Art degree in Painting, have a Ph.D. in Education, a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, geography, women's studies, and certainly plant and soil sciences.

What brings us all together to work at O'Donal's Nurseries is our love of plants. We would like to share our passion of the vegetative world with you and look forward to the stories and knowledge that you bring to us.

We all enjoy helping gardeners grow.

Our guarantee

Hardy plants are guaranteed for 2 year. Tender plants are guaranteed for the current growing season --these are designated by a bright red label.

One year plant replacement. Hardy outdoor trees and shrubs purchased from O'Donal's Nurseries will live at least one year from purchase date. If at the end of the year's guarantee, a plant's health is questionable, we may extend the guarantee. Because we sell plants to three different hardiness zones (each gardener has their own microclimate), we are unable to guarantee the winter survivability of the following list of tender plants.

If at any time your plant(s) do not look healthy, bring a sample into the Garden Shoppe as soon as possible. Please call if it is not possible to come in.

If the guaranteed plant does no survive, bring back the dead plant with the sales receipt and we will replace your plant with a new one of equal value. All replacements are one time only.

No replacement will be given if the plant failure is due to owner neglect, inadequate maintneance, severe weather (such as high winds, drought, ice storms, etc.) pet or insect damage or vandalism; in other words, things we cannot control.

The guarantee is void if the full payment of the purchase is not made within 30 days.

Plants sold at discount or on sale may not be eligible for replacement. Please ask.

Tender Plants of Questionable Hardiness

Azalea Rosebud
Baltic Ivy
Blue Mist Spirea
- Florida,
- Kousa
- Rutgers Hybrids
Dawn Redwood
Golden Chain Tree
Ground Covers
Hydrangea, Oakleaf
Japanese Andromeda
Japanese Maples
Japanese Scholar Tree
Oregon Grape Holly
Ornamental Grasses
Paperbark Maple
Rose Daphne
Saucer Magnolia
- Magnolia Sieboldii
Seven Son Flower
Sweet Cherries
Sweet Gum
Trumpet Vine
Tulip Tree
Umbrella Pine
Water Plants
Weeping Cherries
Weeping Katsura
Witch Hazel 'Arnold Promise'
Yew, English
The above list may not be complete, please note the RED TAG that will be on plants that do not carry the guarantee.
Our return policy

Because of the perishable nature of plants, we will accept the return of a plant within 10 days, with your receipt, for an exchange. The plant must be in its original condition and kept well watered on a daily basis until the return is made. Returns will be credited toward an exchange or toward a gift certificate.