4798 Gray Rd Cincinnati OH 45232 Phone 513-541-8170

The Gardener's Garden Store!

Come see why people who love gardening shop Funke's

Great plants, great service, great prices, Real Value

Open Mid March to Mid November 

Spring 2015 is almost here!

New Tomato and Pepper variety lists are up click on the links below.

As of March 12th 2015 open hours vary. To check if we're open call 513-541-8170, if no answer call 513-541-8175.

The Spring 2015 selection of Vegetable and Herb plants is our largest ever. There's a reason we call it "insane" :)

We've added even more heirloom tomato varieties, more peppers, heirloom Squash, Okra, and Eggplants, among others, and a whole bunch more herbs, including culinary, medicinal, and spiritual use varieties. We believe in staying close to nature and grow our plants here focusing on non GMO varieties. Our catch phase is "Just say no, to GMO."

And Yes, we really do grow all of our vegetable and herb plants here on site, no middle men, no poisons, no kidding. :)

Come see why vegetable and herb gardeners are driving as many as 3 hours one way to shop our incredible selection!

Our service, selection, and prices will delight both the beginner and expert gardener alike.

If you are a truck farm or a community garden or other commercial or non profit organization we offer exceptional quality and commercially competetive pricing. We also have decades of experience meeting the needs of the commercial market. We do request large volume commercial orders be placed to allow enough time for procurement and sowing of seed or propagation of cutting to meet your requested ship date.

In most cases this lead time can be several months. If interested drop an email to lepere@fuse.net for details.

Have a favorite variety that you'd like us to carry? Just drop an email to the address in the previous sentence. We like requests and feed back from our customers. :)

The long awaited 2015 variety lists are finally here! Plants will be available late April.

Spring 2015 tomato plant list! Our largest selection ever!

Spring 2015 pepper plant list! From dangerously hot to sweet as candy it's pure pepper pleasure

Spring 2015 herb plant list We grow over 100 species of culinary, medicinal, and spirtual use herbs. Come see why professional Chefs, Herbalists, and Home gardeners alike count on Funke's as their source for their herb garden starter plants.

We really do take our devotion to preserving our heritage and the diversity of species quite seriously, and in keeping with that I have intentionally kept the website in the "home pagey" feel of the internet of the mid 1990's. webmaster.


Here's a bunch of other fun garden stuff to poke through on our site. :)

Home About us Products Services Video Easy gardening Fun Stuff

Sign up for Funke's email Liberty for dummies

The Liberty for dummies page is a simple refresher for all of us Americans that have forgotten what "liberty" is really all about.

It's cute, has great music, and even a kid can understand it. Some adults may be another story. :) It's well worth the watch. I hope you find it as refreshing/entertaining/enlightening as I. My highest compliments to the artist that constructed it. Webmaster

The site is evolving. Rather than take it down for "maintainance" the way many do I decided to leave the old links below in place while I get them placed in the new sections of the newly added site links above. Al


  • Current specials - Come see why it's worth the trip to Funke's!
  • Building a pond - A pictorial essay of the construction of the water feature in our front display. A good "how to" demonstration for those who'd like to get their feet wet :)
  • Poinsettias - We did at one time grow some of this finest poinsettias in the region. Consumer apathy and reluctance to pay for quality, and rising fuel costs forced us to stop growing them.
  • Virtual visit - This section needs to be moved to the history area of the site. I'll build a virtual vist page for the new Funke's when I get the chance. :) Al
  • Directions & Store hours - Simply put, How you get here from there :)
  • Links - gardening related links with site reviews
  • What's new? - New features and updates here on the site
  • Backissues - backissues of our popular gardening newsletter
  • Herbs! - Herbal information covering a broad range of topics realting to herbs Updated - 03/11/08
  • Testimonials - What Cincinnati's gardeners are saying about our shop and gardening newsletter :)
  • Stop supporting greedy billionaire bankers! use cash!

    Want to do something about greedy bankers robbing the public treasury blind through massive corruption at the federal level? STOP USING THE PLASTIC & START USING CASH. Credit cards do nothing but suck BILLIONS of $ away from the working class & small businesses every year. Who pays for the skymiles and rewards? Your merchant, that's who. Those rewards are taken electronically out of the merchant's portion of the sale when the card is scanned.

    God grant us the sereneity to accept the things we cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things we can, and the WISDOM to know the difference.

    Serving the greater Cincinnati Garden Market for four generations since 1896

    We were at one time, perhaps the single most comprehensive selection of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs and garden accessories in the region including tuned windchimes, garden furniture, tools, fertilzers and water gardening supplies. The unwillingness of garden consumers to buy plants in any significant numbers in anything less than perfect weather, and then only willing to pay what they did ten years ago while costs of operation skyrockted forced us to shift focus towards the self sufficient organic method food production of our past.

    Our primary mission is now to provide the plants, materials, and knowledge necessary for our customers to take control of their own food supply.

    "Teach a person to fish and they're fed for life, teach them to garden and they can feed the whole neighborhood!" Al Funke 2009

    We look forward to a sustainable future of healthy and bountiful harvests.


    Located at 4798 Gray Rd. Cincinnati Ohio 45232

    Phone 513-541-8170

    Browse through our extensive site through any of the above areas. We hope you have as much fun here as we have putting it here for you!

    We pride ourselves on customer service and do our level best to be as "user friendly" as possible!

    Feel free to send us any comments or suggestions via the email link below.

    Gardening questions are welcome :)

    If you are a local shopper sign up for our email specials!

    You'll get gardening tips 'n tricks and weekly clearance updates going on at the store.

    Just send us your email address and we'll add you to the growing list of VERY satisfied local customers :)

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