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The roots of Lake County NURSERY were planted on a ¼ acre in Painesville, Ohio by Felix Zampini. The nursery was then known as Felix Zampini and Sons NURSERY. By 1962, the nursery had moved to the existing site in Perry, Ohio and had grown to forty acres. At that time Felix’s son Jim Zampini assumed total ownership and management of the nursery. The name was then changed to Lake County NURSERY Exchange and grew to over 500 acres.

In 1977, Jim introduced Malus Weeping Candied Apple® and the new plant division was born. We have proudly introduced over 125 new varieties to the industry to date. In 1986, the name was shortened to Lake County NURSERY but continued to grow to 1,000 acres under Jim’s leadership.

In 2009, Jim sold the nursery to the existing management team of Jeff Hyrne, Joe Zampini and Bob Pettorini who plan on adding to the legacy of Lake County NURSERY by continuing to serve our customers with quality plant material, outstanding service and with great relationships.


Need more information contact Lake County NURSERY 800.522.5253