About Us: 

Donahue’s Greenhouse is a family owned business run by first generation owner Lois Donahue, seven of her children, a son-in-law, and grandson working full time in the day to day operations. Many of her other grandchildren work part time or seasonally in the greenhouse, making it a true family business!


Pictured front row: Kathy Donahue Nass, Lois Donahue Cleary, Mary Donahue, Julie Donahue Zweber

Pictured back row:  Dan Zweber, Jim Donahue, Tim Donahue, Mick Donahue, Mark Donahue, Phil Zweber

Donahues has been specializing in clematis for several decades. We grow and ship over 700,000 clematis throughout the United States and Canada annually.  We ship to garden centers and greenhouses.   Our goal is to provide the most heavily rooted clematis on the market along with a great variety selection.

Donahues also operates a large retail store that is open mid-April through most of June. We sell a wide variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, tropicals, succulents and more. With over 25,000 square feet of indoor retail space to shop, guests drive from all over to visit Donahues each spring. We are known as a true destination garden center!  Each year we have a large Anniversary celebration that includes our ‘Potting Days’.   This event draws people from all over for the 3 day celebration in April.   We plan to make 2017 our biggest celebration ever as we celebrate 45 years of growing plants and our families in Faribault.                                 We hope you’ll make plans to visit us!