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Root. Grow. Give!

Keeping a piece of Viroqua history alive, Thoreau’s Garden operates a small garden center, houseplant shop, and floral business that brings fresh energy to our local community, our mission is to inspire all kinds of people in all kinds of situation to garden, grow medicine, and share the beauty of our earth.

We are a small business going into our third season, we grow as many of our plants as we can from seed or cuttings to reduce the “mileage” on our plants, this also means you get to let us know what you’d like to see growing! Sadly it also means we are not carrying trees or shrubs at this time.

Thoreau’s Garden Is A Social Enterprise Of Thoreau College

We offer a variety of houseplants, annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, salad greens in the winter, cut-flowers and other fun and delicious growing things for our local community.
 To order flowers please call (608) 637-8200

Seasonal Specials

September 2022

Sign up here for our October microgreen share! https://forms.gle/G91eN9Kobf6bcgcJ6

Fall bulbs are in the shop! Grow your own Saffron with fall blooming saffron crocus!

Mums and Asters are in the garden center !

Check out our ornamental peppers and cabbage for fall planters.

All perennials are 50% off

Perennial grasses are 75% off

Pumpkins and gourds coming soon!

HOUSE PLANTS

We carry a wide variety of all types of plants, from indoor plants and house plants to succulents. We've got them all! Fresh from our greenhouse.

BEDDING PLANTS

Most common are the summer bedding plants such as petunias and begonias. But there are so many species to choose from in our greenhouse.

VEGETABLES

Shop for high yield vegetable seeds and plants that are perfect for your home garden. We are a leading provider of plants for your vegetable garden or herb garden.

HERBS

We can help you find and grow herbs at home and which herb plants are best for herb gardens. Nothing beats cooking with home-grown herbs!