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Root. Grow. Give!

Keeping a piece of Viroqua’s 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” this also means you get to let us know what you’d like to see growing, 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 year round, annuals, perennials, vegetable starts, herbs, medicinal, and native plants in the spring and summer, salad and micro greens in the winter, and more for our local community. Come check out the shop! 
 To order flowers please call (608) 637-8200

Seasonal Specials

November 2022

Sign up here for our December microgreen share! 

 Nov. 26th, join us for a hypertufa planter workshop! Hypertufa is a mix of concrete, peat, and perlite, to create sturdy lightweight pots with lots of personality. More info and sign up here:



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.


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


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.


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!