nursery, greenhouse & Gift shop Located just 7 miles south of Viroqua                                                      S7301 US 14/61, Readstown, Wi        (608) 629-5975

If you long for a mind at rest and a heart that cannot harden...

go find a gate that opens wide into a secret garden.​

As we embark on our fifth season, we reflect with gratitude at all of the support we have experienced, and look back in wonder at all we have accomplished. We had a wonderful year in 2018, and look forward to expanding our landscaping services even more this year with the addition of another landscape designer and crew.  


Gift certificates make perfect gifts for bridal showers and weddings. Give a gift of plants or wall art that they will love!


We have a diverse collection of high quality plants that will provide color around your home or business all year long.  


Looking for help with planting or maintenance? Contact us today!

Your local source for unique, Driftless-hardy trees, plants and shrubs,

along with expert advice and professional landscaping services and installation.

Welcome to Second Nature at Reads Creek

    Second Nature at Reads Creek is a destination garden center in the making.  Set in the rural Driftless region of Southwestern Wisconsin, the nursery is nestled by sheltering hillsides and transversed by a meandering trout stream.  The setting radiates a slow-down, take-in, look and linger atmosphere.  The site has a decades’ long history of horticultural endeavors and are surrounded by established gardens and dotted with tobacco barns that lend an arcadian allure to the gift and hard goods areas.  Our central arbor structures merge with these older buildings and create organized canopied sales areas under dappled shade.


    With the vast collections of annual and perennial plants offered, it makes finding that elusive something special for your garden feel like a drifty pleasure-hunt, rather than plucking daisies from a field.  (This is not your typical quick-stop, parking lot, rush-rush garden center).  We encourage a wanderlust and languid approach exemplified by the expansive covered porch of the gift shop littered with expectant rocking chairs.  This season we continue developing our central pond gardens essential to the very heart of the nursery, cultivating the notion that to enter a garden center is to enter into a garden.   ​Find us just 7 miles south of Viroqua on Hwy 14/61.

Vernon Communications created this video telling the story of Second Nature at Reads Creek.  ENJOY!!

Watch our story:

video Second Nature at Reads Creek

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