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.​

  • THANK YOU! As we wrap up another great season 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, and look forward to expanding our landscaping services to respond to your requests.  


  • GIFT CERTIFICATES make perfect gifts for bridal showers, weddings, new births and memorials. Give a gift that will last for a lifetime.


  • WE DO MAINTENANCE! Looking for help with planting or maintenance? Contact us today! Serving homes and businesses with landscape design around these areas: Viroqua, La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, Boscobel, Richland Center, Westby, La Farge, Genoa, Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills, Sparta, Readstown, & Fennimore

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.

Visit our greenhouse and check out our hardy variety of plants chosen

specifically for the Driftless area, located just south of Viroqua.

Second Nature at Reads Creek is a destination garden center & greenhouse.  Set in the rural Driftless region of Southwestern Wisconsin, the nursery is nestled in a verdant valley along a meandering Class A trout stream.  The setting radiates a slow-down, take-in, look and linger atmosphere just south of Viroqua.  The site has a decades’ long history of horticultural endeavors. Our family has worked hard each year to enhance and expand the site, creating more and more opportunities to share it with our community.  


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. This is not your typical quick-stop, parking lot, rush-rush garden center.  We encourage everyone to wander and wonder, dream and plan, and find the colors, textures, shapes, and sizes that speak to your heart. Our nursery is a safe haven, a place of renewal and rejuvenation, and a place where worries of the outside world fade away as you begin to stroll amongst the plants and listen to the water coursing over the rocks in the valley.​ You can find us just 7 miles south of Viroqua on Hwy 14/61. The rocking chairs on the porch overlooking the valley are calling your name.

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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