Sunborn Gardens


Hans & Lisa Larsen


Mount Horeb, WI

About Us

Sun­born grows cut flow­ers on 4 acres of a 20 acre home­stead in South­west­ern Wis­con­sin. We have brought flow­ers to the Dane Coun­ty Farm­ers Mar­ket since the 70’s when the toma­toes we grew for a local coop­er­a­tive were not need­ed. With a buck­et of bright eye-catch­ing orange marigolds, a long and won­der­ful romance began. Grow­ing local, qual­i­ty, sus­tain­able flow­ers has been our pas­sion ever since.

Car­ol began Sun­born in 1975 and has con­tin­u­ous­ly attend­ed the Dane Coun­ty Farm­ers Mar­ket and worked in flo­ral design. Using agri­cul­tur­al grants, she ini­ti­at­ed Fair Field Flow­ers to join togeth­er a group of expe­ri­enced grow­ers as a whole­sale team. Car­ol found­ed the UW Begin­ning Flower Grow­er School, has pre­sent­ed at MOSES, and enjoys talk­ing to many local gar­den clubs. In 2012 Car­ol’s son Hans and his wife Lisa joined Sun­born to keep the fam­i­ly busi­ness blooming!

About Our Products

The flowers we grow are designated ‘Specialty Cuts’ by the floral industry because they are not the usual roses, carnations, or chrysanthemums normally found at the florist. Snapdragon, Lisianthus, and Sweet William are a few of the over 200 different kinds of flowers we grow. Every year something new is trialed and evaluated. It’s amazing how each year is different when it comes to picking a star performer. Sunborn Gardens belongs to the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and Debra Prinzing's Slow Flowers. We sell wholesale through Fair Field Flowers, a partnership of local cut flower growers who all grow sustainably and market flowers to florists in the Madison area, Milwaukee and the Milwaukee-Madison corridor.

What We Offer

  • Bedding plants
  • Cut flowers
  • Hanging baskets
  • Perennial plants
  • Plants

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