A Destination

Fred's dream started as a small nursery on his parents rural Nicollet County farm. It led to horticulture degree from the University of Minnesota. And later to two garden centers, one in Le Sueur and in 1980, our current location in St. Peter.  Today Fred and Joy operate Traverse des Sioux Garden Center on the north side of St. Peter with their sons, Karl, Oren and Keith. 

We hope that you'll stop and check us out. We strive to have unique plants and gift items along with the best advice for your lawn and garden.

Stop by and check us out, you'll be happy that you did!

Herbs and Vegetables

We grow many of our own vegetables to insure that you have the best of the best to put into your garden. Raised with love and ready to produce!


Our landscape team is a tough working crew with the experience needed to complete the project with enthusiasm and care. Efficiency and attention to detail will make your project carefree.


We offer a full array of Christmas decorations. Including fresh Christmas trees, spruce tip pots, custom decorating, wreath, and garlands. Inquire about how we can beautify the season for you!