Fred Struck grew up in St. Peter, MN and always dreamed of starting a garden center in the area. After serving in the United States Army, he earned a horticulture degree from the University of Minnesota. He and his wife Joy then started their first garden center in 1972 named Silent Oaks Nursery, on and named after Fred's father's farm in rural St. Peter. Later that year the garden center relocated to Le Sueur, MN. In March of 1981 the Strucks started a second store which is the current location of Traverse Des Sioux Garden Center. In the early 90's, Fred and Joy sold Silent Oaks Nursery to focus all their efforts on Traverse Des Sioux.
Today Fred and Joy operate the garden center with the help of their three sons, Karl, Oren, and Keith. Traverse Des Sioux Garden Center offers a full range of plant material, gifts, and landscaping.
Our garden center is stocked with all of your plant needs. Included in our collection are houseplants, succulents, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables, shrubs, and trees. We also sell a wide variety of hanging baskets and container gardens, along with everything you need to do it yourself.