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