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Livingston family of Horta Culture at Squire House



As gardeners, garden designers, and shopkeepers at a small, independent, family-owned endeavor, we are immensely grateful for your interest and your support. We firmly believe in the adage that every dollar we spend is a vote for the world we wish to inhabit.

THANK YOU for choosing the small and beautiful committed to sustainability, fair trade, the handmade, the durable hard goods, the heirloom tools and textiles, the wondrous plants beyond the stock-in-trade standards --plants both aesthetic as well as beneficial to our local flora and fauna. We are absolutely chuffed to get to know you who resonate with these values and this shared ethos.

For all general inquiries, feel free to call our office at 651-502-1479


Are you interested in quality heirloom plants, tools and home goods?
Want to find native, cold hardy plants? Sustainably made tools, fountains, statues, furniture, gifts and home goods? Feel free to call our office at 651-502-1479 or email us a general inquiry at [email protected]. We will happily help suss out what you are searching for.


Are you looking for help designing, restoring, or maintaining a garden?
Please email Jill and Nicholas Livingston or reach them by phone through the main office number (651-502-1479) to arrange a garden consult.


Are you a nursery, farm, or artisan, looking for representation in a family owned and operated, independent shop?
Please email Jill and Nicholas Livingston or reach them by phone through the main office number (651-502-1479).




Horta Culture is located only 30 minutes east of Saint Paul in the historic, old village of Afton, Minnesota, along the west bank of the Saint Croix River where it widens into Lake Saint Croix.

This riparian wonderland hosts bike paths, riverways, local marinas, hiking trails, countless highways and byways for migrating birds, and a historic high street hosting Minnesota's oldest town square park, Minnesota's first ice cream shop, Minnesota's oldest inn, and our historic home and its English country garden in the heart of Afton. 

We look forward to welcoming you.


HORTA CULTURE at Squire House
3390 Saint Croix Trail South
PO Box 202
Afton, Minnesota USA 55001

Office: 651-502-1479