Secret Garden Growers is a specialty nursery founded in 1998 in the sublime growing climate of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  We are obsessed plant collectors and propagate from our own extensive collection of rare, unusual, uncommon, heirloom and tried and true plants from all corners of the planet. We are continuously adding new species and cultivars.  Many of the plants we offer can be seen growing in our demonstration gardens.  


We specialize in offerings that thrive here in the Pacific Northwest but grow plants for just about every climate and niche in the country.  Our horticultural delights are heavily weighted in the perennial category...but we also have an infatuation with plants for the shaded woodland.  Our collection would not be complete without a rather far reaching selection of shrubs, vines, bog plants, grasses and some very special trees.  


If you have a 'want list' or are seeking that special elusive plant, please get in touch with us.  If we don't grow it, we may know someone who does!


Secret Garden Growers offers consultation, design, garden creation, specialty maintenance and arborist consulting services.  We have been creating special gardens for special people for over 30 years.  Learn more on our SERVICES page.


  Our Vision 

"I have been gardening since I was a child...

     there is nothing I would rather do.

There is great magic and pleasure in watching

a planted seed sprout or watching a precious cutting take root. Our goal is to fill the niche of providing special plants for special gardens...we also provide extended services to enable that special garden to be created, installed and maintained. We share our knowledge so that gardeners, new to experienced, can find success in their planting endeavors.  

Patricia Thompson

One is never too young or too old to learn to garden!"

Patricia Thompson  

Certified Horticulturist      Landscape Designer      ISA Certified Arborist #WC00198

        Licensed Landscape Contractor LCB #12931 and a Master Gardener since 1984 


        'Master Auditor/Water Management Advisor'  - California Polytechnic Institute in 1989


        Own & Operate 'No Nonsense Horticultural Services' in the S.F. Bay Area since 1983             

& still tends to clients' gardens she helped create over the years.


Implementer of many 'Integrated Pest Management' programs


 Author of Articles for Horticultural publications & newsletters 


Instructor:  Horticulture and Arboriculture Classes in Community Colleges &Adult Education  


She combines her passions, Education in Art, Teaching, & Horticultural Science,

to help others in their gardening endeavors.