Greenhouse & Garden Center

12550 W Norris Lane  Galena, IL  61036

815-541-4274  e Mail:

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Welcome to Murphy’s Gardens!  

We are a friendly, family-owned, greenhouse and fresh produce farm located only 3 miles from Galena, IL in JoDaviess County in the far NW corner of IL, 12 miles from Dubuque, IA and 20 miles from Platteville, WI.   We have been operating our farm since 1996, when we continued the produce & fruit farm the previous owners had operated since the 70’s.  Since then, we have expanded our products and added growing greenhouses to allow us to grow a  a vast & diverse collection of perennials, ornamental grasses, perennial vines, native plants, specialty annuals, culinary herbs, vegetables,  hanging baskets, container gardens, flowering shrubs and a small selection of  trees.    Our mission is to grow the healthiest,  highest quality plants available.  Countless customers have told us that our plants are the highest quality they have seen  & that they thrive in their gardens.   We attribute this to the fact that they are not unloaded off of trucks into a parking lot. Instead they are lovingly hand-potted in our own greenhouses and  cared for by our knowledgeable staff using sustainable growing practices.  

To complement our fine selection of plants, we offer an eclectic gathering of garden decor with the focus on locally produced items and antiques,  one-of-a- kind garden sculptures and other nature inspired items for garden, home and personal care.  Seeds, tools, fertilizer, potting materials, gloves and earth friendly gardening products are also offered in our checkout area.

In late summer and fall, our shop takes on a Farmer’s Market feel and the focus shifts to our naturally grown, fresh-from-the-field, organically grown produce & fruits such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, potatoes & much more. Midwest peaches, homegrown apples &  pears, jams, honey and natural body care products and seasonal offerings are the focus in addition to our perennials.  Pumpkins, squash, gourds, mums & other fall  items round out the season.

When you visit our property, you are also invited to wander through our acres of display gardens for inspiration & education.  We believe in growing what we sell so our dozens of display beds feature hundreds of cultivars in various stages of growth.   

Our knowledgeable staff includes growers, landscape designers, Master Gardeners and experienced gardeners.  We have a wealth of information and experience and we are happy to answer your questions.   We hope to see you soon!


          Hours vary by month, please check our hours & directions page.

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