You certainly know Nicholas’ work if you follow our social media and read our Scout Books, educational materials, WineCo | THIS WEEK emails and other communiqués. If you are in the merry wine-and-spirits trade, you have likely enjoyed a glass of wine or botanical beverage with him sharing the stories behind these.  But did you know?  In addition to his 15-year tenure heralding all at The Wine Company, Nicholas owns the garden and home good shop Horta Culture with his wife Jill.

Horta Culture at The Squire House from North Gardens

Squire House from the North Gardens. Tap image to reach the Horta Culture website

The Livingstons live above this garden-and-home goods shop with their children, Lotte (4) and Anders (1), in a lovely 1870s home in the historic heart of Afton on the high street of the old village.

Midwest Home feature on Horta Culture

To read the Midwest Home feature on Horta Culture tap on their photo above

Surrounded by showcase gardens and a burgeoning plant yard, visiting Horta Culture transports guests to an idyllic Mid-Atlantic destination someplace betwixt New England and Brittania herself.

Having spent years living in New York, England and Japan with regular visits to family in the Netherlands and Germany, much of their inspiration stems from these gardening and agricultural traditions.

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine features shop Horta Culture

To read the Mpls. St. Paul Magazine feature on Horta Culture tap on their photo above

Love to garden and enjoy a drive in the country? Take a trip to Horta Culture for their organic seeds and seedlings, a strong emphasis on cold hardy natives and more interesting perennials, sturdy heirloom tools, and well-appointed home goods.

St. Croix Valley Magazine features interior of shop Horta Culture

To read the St. Croix Valley Magazine feature on Horta Culture tap their photo above

To learn more about Horta Culture, check out their website ShopHortaCulture.com, read their recent press in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, St. Croix Valley Magazine, Midwest Home, The Pioneer Press, KSTP’s Daytrippin: Afton, follow @ShopHortaCulture across social media, and sign up for their email campaigns for workshops and events via their LinkTree listings.
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