Experience Wisconsin

Shoppist: Nurturing Green Thumbs

Founded in 1847 with just a flour and feed mill, today Cambridge’s quaint downtown filled with brick buildings boasts a few pubs, a winery and little shops—like the Avid Gardener, a gift and gardening boutique on the main drag.  Christianne Laing opened her shop in 2014 to offer supplies (garden tools, pots and yard décor) and good gardening advice. She and husband Jay also own a small plant nursery in Waterloo and sell annuals, hanging baskets and herbs in the fenced-in area behind the store. Not a gardener? Enjoy perusing her cute gift items instead, like tea towels, home décor, fun printed rain boots, indoor/outdoor rugs, dishes and organic body-care items.
avid-gardener.com


This article originally appeared in the 2018 spring/summer issue of Experience Wisconsin magazine. The contents of this article were checked for accuracy when it was published; however, it’s possible some of the information has changed. We recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the destinations, attractions or restaurants mentioned in this article.

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