Alpine Earth Center 
Have you seen an elk eating poppies on a roof along Highway 9 in Silverthorne? That’s a showpiece at the Alpine Earth Center. The passive solar building is “home to Alpine Gardens, Alpine Solar Design, Summit Yoga, Namaste Massage, and Do It Yourself Health”. It is an interesting place. Check out the organic vegetables they grow.
The Center is located at:
998 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Phone: (970) 468-8189
Fax: (970) 262-7836
http://www.alpinegarden.com

Neils Lunceford
The main nursery is in Silverthorne, but there’s a smaller one at Farmer’s Korner, half way between Frisco and Breckenridge. Neils Lunceford offers about 400 plant species – trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals – garden supplies and hanging baskets. They will design, build and maintain gardens. Just ask and they will try to accommodate.
Silverthorne Office & Nursery:
740 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498
Phone: (970) 468-0340
http://neilslunceford.com/

Alma Nursery
Jessica produces beautiful annuals, perennials and baskets in greenhouses on the right hand side of the road as you enter Alma from the direction of Summit County. She works like crazy all spring and early summer, supplying nurseries, but will also serve the retail market.

Doug Tilley
Doug’s operation is located in Fairplay. He offers trees, especially aspens and conifers, at cheaper prices than those in Summit County nurseries. It is best to call Doug and make an appointment prior to heading over Hoosier Pass. You can bring trees back in a truck or on a trailer, but take a tarp with you to cover them so that they do not get damaged on the journey to their new home. Doug can deliver them, too, for a fee! Also, Doug sells firewood.
Contact:
Phone: (719) 836-2639
Doug owns a store (artifacts) at 812 Main Street, Fairplay.
He has a lot where he stores trees on the east side of Hwy 285. In Fairplay, turn left at the lights at the juncture of Highway 9 with 285. Shortly afterwards, take county road 16 to the right and you will see Doug’s trees off to the left. Drive towards them on dirt tracks!

Johnie's Garden
Located on the road to Minturn, this nursery is well worth a look at if you are visiting Vail or Avon. They have a wonderful array of plants, some of which are not available in Summit County. If you are looking for herbs, this garden center may have what you are seeking. This is a full service nursery and may be a source for trees and bushes, too. At Christmas they sell wreaths and trees. They’re also a vendor of pottery from around the world.
Garden Center:
On the banks of the Eagle River between I-70and Minturn. 
Phone: (970) 827-9200
http://www.johniesgarden.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We try to educate our members and the community about gardening in Summit County and provide a social setting for informational exchanges to share the beauty of gardening with others.

There's lots going on in our Club and room for many to be involved. It's surprising how much we accomplish in our short Summit summer