Gardening Department

Our team of gardeners - armed with green thumbs, a passion for beauty and nature, and a love of the outdoors - keep Winter Park blooming all summer long.

Gardening Around Town

The gardening staff plants and maintains 118 different gardens throughout Winter Park. Our head gardener has designed beautiful gardens that are easy to maintain and are lovely to behold utilizing xeriscape principles.

  • Water Conservation

    Water conservation is the name of the game in Winter Park. Plants are grouped together according to their water requirements, allowing the gardeners to water just twice a week when all the plants are established.

  • Facing High Altitude Challenges

    The gardeners face some daunting challenges in this high-altitude mountain environment including wind, hail, extreme temperatures, and a short growing season. Thus inspired and challenged, Winter Park’s team of gardeners is ready for yet another season of creating artful gardens that will enhance every guest’s and local’s visit to our Town.

Town Flower

The Kenny Hart Flower (Campanula Glomerata)

Winter Park’s Town flower is the Dane’s Blood, also known to locals as the Kenny Hart flower or the Danesblood Bellflower. According to an article published in the Winter Park Manifest, the tall, purple flower was imported by Kenny Hart’s mother, Ora Mae, from Georgia in 1960, and today it flourishes throughout Grand County.

The flower owes its existence to Kenny, who lived in Winter Park (then known as Hideaway Park) from 1954 - 1999. He shared the flower with many fellow gardeners and referred to it as the Purple Mystery because he could never remember the flower's real name. He cherished it because of its ability to survive Grand County's harsh winters.

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Gardening Department

80500 US Highway 40
P.O. Box 3327
Winter Park, CO 80482

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.