Best of the Boat nursery/gardening supplier: Windemere Garden Center |

Best of the Boat nursery/gardening supplier: Windemere Garden Center

Liz Meissner waters flowers inside the Windemere Garden Center, which won Best Nursery/Gardening Supplier. (Photo by John F. Russell)

While plastics might have been the future in The Graduate, for Windemere Landscape & Garden Center, winner of this year’s Best Nursery/Gardening Supplier, it’s perennials.

“Those are probably our biggest seller,” said owner Talina Teixeira, who’s been running Windemere since purchasing Routt County Landscaping in 1995. “Those and our annuals.”

Teixeira says her store’s success owes itself to its location, variety and selection. She also credits an exceptional staff that serves their customers’ needs.

As well as annuals and perennials, Windemere offers everything from patio pots and hanging baskets to fertilizers, herbicides, grass and wildflower seeds, trees, shrubs, soil amendments and more.

It also offers custom garden design, installation and delivery. For trees, maples and Colorado spruce top the list, as does her favorite, bristle cone.

“I like the bristle cone because it has a nice organic shape to it,” she said. “It’s perfect for homes here.”

Best Nursery/Gardening Supplier

• Winner: Windemere Garden Center

• Runners-up: Gecko Landscape & Design and Snow Country Nursery

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