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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.


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.


Conservation and Challenges


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.


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.


You can view an illustrated list of flowers (this may take a bit to download as there are many) that are planted in our municipal gardens that make our mountain community all the more beautiful.



Amy Benson, Head Gardener
(970) 726-8011 ext. 601

 Flower Garden