Julie is the owner of Summerland Gardens. She started the nursery in her front yard and expanded and moved to an old Hookah Bar/Sandwich shop where she ran the nursery for 13 years. When urban renewal plans came for the property she moved the business to it’s current location and lived happily ever after. With a MS degree in Horticulture, Julie worked at various botanic gardens across the US. She was the Curator of the Tropical Plant collection at both Denver Botanic Gardens and the Atlanta Botanic Gardens. She was awarded a Fellowship through Chanticleer Gardens and had the opportunity to study tropical plants in their native land around the world. Her passion for plants all started with a half off plant at King Soopers. She is also a Colorado Nursery & Greenhouse Professional and the current president of the Garden Centers of Colorado.
Anna Faye joined Summerland Gardens in the spring of 2017 after developing a love for growing things when she inherited a few of her Grandmamma’s beloved plants in 2013. She joined the team full time this spring bringing her passion for plants and her small business marketing experience managing our social media and website presence. She calls half an acre in the mountains of Colorado home where she’s always learning to love the growing pains of having a passion for gardening in the front range. Additionally, she has a background in visual and performing arts and performs regularly around Colorado. If you love our newsletters and social posts, Anna Faye is the mastermind behind all this.
Savanna joined Summerland Gardens in the spring of 2018 after coming into the store to buy her first succulent. She quickly found a love for outdoor gardening and creating charming landscaping in her small yard in the Patty Jewett area. In the summer of 2019 she took a break to do Invasive species removal and fire mitigation with Americorps. After completing her service term she returned to Summerland excited to continue helping people choose the perfect plants for their various growing conditions around the city. In her free time she enjoys creating costumes for Comic Con events and the Renaissance festival. If you need advice on growing vegetables, she's the one to ask! Plus who can resist her laugh?
Zoe joined Summerland Gardens during the spring 2021 season after she graduated with a horticulture degree from Colorado State University. She completed her degree with the hopes of expanding the community's knowledge on plants while also helping them grow their own food. Her background is a diverse collection of the horticultural field such as research in agrovolatics and farming on a commercial scale as well as knowledge surrounding arthropods, animals, and micro ecosystems. Zoe is always happy to help and will definitely encourage you in your next horticultural obsession.