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Our Story

Locally and Family Owned. Since 1969.

In 1990, Jack and Christine Fetig purchased Fossil Creek Nursery with the aspiration to supply their thriving landscaping business of 10 years, Alpine Gardens and Northern Colorado, with the best selection and finest quality plants in the area. Over the years, Alpine Gardens has become one of Fossil Creek Nursery’s largest customers. Fossil Creek Nursery was originally founded in 1969 on an acre site of the former McCleland Fruit Orchard on College Avenue just south of Harmony Road. With a deep love of horticulture and a valued sense of history for Fossil Creek Nursery, they continued this locally-owned family gardening tradition.

Then, in 1997 Fossil Creek Nursery was moved to its present location at 7029 South College Avenue. Fossil Creek Nursery is currently positioned on 15 beautiful acres of hillside overlooking Benson Reservoir. Fossil Creek Nursery offers an exquisite garden center and greenhouse with numerous products and landscaping displays providing a comfortable shopping experience for you and your family. Our focus is on helping our customers find inspirations to create the ultimate outdoor experience for their own homes.

Jack and Christine are both active in the business, with Jack as Fossil Creek Nursery's chief operating officer and Alpine Gardens' head Landscape Designer and Christine as Business Manager for both companies. Through a commitment to deliver unparalleled value to their customers, the dedicated staff of long-term employees has made Fossil Creek Nursery a premier landscape and garden center for families throughout Northern Colorado.

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