Best Tree Nursery
The Tree Farm
A number of things make The Tree Farm a special place to shop, not least of which is that you don’t have to explore the entire nursery on foot — they’ll drive you around in golf carts! With the largest variety of trees, shrubs and perennials of any nursery on The Front Range, as well as a staff with hundreds of combined years of experience, The Tree Farm is sure to have what you need. “We strive to supply excellent plant material and customer service,” says Manager Mike Gittleson. “We have the best selection and knowledgeable staff in not only the county but also the state when it comes to retail nurseries and garden centers.” 11868 Mineral Road, Longmont, 303.652.2961, thetreefarm.com.
Runner Up: Creekside Tree Nursery, 3283 61st St., Boulder, 303.668.7647, creeksideboulder.com.
Best Wild Bird Supply Store
Front Range Birding Company
Front Range Birding Company (FRBC) is a new Boulder business dedicated to providing customers with the best birding and nature products and services. “We love what we do and want people to have a great experience every time they visit the Front Range Birding Company store,” says Owner Tom Bush. “Whether you are a backyard bird watcher, a field birder in need of sport optics, or simply a nature love, we have an extensive collection of items that you may be looking for, and the experts to help you make the right choices.” Visit FRBC in October for 20 percent off on all bird food products. FRBC also hosts a free Bird Walk Program on the second Saturday of every month — call for details.
5360 Arapahoe Ave., #E. Boulder, 303.979.2473, frontrangebirding.com.
Runner Up: Niwot Rental and Feed, 291 2nd Ave., Niwot, 303.652.2900, niwotrentalandfeed.com.