Jan and Jim Gulley began their business in 1975 growing blue spruce and columbine plants in their backyard on Sherwood Street across from Colorado State University. Jim Gulley grew up in the horticultural business, his father owned a carnation greenhouse in Denver. Jan Gulley has an horticultural degree from CSU and enjoys growing plants. Today, Gulley Greenhouse is a multigenerational business. Jim Gulley is the builder, and has built by hand the majority of the buildings on our property. Jan Gulley is the head grower and her commitment and expertise shows in the quality of the plants that we grow and sell. Beth, the couple’s eldest daughter, is in charge of wholesale operations. Jamie, the youngest daughter, is in charge of the retail store.
Gulley Greenhouse moved to their present location in 1980 and Gulley Greenhouse & Garden Center began retail sales in May 1981. In 1992, Gulley Greenhouse became incorporated and currently employs 80-100 people year round.
At Gulley Greenhouse we have 3 main Divisions.
Our Garden Center serves gardeners in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska, 80% of the plants that we sell at our Garden Center are grown right in our backyard. We carry houseplants and tropical plants from Florida and California growers. Visit our Garden Center Page to learn more.
Our Wholesale Department sells our products to local landscaping businesses, shopping centers, and retailers in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. We carry a wide selection of finished plants from annuals and perennials to edibles and roses. Visit our Wholesale Page to learn more.
Our Young Plants Department produces millions of plants per year. We produce plants from cuttings, seeds, roots and bulbs right in our Fort Collins facilities. We also supply plants to nationwide growers and we custom grow many varieties of plants for our customers. Visit our Young Plants Page to learn more.
Gulley Greenhouse began with 2 greenhouses from a carnation range from Jim’s Father. As of 2015, there are 180,000 sq. ft. of cold frames and 90,000 sq. ft of heated greenhouses. Gulley Greenhouse, Inc. currently produces over 1000 perennial, 100 herb, and 650 annual varieties. The quantities sold are over 200,000 gallon perennials, 25,000 roses, 500,000 2 ½” perennials and herbs, and 5 million plugs.
Gulley Greenhouse Plant Products & Programs include:
- Perennial Finished Plants
- Young Plants for Producers
- Annual Finished Plants
- Plant Select Program Plants
- Finished Roses
- Custom Containers & Hanging Baskets
- Jeepers Creepers Groundcovers
- Fairy & Miniature Gardening Plants
- Herbs, Vegetables & Small Fruits
- Custom grown plants
At Gulley Greenhouse we take pride in what we do, and it is reflected in the great quality product that we grow for our customers. We are committed to improving the environment through plants and garden products. We want to be the best we can be. To support this philosophy, our shared values are teamwork, excellence and community support. We set the bar for community involvement by supporting charitable organizations through a wide variety of fund-raisers and sponsorships. Rooted in the Fort Collins community for nearly 40 years, Gulley Greenhouse leads the way in outstanding service, quality plants and knowledgeable staff dedicated to brightening the community and the world one plant at a time.
At Gulley Greenhouse we offer our customers
- Quality Grown Plants
- Environmental Commitment
- New & Innovative Plants
- Customer Satisfaction
- Community Support
- Knowledgeable Staff
- Locally Owned & Operated