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CSFS Nursery Resumes Operations!

Beginning Oct. 1, 2023, Seedling Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials can be ordered directly through Colorado State Forest Service Nursery for 2023/24. You must arrange your own pick-up in Fort Collins or pay for shipping. The best time to plant in Gilpin is the end of May. 

General info on ordering

Products, Pricing and Availability

Please contact the Nursery at or (970) 491-8429 with questions or for more information.

Recommended Shrubs and Trees for Gilpin County and surrounding areas 

Grass Seed Mix –

Call or email to make an appointment to purchase seeds. $15 per pound (covers about 1000 sq. ft.)

Grass Seed Mix List
Generally, the best time to seed is in the late fall, just before the first significant snowfall, or late June/early July.

Native Wildflower Seeds –

Call or email to make an appointment to purchase seeds. Fall is a good time to sow wildflower seed because subsequent winter cold and snow (moisture) will promote seed germination the following spring.

Available seeds:

Rocky Mountain Wildflower Mix (Livestock Safe) (contains Siberian Wallflower, Dwarf Godetia, Lance-leaf Coreopsis, Rocky Mtn. Beeplant, Plains Coreopsis, Blanketflower, Indian Blanket, Prairie Coneflower, Blue Flax, Purple Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Palmer Penstemon, Blue Columbine, Rocky Mtn. Penstemon, Aspen Daisy, Mexican Hat): 1 oz packet: $5

Individual Flower packs: $5 each

  • Rocky Mountain Beeplant (Cleome serrulata)
  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon strictus)
  • Blue Columbine (Aquilegia caerulea)
  • Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)
  • Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii)
  • Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule)
  • Red Shirley Poppy (Papaver rhoeus)

Gilpin CSU Extension
303-582-9106 or

Extension Office is Open Under Strict Guidelines

Visits are by appointment only.