Sturtz & Copeland c.1935
It all began in 1882 when James and Rhoda Hubbard purchased land at 1500 Arapahoe, a humble dirt road on the highway to Denver, to erect five greenhouses. In August 1928 Lloyd Sturtz and his wife Gladys purchased the existing greenhouse of what was by then Fawcett Floral. Sturtz and Copeland was founded in 1929 when Gladysí father Albert W. Copeland joined the business.
Current owner Carol Riggs bought the business in 1976 after having worked at Sturtz and Copeland since the late 60's. In 1981, with the expansion of Boulder High School, the historic greenhouse had to be closed and the business moved to itís current location at 2851 Valmont.
The new Sturtz and Copeland was designed to maintain the feel of the Arapahoe location, but with updated technology. Sturtz and Copeland is regularly recognized as the best Florist and Greenhouse in the Boulder area and has maintained a tradition of quality customer service along with a knowledgeable staff always willing to help. Along with professional floral arrangements, a wide selection of annuals and perennials, a year round greenhouse stocked with indoor plants, Sturtz and Copeland has recently added a Card and Stationery section. This newest addition allows Boulder brides to shop in one location for both fine stationery and artistically arranged wedding flowers.
Connie Smith is the general manager and has 28 years of experience in the field of horticulture along with a bachelors degree from CSU in floriculture. She is an avid organic gardener and keeps the shelves at Sturtz and Copeland stocked with earth-friendly and organic gardening products. She has been working at Sturtz and Copeland since 1992.
Come in and visit our parrot, Lindy