Who We Are
Stephens Nursery is a 3rd generation family owned and operated business founded by Annalies Stephens and son Bill Stephens Jr. The nursery is located in Dotsero, Colorado and successfully serves a 150 mile radius including the beautiful Vail Valley. Annalies is known for bringing a touch of her homeland, Switzerland, to Colorado through their products.
Their operation originally started as a tree farm in 1980. The trees that were grown were sold wholesale. In 1982, they decided that they would include a retail outlet. Throughout the years this operation has grown into a better and larger retail outlet ranging in products from annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, pottery, custom planters and hanging baskets. Annalies Stephens has a passion for flower arranging, which helped develop their custom planter industry.
Bill Stephens Jr., graduated from CSU in 1989 with a horticulture degree and has been in the picture ever since. The knowledge he gained at CSU helped him provide this business with the science it needs. His education is particularly helpful when it comes to landscaping chemicals, landscape design, soil science, and understanding or diagnosing different plant diseases and pests. As of January 1st, 2018 Annalies Stephens has semi-retired, she still likes to come to the Nursery to dabble.