Effective by the end of store hours on July 31, 2019, Denverites will need to shop elsewhere to find cacti, trees, flowers and other greenery. Paulino Gardens, the popular gardening store and nursery located near the Globeville neighborhood of Denver, has been selling plants to locals since 1960 and recently confirmed speculation that it would be shutting its doors for the last time this summer.
As a true hidden gem among an industrialized area filled with factories and warehouses, Paulino Gardens is locally known as one of Colorado’s largest garden centers with an impressive selection of houseplants, seeds, vegetable and herb plants, trees, shrubs, ornamental grasses and water plants. If you can’t find it at Home Depot, you can bet one of the green-thumbed growers at Paulino’s will find it for you.
In addition to its wide array of plants, Paulino’s is also home to surrounding acres with trees, rock gardens, fountains and 8,000 roses — land that will no longer belong to the Paulino family. According to Adams County records, as reported by the Denver Post, the property sold for $12.2 million on April 29.
After nearly 60 years of serving loyal customers, Paulino’s owners haven’t spoken much regarding the store’s closure, but the packed parking lots at the North Broadway nursery speak for themselves. You better buy a beloved Paulino plant soon before it’s too late.
Paulino Gardens is located at 6300 North Broadway, Denver and is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but closes early at 5 p.m. on Sundays.
All photography by Kyle Cooper.