We are a team of passionate plant professionals
Arbor Valley is changing the future of the landscaping industry by helping our customers do their jobs more quickly, easily, and profitably
The professional landscaper's choice
Rooted in Family
Arbor Valley Nursery’s roots run deep, all the way back to 1980 when Roy and Dave Edmundson opened our nursery. Father and son shared a love for the land and a passion for growing and tending plants. They also saw a need in the market for locally grown trees that would thrive in our Colorado climate—sowing the seeds of our vision.
As these early seeds grew, they branched into shrub and perennial production, as well as into a distribution hub supporting out-of-state partners and other growers serving the Colorado region. With his degree in horticulture and hands-on experience, Dave grew Arbor Valley Nursery into the region’s leading strategic landscape provider with a strong reputation for service and expertise. He also brought Matt, the third Edmundson generation, into the business in 1997.
In 2006, Dave leveraged the business and bought Henkel Farm to prepare for additional growth. It proved to be the wrong time. The Great Recession slowed construction, and demand for plant material tumbled dramatically. These pressures brought Arbor Valley Farm to the brink of failure—and during the crisis, Dave’s health waned. He passed in 2010.
Plants are nothing if not resilient—and the same is true of our business. When Matt took over, despite serious challenges he saw an opportunity to grow in a new direction to serve customers in an entirely new way.
Growing toward the future
Today, it is because of our understanding of failure that our business is thriving—and helping our clients do the same. Over the last 12 years, we’ve reimagined every aspect of our business to create success for our customers. This includes growing quality plants that will thrive in our climate to remaking how we tag, schedule, and deliver to help our customers do their jobs more quickly, easily, and profitably.
Today, Arbor Valley Nursery is pioneering new models of service delivery for customers throughout the Front Range, with expanded distribution and production centers and a team dedicated to growing relationships. Rooted in tradition and family, we’re growing toward the future by changing the landscape industry for the better.
Plants beautify the places we live and work. They are essential to a greener future in a changing climate. At Arbor Valley Nursery, they are also about making a difference, which is why we’ve brought together the best and brightest minds in horticulture and business to Growing Quality Life together with you.
Our core values
To better yourself & better every customer experience by striving for excellence
Willingness to make commitments & the ability to be held accountable for results
The ability to change your ideals & behavior in a positive way to make them suitable for all situations
Take the initiative to avoid a predictable / difficult problem by doing something about it now to ensure a positive outcome
A truly dedicated, experienced and passionate team of individuals that make up Arbor Valley and support our values.
Grow with us and begin your future today
Full-Time, Part-Time & Internships Offered
Opportunities include full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions in all locations: Brighton, Franktown, and Fort Collins. Arbor Valley also offers summer internship opportunities for students in horticulture or related fields.
Join a Growing & Dedicated Team
Looking for your next opportunity? It might be here, with a growing company, dedicated team, and bright future—strengths that earned us a selection as a 2018 Colorado Company to Watch.
A Culture Rooted Deep in Innovation & Growth
We’ve built a culture of continuous improvement and innovation that supports team and customer success. We’re always looking for talent eager to work, learn, and grow in a company that is realizing the future of the landscape distribution industry.
A few of our openings
Our sustainability pledge. Plants not only beautify the landscape, but they also provide vital environmental benefits. Our company commitment to sustainability includes:
Growing Quality Plants
Our water-thrifty plants are suited to the climate, soil, and growing conditions of the Mountain West.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Through solutions like bare-root plants and smarter fleet management, we’re working to reduce our carbon footprint.