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We are small but mighty

Western Flora Co. is an urban farm located on the west side of Centennial, Colorado - just a few minutes south of Denver. Flowers grow on every square inch of the quarter acre lot our home sits on and in the back yard of a few of our very kind neighbors. Though the farm is small in acreage, we grow a surprising bounty of heirloom flowers and native flora that brightens the neighborhood we call home. You can read more about the history of WF Co. below.


Our home sits upon land that was historically the home of the nations of the Cheyenne, Ute and Arapaho peoples. Find out more about the land you live on here.



When you support local farmers like me, you are supporting your neighbors. You are also supporting good land stewardship and the health of the people growing and working these farms. Your local flowers and veg are grown on a human scale without the use of persistent pesticides. These farms have a smaller carbon footprint because the produce we grow is not shipped thousands of miles to get to you. Thank you, for buying local when you can.


Caring for the integrity of the soil and our community is the priority for me. I grow because I love the land, the wildlife and the kind people that the flowers have pulled into my orbit. I consider my vocation a privilege - a spiritual practice - and a way to show gratitude to the beautiful, wild Earth we live on. When you support my small business, you are investing in this care and practice as well. Thank you so very much for being here!  

More about me

Western Flora Co. is a quarter-acre urban flower farm spread over three different back yards in Centennial and Lakewood, CO. It began as a daydream in 2015 when I was growing veg for a non-profit farm in north Denver. While searching for vegetable varieties in the seed catalog, my attention wandered to the flowers.


A minor obsession began and I spent a significant share of my paycheck on a bundle of flower seeds that spring and planted them all in a generous friend's backyard - I was living in a townhome at the time. After harvesting my first haul of flowers that summer, I was bewitched by flowers and have worked toward growing this little flower business ever since.


l was born in Colorado and grew up wandering in its magical landscapes. My designs reflect the wild aesthetic of Colorado’s mountains, high deserts and prairies.

I am in love with the stunning beauty of this region and enjoy the challenge of zig zagging around its moody, unpredictable weather. I never have a moment to feel bored growing flowers! Since growing that first haul of blooms, I spent a few seasons working in commercial floriculture, landscape architecture, farming part-time, and hunting for land to grow on.


In late 2020, my dear partner and I found a precious piece of earth to tend and call home. I've since found a few folks to join me in the journey, who share their back yards for flower growing as well. I am so grateful to share what I am growing here with you. Thanks for following along.

 -- Shannon

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