Our people

Little Hollow Flowers is owned and operated by Dustin Saunders and Kate Davenport. Inspired by our shared interest in all things botanical, our mission is to provide greater access to locally grown flowers along Colorado’s Front Range, to showcase unique varieties that reflect the beauty and diversity found throughout our local landscapes, and to apply growing techniques that are well suited to our farm’s region and scale. Our work is driven by a love for flowers and the joy of sharing them.

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DUSTIN SAUNDERS | OWNER

Dustin manages farm operations at Little Hollow. He does it all with care and attention, from farm planning, building our infrastructure, starting seeds, growing, harvesting, sales, and just about anything else you can think of. Originally from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, he spent nearly a decade traveling, working, and rock climbing before returning to his home state to open a small business doing what he loves: growing and tending flowers.

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KATE DAVENPORT | OWNER

Kate designs for a landscape architecture firm by day, specializing in urban, campus, and botanical garden projects. She assists Little Hollow with farm planning, plant selection, and implementation. She loves studying plant communities and discovering new (to her) varieties to inspire the long-term vision for the farm.

Our values

regional identity

We are endlessly captivated by the beauty and diversity found in landscapes throughout the West, and our offerings will continue to expand in coming years to reflect the sense of place we find so unique to our region. Inspired by and mindful of our Colorado climate and plant communities, we are passionate about bringing more resilient, water-wise plant selections into the cut flower market. While we do offer many of the most classic and sought-after cut flower varieties, we are excited to trial and establish a greater selection of perennials and woody shrubs that are specifically well-adapted to our region.

ENVIRONMENTAL standards

We know that farming does not always tread lightly on the land, and our goal is to always ask how we can farm smarter. We grow our flowers organically, and we practice companion planting and integrated pest management. We do not use pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers. We implement water-wise irrigation techniques to reduce our water use, and we compost materials on site for re-use to amend our soils. Our harvesting and post-harvesting techniques keep our flowers fresh without chemicals to promote longevity.

local distribution

We grow our flowers to supply customers within a 100 mile radius. We were surprised to learn that nearly 80 percent of fresh flowers sold in the United States and Canada are not grown in North America. As part of a broader network of farms in a fast-growing metropolitan area, we hope to collectively reduce our region’s reliance on flowers that are grown and shipped overseas. And the good news is: local flowers are generally fresher, smell better, and last longer!


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