Wildwoods Fine Flowers was founded in 1998 and is owned and operated by myself, Cindy Shelton. I
began my floral career in Austin, Texas. One floral design class and I was hooked! I then enrolled in the Texas Master Florist program and landed my first apprentice job with the late R.A. Lewis of Tarrytown Florist. Under the direction of Mr. Lewis I learned not only the basics of good floral design but the respect and confidence to work with high profile clients. To this day, that training has been invaluable. Life events led me to Santa Barbara, CA where I spent the next 8 years as a designer for S.R. Hogue &Co. in Montecito. We worked with very elite clients, celebrities, CEO's of entertainment and music corporations, etc. in their homes, for their weddings, events and parties. We were also the house florist for the Four Seasons Biltmore and San Ysidro Ranch. I learned to work under intense pressure, deal with temperamental and demanding clients and do it with panache! I have always loved the Wild West and Native American culture and during a vacation through the area realized it was time for a change. I felt at home the second I drove into Durango and made the move shortly after the first visit.
Wildwoods began as a full service florist but as our reputation grew for our wedding and party work I realized we could no longer continue in the confines of a ""Main Ave." retail location. We moved to our current location 10 years ago to a large warehouse location. We now have the work, storage and cooler space to enable us to handle any size event. In June of 2013 we had the unique opportunity to purchase the gift shop at Mercy Regional Medical Center. This has allowed us to expand our creativity into a beautiful retail store called, " Boutique Wildwoods." In October of this year we also opened one of our boutiques at the Southwest Memorial Hospital in our neighboring town of Cortez.
When you choose Wildwoods Fine Flowers for your special occasions, premier weddings and special events you will always receive thoughtful, creative designs that combine my years of experience for a presentation that reflects the rustic elegance of the Rockies.