Upcoming Events


JUNE 2017


Elegant Garden Weddings and Special Events at Christianson’s Nursery


Located in the heart of the beautiful Skagit Valley, our historic 1888 Meadow Schoolhouse and lovely rose gardens provide a charming venue for an intimate wedding celebration and reception.

Our gardens are in full bloom this time of the year!  Wedding dates are beginning to fill our calendar!  To save your date, please call: (360) 466-3821 or email: Stephanie.Christianson’s@gmail.com







Mason Bee Kit Returns, Pick Up Leaf Cutter Bees

Monday, June 5

Leafcutter10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Rent Mason Bees is a western Washington-based company that rents bees to backyard gardeners and orchardists. It’s time to return your kits!  Mason Bee kits come back and Leafcutter Bees get distributed.  Tips on getting started may be found at: RentMasonBees.com. Rent your kits today!




A Rosy Day Out: 14th Annual Rose Festival

Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18


See the day through rose-colored glasses! Starting at 11:00 am, Guest Speaker and Author, Nita Jo Roundtreewill ‘show and tell’ her new book, “Growing Roses in the Pacific Northwest: 90 Best Varieties for Successful Rose Gardening”.  Copies of her book will be aailable for sale before and after the presentation.  At 1:00 p.m., Rebecca Reed, U. S. Sales Executive for David Austin Roses, will describe characteristics and qualities of David Austin varieties. Her descriptions and knowledge of these fragrant and very romantic roses will help you decide which roses are perfect for your garden.  At 2:00 pm, enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social featuring Mallard’s Rose Ice Cream (made from real roses!).  Chocolatier, Linda Lewis, with Beach Castle Sweets will round out your rosy day with hand crafted specialty chocolates in the greenhouse. The day peaks with Key Note Speakers (AKA “The Rosebuds”), Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson at 3:00 pm.  Listen to these experts talk about roses in such an uplifting way that it will instill confidence and inspire you to create and expand your own rose garden.   Throughout the event, Skagit’s Tri- Valley Rose Society hosts a lovely rose display for all to enjoy in the Schoolhouse.



Nordic Museum Open HouseNordic Museum

Sunday, June 25

Nordic Heritage Museum is building a new home.  The modern 57,000-sq. ft. museum and cultural center will be located in the heart of Ballard (on Market Street), and will include a refined layout and expanded exhibition and educational spaces.  To celebrate this event, community advocate Sunnie Empie, will host an informational open house in our Schoolhouse on Sunday, June 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. to help celebrate Ballard’s new museum. The design is organized around a linear “fjord” that weaves together stories of homeland and the Nordic American experience. Bridges crossing the fjord intensify the experience of migration, connecting Nordic and Nordic American exhibits. Along with the core exhibition galleries, active social areas – cafe, store, auditorium and classrooms – will expand the Museum’s capabilities and audiences.  To inquire: (360) 466-8123 or 1-800-585-8200