Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events


JUNE 2017


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 Rountree will ‘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!).   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



Elegant Garden Weddings and Special Events at Christianson’s Nursery


Meadow Schoolhouse Secret Garden Wedding  
Likened to the well known children’s book by Author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden, the Meadow Schoolhouse and its extensive rose garden is a place to explore and to invite friends to gather and celebrate.
In 2017, more couples are getting married at the Schoolhouse this year than any other!  We invite you to view our Schoolhouse and garden for your special occasion.

Meadow Schoolhouse Wedding Package

The fully restored Meadow Schoolhouse (20′ x 30′), eight-foot Mercantile table (perfect for bar or catering placement), Teacher’s Cottage (dressing room) equipped with vanity, outlets, and mirrors (“Jill” access to the restroom), 60 folding wooden chairs, 2 six-foot banquet tables, dance floor, Wi-Fi access, AV equipment, restrooms, kitchen facilities with walk-in cooler, sweeping grass lawn with garden hedges, access to the Nursery’s hand-restored glass greenhouses accentuated with antique finials for photography and a large parking lot.

Ceremony & Event/Reception Capacity:

The facility holds 100 seated guests outdoors and 50 seated guests indoors.

Some Essential Info Prices

Saturday and Sunday: $1500, Friday $ 1200, Weekdays $900
Alcohol (Banquet permit required)
Off-site Catering


Year-round, 9am-10pm.
Accessory and Vintage Rental List  (Prices Upon Request)

Additional Location Uses
Gardening Classes
Garden Events
Bridal Showers
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Garden Clubs and Society MeetingsCall the nursery for a personal tour: (360) 466-3821 or or email to set up an appointment:  Stephanie.Christiansons@gmail.com


Christianson’s 4th Annual Antique Fair & Vintage Market

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Friday and Saturday, August 11 & 12
Welcome to our annual Antique Fair & Vintage Market.  We are proud to present the Northwest’s top dealers showcasing the best in antiques, vintage and collectibles.  Our dealers are individually selected for their quality of hard-to-find goods and creative displays.  The fair includes antiques (100+ years old), collectibles, modern design (20th Century onward), retro and vintage.

Schedule of Events:Friday at the Schoolhouse, Christianson’s Nursery, Primrose Antiques & Gifts, and new location, North Meadow Field, August 11th, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  At the Schoolhouse, Hellam’s Winery & Evolve Chocolate Pairing and early customer shopping (V.I.P. Ticket $10).  This will be a fun Friday night out! Click here for V.I.P. Ticket Sales.|

Saturday, Antique Fair & Vintage Market opens to the public at the Schoolhouse, Christianson’s Nursery, Primrose Antiques & Gifts and new location, North Meadow Field, August 12th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  We are excited to expand our fair to include the North Meadow Field creating a ‘Boot Sale’ (vendors selling from the back of their trailers, cars and trucks).   Lots of treasures to be found!  Have a trailer, car or truck to vend from?  Favorable rental spaces in the North Meadow Field are now available.  We do hope you’ll come join us!

Register on line or pick up a registration form in our Garden Store. Questions? Call us at (360) 466-3821.