The Tulip Season is early this year! Note the change of date for the Rose Festival!
Tulip Season Highlights
Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 26
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For an eighth season, we will host an outstanding show of local artists from the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild located in our historic 1888 Schoolhouse. New and returning artists will display a multimedia celebration of styles, including outdoor stained glass garden art, paintings, jewelry, cards, photography, fiber arts and more. A must-see stop while touring the picturesque daffodil and tulip fields of the Skagit Valley.
Weekends in March & April
Back by popular demand, Judy and Annie will be offering their warming lunch fare on weekends and some weekdays during April, weather permitting. In additions to Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, they will also be offering their award-winning Crab-Shrimp Chowder and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Mother’s Day at Christianson’s
We hope to delight all of your senses when you come to Christianson’s Nursery during Mother’s Day weekend, May 9th and 10th. The brilliant colors of blooms and sweet scents in the air invite you to join in this cheerful tradition. This year, in addition to our spectacular hanging baskets, we are creating darling tabletop baskets with spring flowers, ferns, ivy and moss tucked in for an instant centerpiece for your table or porch. These tabletop baskets will be available all of April through Mother’s Day. We also have a fine selection of gardening accessories, such as vintage or modern hand tools, containers and statuary. Bring a picnic if the weather is warm and enjoy our Schoolhouse Garden and the amusing antics of our llamas and sheep. And, as always, we will be serving complimentary homemade chocolate chip cookies and coffee.
Second Annual Antique Fair at the Schoolhouse
Saturday, June 20 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 21 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
complimentary admission free parking
With Skagit farmland, the Cascades and Mount Baker in the distance, our Rose Garden is the perfect setting for a garden party featuring antiques and vintage collectibles gathered together in our very antique one-room Meadow Schoolhouse and under the ‘Big Tent.’ We will have both returning and new vendors gathered together for a wonderful weekend of fun and laughter. Come to make new friends with like-minded lovers of the perfect combination… antiques and English rose gardens.
A Rosey Day Out: Twelfth Annual Rose Festival
Back by popular demand, keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will talk roses again this year! Before Ciscoe we are pleased that Riz Reyes will demonstrate creating beautiful floral arrangements with roses and Tri-Valley Rose Society will give a class on Sustainable Rose Growing all located in the Big Tent.
Calling All Rosarians
As part of Christianson’s Annual Rose Festival, the Tri-Valley Rose Society is hosting its Rose Display in our Schoolhouse and is extending an invitation to amateurs and experts alike to submit their roses to be voted on in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrant Rose and Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will announce the winners and gift certificates will be awarded. Entries must be submitted between 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival.
Schedule of Events
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rose Display entry submission
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Self-guided tour of Schoolhouse Rose Garden
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Rose Show in the Schoolhouse
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
11 a.m. – noon Riz Reyes will demonstrate how to create beautiful floral
arrangements with roses.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Robyn Swesey and Larry Sawyer of the Tri-Valley Rose Society talk about “Growing Roses Sustainably”
2:30 p.m. Ciscoe Morris & John Christianson present Favorite Roses and Rose Companions, followed by a Rose Ice Cream Social