Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

November 2017

 

Holiday Open House and Art’s Alive!

 Friday, November 3,

5 – 8 pm

Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5,

10 am – 4 pm

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Friday Evening, November 3

5:00 p.m. – 8 :00 p.m.

This November weekend has become a popular highlight of Skagit Valley’s holiday season. To celebrate the beginning of the Holiday Season and the Art’s Alive! weekend, the Nursery will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday night, November 3rd. Twinkle lights, lanterns and luminaries will light the walkways as you stroll from the Garden Store to Primrose, and through the courtyard to the greenhouses and Conservatory.  In keeping with our yearly tradition, this Friday evening marks the start of our Holiday Open House.

As always, our Primrose gift and antique shop will be adorned from floor to ceiling, sparkling with holiday cheer. For all of us – our guests and our staff alike – opening the doors of Primrose for her holiday unveiling is truly a joyous experience and we hope you can join us for this memorable evening!

Friday will also be an evening of art exploration as we host a wonderful array of visual and culinary artists as part of the Art’s Alive! celebration happening throughout the La Conner area.  Hosting our evening event, the La Conner Library Foundation will be selling wine for $5 by the glass (cash or check) to help raise funding for their new location. We will also be serving light refreshments throughout the evening by The Crepe Guy: savory french crepes made from locally resourced ingredients.

 

Saturday and Sunday, November 4 – 5

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Holiday Open House and Art’s Alive! celebration continues throughout the weekend. Our Garden Store, with its old Tillinghast seed counters and cubbies, will be dressed in its holiday best. Our Conservatory will be filled with garden antiques, gifts for gardeners, pottery, and holiday trees decorated with rustic and whimsical ornaments. As always, Primrose will be a wonderland of ideas for holiday decorating, gift giving and entertaining. With a theme of peace and wisdom, we hope to create an experience that leaves our guests feeling inspired and uplifted.

Our Art’s Alive! festivities continue throughout the weekend as well. Many of our visual and culinary artists will be doing live demonstrations and selling their creations. The Nursery’s greenhouses and beautiful grounds provide a unique venue for our featured artists. Every artist location will be intimate enough that you can have artful discussions with each artist about their backstory and artistic process. With arts and crafts ranging from painting to jewelry, sculpture to prints, and textiles to chocolates and crepes, this special event provides more artists an opportunity to exhibit their work. Gather your friends and family and please join us for this festive weekend filled with twinkle lights, holiday inspiration, local artists, and abundant good cheer!

Featured Artists:

Beach Castle Sweets, Connie Funk Mosaics, Crepes Guy 
Fat Dragonfly (Fine Art)  , Isola Handmade Originals
Jeanne Reis (Fine Art) , Julie Schei (Jewelry), Klt:works (Handmades) 
  Laura Campbell, Wreath Weaver 
Sky Valley Prairie Band,Cajun and Creole Louisiana (Satruday, noon – 3:00 pm)  
Suzi’s Glass Studio , Tracy Schafer (Fine Art) , Verso Jewelry (courtesy photo)

 

 

22nd Annual Holiday Tea

and Visit with Father & Mother Christmas

Saturday, November 25

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Holiday Tea
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We extend our appreciation to customers with this complimentary Holiday Tea to celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season. Bring your family and friends to enjoy tea, scones, assorted sandwiches, chocolates and desserts. Our 1888 Schoolhouse will be decorated in a delightful candlelit forest theme. Auto harpist Bob Harper and violinist and cellist Dennis Burkhardt will play background chamber music to add to the 19th century setting. Dress up for a formal tea or come as you are.

This year, your donation benefits La Conner Regional Library.   There are few places in the La Conner community that touch the lives of so many people.  It’s a place of hope, learning, knowledge and progress.   Make a donation on site or here to support the La Conner Library Foundation because learning can’t wait.
 
Our reservations are completely filled for this special community benefit.   Should you want to be placed on the waiting list, call: (360) 466-3821.

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Father Christmas Arrives!
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mother Christmas Arrives!
Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Father and Mother Christmas are excited to greet children of all ages and listen to their Christmas wishes while sitting with them in an antique red clipper sleigh that is nestled in a wooded setting in our warm greenhouse. Come in your holiday finest or Saturday casual and bring your cameras to take your own keepsake photos.

Wreath making

Holiday Wreath-Making Classes
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Deck the halls with ease by using our wreath-making machine along with inspiring help from designers Karen Harper and Laura Campbell. Classes last one hour-long. We provide a stunning array of fresh greens and berries (sold by the pound) or bring your own. The cost of one wreath form is included in the class fee. Wear warm clothing and bring your own pruners and gardening gloves. For customers with experience using wreath making machines, additional time for their use will be available from November 27 to December 24. Please call ahead for reservations.

Maximum of 7 students per class: 11:00 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Reservations required. Class fee: $8

To make your reservations for classes and events, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200.

 

 

Elegant Garden Weddings and Special Events

at Christianson’s Nursery

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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)
BYO
Off-site Catering

Availability

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