Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events




The Giants Are Coming…   Saturday, September 30th


Enter now! 2017 Giant Pumpkin Entry Form
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Saturday, September 30

at Christianson’s Nursery

  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off with over $2,000 in prizes! * Amateur Pumpkin Carving Contest * Pumpkin Doodling * Harvest Food * Pony Rides with Lang’s Traveling Ponies * Face Painting * Family Carnival Games * Toad Races*
“The Bat Lady” and more!
Here is a list of fun events to happen that day:
9 am – noon:  (entry deadline-noon)
Entrants register for the Giant Weigh-Off categories and
Amateur Pumpkin-Carving Contest
9 am – 3  pm:
The Scone Lady & Stomp’en Grounds Coffee
11:00 am – noon:
A family favorite “Bats Incredible” class
11 am – 3 pm:
Random Acts of Food Truck
1 pm  and 2 pm:
 Decorate your pumpkin with Halloween Doodles in the Schoolhousenoon – 3 pm:
Musicians Laurel Bliss & John Clark
noon – 3 pm:
Giant Pumpkin and Giant Vegetable Weigh-Off
Giant Pumpkin, Veggie and Carved Pumpkin winners announced!  Are you planning to enter your Giant into the Weigh-off contest this year?
Please email to confirm that you are bringing a Giant Pumpkin or Vegetable as it will help in our planning: Stephanie.Christiansons@gmail.com

Prizes given for Giants (pumpkins):

1st        $1,000

2nd       $500

3rd        $300

4th        $150

5th        $75

6th        $50

7th        $50

8th        $25

9th        $25

10th      $25

Entry forms for 2017 are available at our Garden Store and on our website at http://www.christiansonsnursery.com/whats-happening/2014-giant-pumpkin-participant-info/

A special thanks to our sponsors, Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers with Coastal Farm & Ranch, Skagit Valley Food Co-op, and Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse.


Bat’s Incredible!

Saturday, September 30
11 a.m. – noon
Complimentary class during Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival


Northwest bats are a curiosity.  They are the only mammals that fly. Did you know that bats help control the insect population?   Back by popular demand Kathleen Bander founder of Bats Northwest, joins the fun at our Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival to talk about the 15 species of bats native to Washington. Learn all about these creatures and their habits along with night-blooming plants that insects are attracted to that Northwest bats eat! Students can be up close and personal with real mounted specimens in small glass covered boxes.  An educational and inspiring class for all!


Decorate your pumpkin  

with Halloween Doodles!

Saturday, September 30
Two Class Offerings (one hour per class):
1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Class Fee: $15,  registration required
Pumpkin doodling with Pauline!
Join Tranquil Doodling artist, Pauline Server, for an hour-long class in the Schoolhouse to learn artful techniques that will make this year’s pumpkin pop with charm!
To register for classes drop by the Garden Store or call:
360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200



November 2017



Christianson’s Nursery Celebrates  

La Conner’s  Art’s Alive!  

During Our Annual  

Holiday Open House


Free of charge and open to the public, the November 3, 4 & 5, the Holiday Open House and Art’s Alive! are an integral and popular part of Christianson’s Nursery annual holiday scene, a treasure trove of original local, visual and culinary artisans.


Friday Evening, November 3

Wine Tasting & French Crepes

5:00 p.m. – 8 :00 p.m.


Saturday and Sunday, November 4 – 5

Shopping & Savoring

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

blank black horizontal picture frame on the wall and the floor

Featured Artists:

Beach Castle Sweets
Bob Bowling Rustics
Connie Funk Mosaics
Crepes Guy 
Fat Dragonfly (courtesy photo)
Isola Handmade Originals
Julie Schei 
  Laura Campbell, Wreath Weaver

Sky Valley Prairie Band, Cajun and Creole Louisiana (noon – 3:00 pm)
Suzi’s Glass Studio 
Tracy Shchaffer
Verso Jewelry

Friday night is an evening of art exploration hosted by the Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse with samples by Crepes Guy serving locally resourced ingredients from Skagit Valley!  Throughout the Nursery on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we will feature visual, musical and culinary artists, many working live and selling their creations.  Free of charge and open to the public, you’ll find each artist location a unique experience to visit and intimate enough to have an artful discussion of their backstory and artistic process.  Full of art and craft, ranging from painting to jewelry, sculpture to prints, textiles to pots, the Holiday Open House is a special example that provides more artists an opportunity to exhibit their work.

Held in conjunction with the Town of La Conner’s Art’s Alive! Annual celebration of artists within the Skagit and Island community, you will feel inspired start your holiday shopping and treat yourself to our community’s best original art!


21st Annual Holiday Tea

& Visit with Father Christmas

Saturday, November 26


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.

Maximum of 36 guests per session: 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Reservations required. Donations will benefit the La Conner Regional Library Foundation.

Father Christmas Arrives!
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Father Christmas is excited to greet children of all ages and listen to their Christmas wishes while sitting with them in his 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.

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


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