Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

October 2017

 

Fresh Cider Pressing

Saturday, October 7,

 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Cider-Pressing

Visit our “Best in Skagit” Nursery for complimentary fresh pressed cider made from a varietal mix of our own organic apples and homemade molasses cookies (there’s no better combination) and then go on to touring neighboring farms, including Hedlin’s Farms and Gordon’s Pumpkins, during the Festival of Family Farms weekend celebration.

 

November 2017

 

Holiday Open House and Art’s Alive!

Friday Evening, November 3

Wine Tasting & French Crepes

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. Friday Evening, November 3, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 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.  We are delighted to announce that this year our Friday evening event will be catered by The Crepes Guy who will be serving French crepes sourced with local ingredients from Skagit Valley.

Saturday and Sunday, November 4 – 5

Shopping & Savoring

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!

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Featured Artists:

Beach Castle Sweets
Bob Bowling Rustics
Connie Funk Mosaics
Crepes Guy 
Fat Dragonfly 
Isola Handmade Originals
Jean Reis
Julie Schei 
Klt:works (t-shirt, courtesy photo)
  Laura Campbell, Wreath Weaver

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

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 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.

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

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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