An Update on the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2020
The Tulip Festival and Events have been canceled. Christianson’s Nursery remains open!
We want to thank all of you who have been supporting the Nursery throughout this unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 and remind you that Christianson’s Nursery is open for business, every day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We feel grateful that the Nursery is listed as an “essential business” by Governor Jay Inslee and are practicing every effort in keeping our environment safe during your visit.
As you may have heard, Skagit Valley’s Tulip Festival and all related Festival events have been canceled this year which includes our annual event “Art in the Schoolhouse.” Although local bulb growers, RoozenGaarde and Tulip Town are closed to the public, they continue to offer viable products from their farms. Roozengaarde is now selling fresh cut tulip bunches through local Safeway, Albertson’s, and other independent grocers and continues to ship online orders from tulips.com. Tulip Town has just announced they will be selling cut tulips roadside and exclusive photography passes during this bloom season. More information may be found on tuliptown.com.
We are including a brief update from Mount Vernon’s Tulip Festival Director, Cindy Verge: “In accordance with the governor’s mandate, our growers have closed their operations to the public. The fields of tulips are also closed to the public. We strongly encourage you to follow the governor’s directive to stay home and stay healthy for everyone involved. The majority of our festival events have been rescheduled or canceled. You can check our website for updated information at TuilpFestival.org.”
Christianson’s Nursery remains open daily and is a world for gardeners who love to discover new and unusual plants by immersing themselves in the history of restoration and mid-century glass Greenhouses. With plentiful parking and the Skagit’s best plant selection, spend the afternoon looking for spring-blooming plants, trees, and shrubs to plant in your garden.
Visit our 1888 Meadow Schoolhouse and our English-styled Rose Garden for continued inspiration. Throughout April, just outside of the Schoolhouse, we invite you to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Garden or take-out the delicious fare of sweet and savory crepes or hearty pierogi-styled meat pies by our new vendor, The Creperie.
Primrose Antiques and Gift Shop is a must-see when at Christianson’s. Located in the old tractor house across from the Garden Store, be delightfully surprised by its unexpected antique and vintage-inspired gifts. This spring, our gift shop is bursting with everlasting silk flowers, greeting cards, and one of the widest selections of hardback books in Skagit Valley.
Above all, please use social distancing when visiting the Nursery so that we can celebrate the arrival of Spring through health and joy.