Holiday Online Open House

Experience a new tradition of gift-giving with Christianson’s Nursery!

Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, craft-making, or musical – contribute to our sense of comfort and belonging and are a timeless way for families and friends to gather together and reconnect.  Now, as the season slows to a wonderfully nostalgic pace, we hope that you continue to embrace the tried-and-true traditions as well as create new ones including our Holiday Online Open House.

Click here to view our curated list of amazing local artists and shop owners who have traditionally set up booths throughout our wintered Greenhouses.  Here, you can preview their products and shop from their sites by either clicking on the link to their virtual store or contacting them directly.

Thank you for supporting these local artists and small businesses!

 

Pre-register for a 15-minute visit with Father Christmas on Saturday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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DIY Holiday Wreath-Making at Christianson’s Nursery

 

November 16 – December 24

Pre-register for the following DIY Wreath-Making times:

9:00 – 10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

1:00 –  2:45 p.m.

3:00 – 4:45 p.m.

 

Want to create a wreath at your convenience? Pre-register to use our machines for Do-It-Yourself wreath-making beginning on Monday, November 16 to December 24. Up to 5 people may pre-register together.

Bring your own or select from a stunning array of seasonal greens and berries (sold by the pound) at the Nursery. Wear warm clothing and bring your own pruners and gardening gloves.

To pre-register, contact the Garden Store at 360-466-3821 or Contact Us

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A Visit with Father Christmas

A Christianson’s Nursery tradition continues!

Saturday, November 28

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Father Christmas greets children of all ages and listens to their Christmas wishes whilst standing beside our antique red clipper sleigh nestled in a woodland setting in our warm Front Greenhouse from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Watch for the joy in children’s eyes as they visit face-to-face with Father Christmas!

Pre-register for a 15-minute visit by calling the Garden Store 360-466-3821.

 

Wishing you a joyful holiday season!

~Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse~

 

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Visit the Animals

Did you know that we have all sorts of animals to see while essential shopping at the Christianson’s Nursery?

Bring a picnic lunch to the Schoolhouse’s Rose Garden while the sun is still shining brightly and chart your course to visit our family of animals.

You have most likely been introduced to our striped cat Paw-Paw during check out since he tends to hover around the counter in hopes for a treat and some love, or you may have been pleasantly surprised by the beauty of Amber, whose jet black fur and intense amber-colored eyes light up a blind corner. As you meander through the greenhouses, stop by the Propagation House to see pairs of African Ring Neck doves housed in oversized antique aviaries.  Did you know that all of our doves were given to us?  They bring us lots of joy and every once in a while, a new family member!

Watch your step!  We have an overabundance of frogs this year who insist on jumping in, on, and around the rose and perennial bed plants.  They like to leap out of the pathway when they feel people coming. Towards the south lot of the Nursery, our flock of free-range Rhode Island Red chickens exist happily next to the larger farm animals, Rosie the Llama, and the dwarf goats named after Goddesses, Iris, Athena, and Freya.

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Primrose Antiques & Gifts Now on Etsy!

A promise of the unexpected… now on Etsy!

Primrose Antiques & Gifts Shop on Etsy opens their Etsy doors so you can now shop hand-curated, hard-to-find, one of a kind items 24-hours a day.

Antiques will follow the lead of the European Garden aesthetic that Toni and John Christianson have cultivated over the years at Christianson’s Nursery. Toni’s antique collections emphasize French and English pieces that include ironstone, garden tools, bridal tiaras, French boudoir boxes, architectural salvage, and more.

Follow Primrose Antiques & Gifts on Instagram and Facebook as a place to expect the unexpected and to be part of our antique community where wonderful vintage and antique items will be listed.
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COVID-19 FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

As of September 4, 2020

Are you open?  

Yes, we are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Will you be open after the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order goes into effect on Wednesday, March 25th at midnight?

Yes, thankfully, we will continue to remain open. The State of Washington includes garden stores and nurseries in the state’s ‘Essential Workforce’ list under the classification of OTHER COMMUNITY-BASED GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS. Within that category, we are included as one of the ‘Commercial Retail Stores that supply essential sectors, including…garden stores and nurseries that support food cultivation and production…’

 

What is the best way to inquire about plant availability?

At this time, the best method to inquire about plant availability is to email Staff.Christiansons@gmail.com.  Inquiries are reviewed and replied to on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Please allow up to 24 hours for a reply from our staff.


Do you have to wear a mask while shopping at the Nursery?

In most cases, yes.  In accordance with the WA State mandate effective 6/26/20, Christianson’s Nursery is requiring face coverings in all enclosed areas on nursery grounds. This includes all visiting and essential shopping customers, photographers, wedding participants (even while preparing catering), attendees, and children over the age of 5.  This includes the Garden Store, Conservatory, and Primrose Antiques & Gifts.  We understand that a few of our customers may have conditions that preclude the wearing of face masks and we will continue to assist you with curbside pick-up services (see link below), or happily accept payments outside of the Garden Store.  Locally made masks are available onsite for $10.

 

What specific adjustments have you made to help keep it a safe place to visit?

Every day we do thorough bleach wipe-downs of commonly used public areas, such as the checkout counters, credit card machines, door handles, and knobs, restrooms, etc., and we do this each morning, evening, and throughout the day.  As a preventative measure, we’ve installed plexiglass shields at each checkout as well as a botanical berm between the Garden Store cash wrap and you to help reinforce the six-foot spacial requirement. We have added a handwashing station in our Propagation greenhouse (in addition to our two restrooms) and have also added an outdoor checkout station near the Garden Store that is used during busy days.

 

Are you offering curbside service?

Yes!  You can email your order to Staff.Christiansons@gmail.com.  The more specific you can be with your order, the better!  Please include the plant name(s), the size(s) desired, the quantity needed, and any backup options if your first choice is unavailable. If you’re shopping for fruit trees, or pre-ordering roses or peony roots for Fall, please refer to our 2020 Fruit Tree List, Rose List 2020, and Fall Peony Catalogue. Be sure to include your phone number in case we have questions, and we will begin hand-selecting your plants.

We will contact you when your order is ready, take your payment over the phone, and arrange a pick-up time. Curbside orders may be picked up in our convenient loading zone area located in our front parking lot. Please allow up to 48 hours for order turnarounds and arrive at the Nursery (only) after receiving your pick-up confirmation from our staff.

If you don’t have internet access or are unable to send an email, simply call the Garden Store to place your order 360-466-3821.

 

Are you offering plant deliveries?

Not at this time. However, we continue to evaluate the best ways to offer this service.

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Christianson’s Curbside Pick-Up Service

Christianson’s Nursery is considered an “essential business” by Governor Inslee and remains open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To further accommodate our customer convenience and safety, we are now offering a curbside pick-up service!

Here’s how it works:  Email your order to Staff.Christiansons@gmail.com.  The more specific you can be with your order, the better!  Please include the plant name(s), the size(s) desired, the quantity needed, and any backup options if your first choice is unavailable. If you’re shopping for roses or fruit trees, you can refer to our 2020 Fruit Tree List and Rose List 2020. Be sure to include your phone number in case we have questions, and we will begin hand-selecting your plants.

We will contact you when your order is ready, take your payment over the phone, and arrange a pick-up time. Curbside orders may be picked up in our convenient loading zone area located in our front parking lot. Please allow up to 48 hours for order turnarounds and arrive at the Nursery (only) after receiving your pick-up confirmation from our staff.

If you don’t have internet access or are unable to send an email, simply call the Garden Store to place your order 360-466-3821.

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Elegant Garden Weddings at Christianson’s Nursery

Welcome to Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse
Conveniently located minutes off the I-5 corridor, The Garden Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse sits among the fertile terroir of the Skagit Valley farmlands. From our manicured gardens and rural acreage on the Best Road, guests enjoy expansive views of majestic Mount Baker to the east and sunsets over the quaint town of La Conner and the San Juan Islands to the west. A desirable location for destination weddings, our beautiful gardens, historic architectural buildings, and authentically restored glass greenhouses are considered a favorite among Pacific Northwest garden enthusiasts.

 

Christianson’s Schoolhouse and Gardens
Built-in the year 1888, the 600 square foot Meadow Schoolhouse has been lovingly restored and positioned within a picture-perfect English-style rose and perennial garden. The expansive display gardens guide guests along with manicured grass lawns through a rose collector’s dream. Experience the quintessential natural beauty of our established northwest garden filled with scents of notable modern and old-fashioned roses. You and your guests will be surrounded by the colorful and fragrant blooms of companion plants, odoriferous shrubs, mature boxwood hedges, all surrounded by sentinel deciduous and evergreen trees. The Schoolhouse’s approximate capacity allows for 50 seated, 10 standing guests, and the Rose Garden’s (located outside behind the Schoolhouse) approximate capacity allows for 150 guests.
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The Teacher’s Cottage
Nestled into the southwest corner of the display gardens, The Teacher’s Cottage stands as another cherished nod to Skagit Valley’s rich history. The rustic cottage is adorned with antique furnishings and vintage accents. A quaint little cottage decorated in romantic tones and feminine finds, the cottage beckons bridal parties to gather in preparation for a very special day. Private washrooms are made available for our guests in this private event space.

 

The Oak Room
A leisurely stroll past the mini-farm, guests will enjoy a visit with Rosie the llama and her diminutive goat and red hen friends. The Oak Room is styled with masculine overstuffed leather chairs, antique decor, and a working vintage icebox ready to store snacks and refreshing beverages. The groom and his party will enjoy the casual out-of-doors setting and the views from the Old Granary loading dock in the shade of the old fir trees.

 

The Front House and Adjoining Propagation House
Additional venue space is made available during evenings (6 to 10 p.m.) inside our beautifully restored glasshouses which feature the seasonal year-round blooming foliage of annuals, nursery plants, and hanging baskets. The subtle cooing of the paired doves in the fully restored 1946 Propagation house is a perfect backdrop for photoshoots, cocktail receptions, and intimate sit down dinners. (Indoors approximate capacity: 50 seated, 75 standing.)

 

The Vinery
The Vinery will offer a grander space for your special occasions. We will share more about the availability of this special venue as we get closer to the opening date. Thank you!

 

Tours
Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.

 

Complimentary Accessories:
*Eight-foot Mercantile table (perfect for bar or catering placement)
*2, six-foot banquet tables
*Antique Podium
*4-6′ Rustic Benches
*Wi-Fi access
*AV equipment
*Restrooms
*Kitchen facilities with walk-in cooler for storage
*Dedicated parking space for food vendors adjacent to Schoolhouse and Rose Garden
*Access to the Nursery’s hand restored glass greenhouses accentuated with antique finials for photography
*Plentiful parking

 

CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Christianson’s Schoolhouse seats 50 guests and our English-styled Rose Garden accommodates up to 150 seated guests.

 

Single Day Rental

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $1,600.00

Friday: $1,850.00

Saturday or Sunday: $2,200.00

 

Two-Day Rentals

Monday/Tuesday, Tuesday/Wednesday, Wednesday/Thursday: $2,800.00

Thursday and Friday: $3,300.00

Friday and Saturday: $3,650.00

Saturday and Sunday: $4,000.00

 

Alcohol:
Allowed, permit necessary

 

Catering:
Kitchen available with walk-in cooler
Food Truck
Off-site catering

 

Availability:
Year-round, with the exception of unavailability during the busy nursery months of April and May, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

Included Accessories: The Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse includes the use of 60 wooden foldable chairs, two (2) 8-foot banquet tables, four (4) wooden benches, one antique podium, lawn furniture, and kitchen access. The mercantile table and bookshelves are permanent fixtures in the schoolhouse and should not be removed. Note: Additional vintage fixtures and furnishings (tables, candelabra, wrought iron arbor, floral bucket, and plant stands) are available to rent for an additional fee. 

 

Specs of the Venue:
Meadow Schoolhouse (20′ x 30′)
Sweeping grass lawn (80 square feet)

 

Outdoor Electricity:
SW exterior of Schoolhouse
The east exterior of Bridal Cottage
Adjacent to food truck parking

 

Extended Location Uses:
Gardening Classes
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Garden Clubs and Society Meetings
Garden Events

 

Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.

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