Holiday Markets in the Vinery

2022 Holiday Markets

November 20th, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

December 4th, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Last season’s Holiday Markets were such a joy and we are thrilled and excited to gather in the cozy Vinery once again to kick off this holiday season. We will be showcasing Skagit Valley’s wonderful farmers, artisans, and craftspeople all celebrating the great diversity that makes up Skagit Valley. Shop from a selection of handmade gifts and an assortment of locally baked goods.

Would you like to join one or both of the Holiday Markets? You can download our application HERE

 

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A Rosy Day Out! Sunday, June 26th

Sunday, June 26th

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

After the extreme weather we experienced this past winter, we are looking forward to June when we have our  19th Annual Rose Festival under the big tent centered in the beautiful Schoolhouse Rose Garden. This annual festival is beloved by the gardening community, and we always enjoy rose-related conversations throughout the day. This year, we will have wonderful discussions to attend and hope to see you in the gardens. 

 

“A Rosy Day Out” includes a community rose display and competition in the Schoolhouse, an ice cream social in between morning and afternoon speakers, and sitting together with like-minded gardeners in the Schoolhouse  Rose Garden while listening to keynote speakers. Last year, with the hot weather, the rose garden looked incredible with all the garden roses showing off their colors and enchanting us with their fragrances. 

 

This year, we will celebrate garden roses, showcase a community rose display and rose competition (judged by the Tri-Valley Rose Society), and of course, offer tips, tricks, and experienced knowledge on rose care. And who doesn’t love to hear our favorite “Rose Buds” Ciscoe and John enthusiastically share their favorite rose companions…and give away plants too! 

 

Enter Your Garden Roses in Our Community Rose Display & Competition 

 

It is a joy to grow roses. It is even more fulfilling to share lovely garden roses with friends and neighbors. If you have a  rose growing in your garden that is especially fragrant or beautiful to admire, we encourage you to enter Christianson’s  Community Rose Display. Every June during our Rose Festival, we extend invitations to all rose gardeners to submit their roses to be voted on in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrant Rose, and Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Ciscoe and John will announce the winners and award them each a $50 gift certificate after their 3:00 p.m. presentation under the tent. Entries must be submitted between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival. A large part of our Rose Festival’s success is our volunteers who represent Skagit’s Tri-Valley Rose  Society. For years, they have contributed to and managed the Community Rose Display in the Schoolhouse. A special thanks to all the volunteers for their outstanding efforts and continued enthusiasm for garden roses.  

 

A Schedule of Rosy Events 

 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Self-guided tour of our Schoolhouse Rose Garden 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Community Rose Display 

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Community Rose Display entry submissions 

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice 

10 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. “Happy Rose Marriages” with Garden Columnist, Marianne Binetti 

1 p.m.-2 p.m. “Arranging Garden Roses” with Country Bouquets Floral owner & local flower grower, Kelli Walker

2 p.m. Ice Cream Social 

3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Favorite Roses and Rose Companions” with Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson

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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, and 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 120 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 photo shoots, cocktail receptions, and intimate sit-down dinners. (Indoors approximate capacity: 50 seated, 65 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 of Schoolhouse and Gardens

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $3,400.00

Friday: $3,800.00

Saturday or Sunday: $3,800.00

 

Single Day Rental of The Vinery

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $4,400.00

Friday: $4,800.00

Saturday or Sunday: $4,800.00

 

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. – 10:30 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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