Midsummer Antique Fair


We are delighted to invite you to our Midsummer Antique Fair, a charming celebration of timeless treasures and unique finds. With over 20 vintage and antique booths located in our Meadow Field, this event promises to offer a splendid array of rare collectibles, classic furniture, unique homegoods, and much more. Whether you are an avid collector, a casual admirer, or simply in search of a unique piece to add to your home, you will find something special at our fair.

Join us for a day of discovery and nostalgia as you browse through carefully curated collections from some of the finest antique vendors in the area. In addition to shopping, enjoy the delightful ambiance of the fair and opportunities to connect with fellow enthusiasts. We look forward to welcoming you to this enchanting event and sharing in the joy of uncovering hidden gems from the past.

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The Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

The Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival

September, 21st, 2024




We wholeheartedly welcome fall for its brisk winds and autumnal color which serves as a seasonal backdrop for the Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, September 21st, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This in-person event celebrates agritourism with a Weigh-Off competition for pumpkin-growing hobbyists and giant vegetable growers.  Enjoy this complimentary, family-fun event and a chance to win cash prizes for your giant pumpkin.


First Place Giant Pumpkin Winner Receives $2000 cash prize

NEW! $500 to largest Squash

 2nd Place-$850
3rd Place-700
4th Place $300
5th Place $200
6th Place $50
7th Place $50
8th Place $25
9th Place $25
10th Place $25
Howard Dill Prettiest Pumpkin $100
Ugliest Pumpkin $25
Christianson’s Nursery is an official weigh-off site for the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC), an international organization, sanctioned to submit giant pumpkin world records.


Schedule of Events

9 a.m. – noon
 Entries for the Weigh-Off accepted
Watch the parade of deliveries
No Deliveries Accepted Past NOON
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Enjoy family-friendly games and festivities, including the
A-maze-ing Hay Maze with Mount Vernon’s Camp Korey
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Toad observatory, and carnival games
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Campstuff Coffee Cart, Kettle Corn
Noon – 3 p.m.
Bluegrass music by Laurel Bliss, John Clark, and Andy Rick
Noon – 4 p.m.
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Prizes will be awarded throughout the Weigh-Off
3:30-4 p.m.
The winner of the SVGPF Weigh-Off announced

Download our Giant Pumpkin Festival Entry From to submit your pumpkins, squash, super-size garden vegetables (zucchini, tomatoes, gourds), and flowers in this year’s Weigh-Off








A special note of thanks to the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club and Club Representative Geoff Gould.

The Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth, a worldwide organization designated to record world records, stated:

“There were 107 sites for weigh-offs around the world in 2017.

Second place most improved site with 67% from 2016 was Christianson’s Nursery Weigh-off in Mount Vernon, Washington.”

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Regenerative Farm & Garden Workshop

Join 5 local professionals on May 25, 2024 to explore Regenerative Farm + Garden design.  You’ll spend the day learning about permaculture plants and practices, soil care routines, and the importance of wellness for the farmer/gardener.  You’ll leave the workshop with actions you can take in your garden or yard right when you get home.

We want to give a big thank you to Christianson’s Nursery for hosting this workshop!  Because of their generosity, you’ll get to wander their greenhouses and learn from their expert staff on the lunch break!


Register for the Workshop HERE




Panel Discussion (led by Black Girl, Country Living)


Permaculture Plants for the PNW (led by Edge Perma)


Permaculture and Regenerative Practices for the Home Grower (led by Eco-Restore)


Lunch and Christianson’s Nursery Exploration


Rewilding Workshop- Cultivating Regenerative Community (led by Black Girl, Country Living)


Soil Care Basics (led by Cruising Climate)

3:00-4:00 Break-out Work Sessions

Choose from 4 instructor-led sessions to dive deeper into the topic of your choice! Sessions will include:

-Breathwork and Reflection (led by Black Girl, Country Living)

-Permaculture Zones at Home (led by Eco-Restore)

-A Plant Walk (led by Edge Perma)

-Grow More Food at Home (led by Cruising Climate)

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Genuine Skagit Cooking Launch Party

Celebrate the farm-raised flavors of the Skagit Valley on May 7th with the release-party of Genuine Skagit Cooking! Break bread in tribute to the farmers, food producers, and residents who have opened their recipe boxes saluting Skagit’s agricultural way of life. While enjoying bites of small plates featured in the cookbook, guests will also be first in line to get their hands on the cookbook.

Genuine Skagit Cooking, from the organization Genuine Skagit Valley, features over 45 recipes from food producers, small business owners, and residents from around Skagit Valley, Washington, that highlight the unique agricultural diversity of the region. Included are recipes for every meal of the day, all utilizing some of the distinctive produce grown in this fertile Pacific Northwest valley, as well as profiles about Skagit Valley farmers and producers. Paired alongside food photographer Charity Burggraaf’s photos of recipes and locally grown produce, Genuine Skagit Cooking paints a vibrant picture of the region’s agricultural way of life, inviting both locals and others across the country into the kitchen to cook the Skagit way

Space is limited. Please RSVP for this free event HERE.

Donations of any amount are appreciated and welcome at checkout!


Parking is free and plentiful off of Best Road in front of the Vinery.

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Spring Orchid Show, February 24th & 25th

Spring Orchid Show

Saturday and Sunday, February 24th and 25th

Saturday, 9-5

Sunday, 9-4

Featuring the Mount Baker Orchid Society Judged by the American Orchid Society

complimentary classes on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Schoolhouse on Orchid Care and Culture


Enjoy strolling through our Propagation House and experience the diversity of orchids on display by the Mount Baker Orchid Society. We will be offering a diverse selection to shop from, as well as “Orchid Doctors” available to answer your growing and re-blooming questions. There will also be re-potting services by donation toward the Mount Baker Orchid Society. This will be a judged show by the American Orchid Society, with awards and ribbons being presented in the afternoon on February 25th.

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Holiday Markets in the Vinery

Our Last Market of the Year!

Skagit Valley 2023 Holiday Market

December 17th, 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.

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I Love Spring! Flower and Garden Festival 2024

I Love Spring!

Seattle Convention Center

February 14th-February 18th


This year, we will have our commercial exhibit in the plant market celebrating gardening and landscaping. The Festival occurs on February 14th – 18th, 2024, and tickets will be on sale at the Nursery’s Garden Store beginning in December, or you can purchase your tickets online HERE.  Early bird prices are $22, and $27 during the dates of the show.

Join us as we celebrate “I Love Spring” with over 20 display gardens, more than 115 sessions and other learning activities, and thousands of treasures in the garden marketplace. The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival is the best annual event to gather ideas and inspiration for beautiful living spaces. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting to dig in the dirt, there’s something for everyone!

Give a Flower Bus ride as a gift for family or friends and enjoy the ease of riding a comfortable coach to the Flower and Garden Festival.  The Flower Buses leave the Nursery on Wednesday, Thursday, and new this year, SATURDAY, February 14th, 15th, and 17th, at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m.  The cost of a combination show ticket and bus ride is $63.  For reservations on the Flower Bus, visit the Nursery, or call 360-466-3821.

Learn more about the upcoming Festival HERE

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A Rosy Day Out! 21st Annual Celebration of the Rose, Saturday, June 22nd

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

9 a.m.-6 p.m.


We are eagerly anticipating celebrating our 21st Annual Rose Festival under the big tent centered in the charming 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 the afternoon, and opportunities to sit together with like-minded gardeners in the Schoolhouse Rose Garden while listening to keynote speakers. This year, we will celebrate garden roses, showcase a community rose display and friendly rose competition and of course, offer tips, tricks, and experienced knowledge on rose care. At  3 p.m., our favorite “Rose Buds” Ciscoe and John, will 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. – 11:00 a.m. Community Rose Display entry submissions 

11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Walking tour with Marianne Binetti discussing happy plant marriages in the Schoolhouse Rose Garden

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

1 p.m.-2 p.m. Growing Garden Roses with author Nita-Jo Rountree

2 p.m. Ice Cream Social 

3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Roses, Perennials, Hummingbirds, Oh My!” with Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson

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URGENT! Save Skagit Farm Venues



Skagit County is currently creating a new code that is far more restrictive than neighboring Whatcom and Snohomish counties.  This new proposed code will reduce the number of events that farm venues can host by 50% making it difficult or impossible for farm venues to stay in business. If the proposed code does go through, the changes could go into effect as early as 2025.

Our Skagit Farm Venues group is currently working on a code counter-proposal. Please help us spread the word by following our “Skagit Farm Venues” social media accounts, visiting & sharing the website, and voicing your concerns on the matter with your contacts.

There will be a Skagit County Planning Meeting on July 25, 2023, at 6 pm at the Skagit County Hearing Room (1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273) that is open to public attendance and comments.  It’s crucial that farm venue owners, event vendors, and all supporters attend this meeting and voice our concerns! (Even if you don’t feel comfortable speaking, your attendance will show support.) Decisions on county code changes will be made as a result of this meeting!


Visit our Stakeholder Meeting Notes

7-26-23 Final Agritourism Stakeholder Group Notes

8-2-23 Final Agritourism Stakeholder Group Notes

8-7-23 Final Agritourism Stakeholder Group Notes

8-9-23 Final-Final Agritourism Stakeholder Group Notes


Check out the website HERE

Sign the Petition HERE

Thank you for your support!

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The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

April 1 – 30, 2024

Bloom updates (according to Mother Nature) found at tulipfestival.org

We have 350 acres of tulips between RoozenGaarde, Tulip Valley Farms, and Tulip Town that create the spectacular
tulip festival experience we have enjoyed for forty-one seasons. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is a destination event
for the Pacific Northwest, held from April 1-30, celebrating acres and acres of tulips bursting into bloom in beautiful
patterns. The fields of tulips are scattered throughout the Valley as are the many events and activities that make up
the Festival. The fields are the crops of RoozenGaarde/Washington Bulb Co., Inc, Tulip Valley Farms, and Tulip Town,
and due to crop rotation, the fields are in different locations each year. For up-to-date details, ticketing information,
schedule of events, and more, visit the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival website at www.tulipfestival.org to download their
2024 field map and brochure.

We are delighted to have “Art in the Schoolhouse” beginning March 29 to April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., as
well as the P.N.W. Artisan Marketplace in the Vinery, every day during the month of April, 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both
groups will be showcasing the beautiful works of local artists and artisans. After visiting the Nursery and shopping
from artists, bring your own picnic or enjoy authentic, Napoletana-style, thin-crust pizza provided by Arbia Mobile
Woodfired Pizza, and grab a coffee or refreshment from Dane Good Coffee Company. We will have both vendors on
weekends the entire month of April.



Although the Bloom Map is a buzzword throughout Skagit Valley, it may be new to you!  Roozengaarde turns their map “on” once daffodils and tulips begin to bloom and “show color.”   This is a great resource to refer to before you schedule a visit to Mount Vernon.


Learn more about the Tulip Farms here:


Tulip Town

Tulip Valley Farms

Situated adjacent to the Meadow Schoolhouse will be Arbia Mobile Woodfired Pizza. Take out a handmade authentic woodfired Napoletana style thin-crust pizza or picnic on lawn chairs in the Schoolhouse Rose Garden. Most people who taste Arbia’s pizza for the first time say it is the best they have ever eaten!

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A Fascination for Hellebores, March 2nd-3rd

Christianson’s 19th Winter Festival

Saturday and Sunday, March 2nd – 3rd, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Leighty from Little Prince, Oregon, March 2nd, 1 p.m.

Now through April, when most perennials are slumbering in dormancy, hellebores are in full bloom with flowers that provide color and interest in the sleepy winter garden. Known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, hellebore’s cheery characteristic brightens the winter garden and reinstills hope for warmer months ahead. Now available in endless varieties with endearing forms likened to single-petal roses, both Helleborus orientalis and Helleborus niger are fit for winter survival from pot to ground.

Plant hellebores in groups of three to five or combine them with other lasting companions such as snowdrops, daffodils, hardy cyclamen, bleeding hearts, Trillium, and Japanese tassel fern. Together, they will make a beautiful winter flower bed that requires little care. Discover our diverse selection of hellebores by visiting the Propagation House during this year’s Winter Celebration.

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Annual Holiday Tea and A Visit with Father Christmas

A Favorite Nursery Tradition

Annual Holiday Tea and A Visit with Father Christmas

Saturday, November 25th

*Holiday Tea is fully booked, please call to join our waitlist


As we approach the holiday season, we extend our appreciation to our customers by serving our traditional Holiday Tea. Our 1888 Schoolhouse will be decorated in a delightful, candlelit Pacific Northwest theme with woodland arrangements on white linen-covered tables. With each holiday tea we host, we are delighted to see returning families who have made this a holiday tradition for years. Enjoy tea, assorted sandwiches, hot scones with butter and local jams, chocolates, and desserts while listening to auto harpist Bob Harper and violinist and cellist Dennis Burkhardt who will play background chamber music to add to the 19th-century setting. Dress up for a formal tea with hats and gloves or come as you are.

A Visit with Father Christmas

no registration required

Saturday, November 25th

10 a.m. – 4 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. – 4 p.m. Watch for the joy in children’s eyes as they visit face-to-face with Father Christmas. Please bring your own cameras for keepsake photos.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season!

~Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse~


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