Christianson's Nursery & Greenhouse
Fruit trees in bloom. Photo by Christianson's Nursery and Greenhouse
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Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse

#GSVMemberMonday Feature

Located off of Best Road just outside the Town of La Conner, in the beautiful Skagit Valley, Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse offers a wide variety of common and uncommon plants, garden accessories, antiques & gifts, and houses the largest selection of roses and perennials in Northwest Washington. By using restructured old buildings, salvaged glass, and other local materials for their retail nursery, Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse is a timeless and thoughtfully curated space for all to experience and enjoy here in the Skagit Valley.

Toni and John Christianson stand outside one of the greenhouse buildings at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse located just outside of La Conner, WA. Photo courtesy of goSkagit/The Skagit Valley Herald & Christianson’s Nursery

In 1990, John and Toni purchased the family nursery business from the Bob Hart Family which originally opened in 1946. For the past 33 years, John and Toni and have been hands-on owners who have established meaningful connections with fellow garden enthusiasts and earned numerous awards and achievements for their efforts. Their children and grandchildren are frequently seen working at various events through the season. Daughter Emma is now the Special Events and Wedding Coordinator for the nursery and helps couples from all over the region to prepare for their “I Do’s” on the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Special events like A Rosy Day Out, The Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival, and A Visit With Father Christmas have been annual traditions at the nursery that have been cherished and celebrated by families year after year.

Every June the grounds of Christianson’s come alive with roses. Saturday, June 24th marks the 20th anniversary of the Rose Festival at the nursery. Photo courtesy of Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse.

In 2021 John and Toni started a new adventure next door to the original nursery. The Vinery, as it is fondly called, opened to the public as a rented event space and is also used to house the Skagit Valley Farmer’s Market during the main growing season.  The Vinery was named to reflect the prominence of pea vining in Skagit County’s past. Green peas used to be a dominant crop in the county, covering over 32,000 acres and accounting for about a quarter of what was produced throughout the country. The crop fell in popularity with increased demand for frozen peas, and the last processing plant was shut down in 2010. To ressurect and restore the Vinery, lumber was salvaged from a historic barn on Fir Island, as well as windows and doors that were repurposed and recycled. Today old photographs and elements are displayed inside and are a true testament to Skagit County’s historical past.

This Sunday, May 28th will kick off the first 2023 Skagit Valley Farmer’s Market of the season at The Vinery. The market is open on Sundays thru October from 10-2. For more information about the market offerings, please see their website.

Thank you John, Toni, and the whole Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse family for supporting Genuine Skagit Valley. We’re so proud to feature you on this #GSVMemberMonday!