Skagit Acres, is a premier nursery, garden center, décor, and gift shop located right off of I-5 Exit #221 near Conway, WA. Skagit Acres is nestled amidst 25 acres of beautifully manicured gardens featuring home-grown products and a farm-to-table café; The Landing at Skagit Acres.
Skagit Acres has been a much loved treasure here in the Skagit Valley. In 2019, a group of Mount Vernon High School classmates born and raised in Skagit Valley purchased Skagit Acres, formerly known as Skagit Valley Gardens, with the goal of preserving and enhancing iconic Skagit Valley venues for the enjoyment of all. Since then, the team at Skagit Acres has worked tirelessly to provide a magical, welcoming space for people to gather and celebrate the valley in partnership with its locally owned sister companies – Fairhaven Mill, Skagit Landing, and Tulip Town.
Recently Skagit Acres was the host of the annual unveiling of the 2024 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival poster featuring well-known artist and photographer Gary Brown. Local food and flower-filled festivities were enjoyed by all. A recent article from the La Conner Weekly News about the poster unveiling can be found HERE.
The holiday season is a magical time at Skagit Acres, with several events planned. “We’ve created a setting of magic and wonder this holiday season,” said Skagit Acres General Manager Marisa Schwabe. “Twinkling lights, flocked trees, and quintessential holiday displays and decorations welcome guests young and old to soak in the spirit of the season.”
Upcoming events include:
We recently caught up with Marisa to find out her favorite Skagit grown crop. Here’s what she had to say:
“As a multi-generational Skagit resident, Tulips were and (still do) have a very special meaning to me. My grandma was born on April 5th, and she was one of the most influential people in my life. We made annual trips to the fields each April with my sisters and cousins in tow. Once I became a mother myself it was then a tradition to add my daughter Gracie on those magical colorful adventures. Tulips are so much more than a crop to me, they are simply a reminder that stunning things can grow even when the sun might not be shining. The magic of the Skagit is not just a statement, it truly is a part of who some of us are that were fortunate enough to be raised here.”
Skagit Acres General Manager Marisa Schwabe and her daughter Gracie enjoying the beautiful tulips in the Skagit Valley.
The Garden Center & Gift Shop at Skagit Acres are open daily, 10am – 5pm and The Landing Café inside Skagit Acres is open Tue – Sun, 11am – 3pm.
We’re so grateful for the support of Skagit Acres and are thrilled to feature this important Skagit Valley destination as this week’s #GSVMemberMonday feature.