Serving Whatcom County Gardeners Since 1938

In 1938, James Vander Giessen opened his first greenhouse to the public in his backyard on the edge of Lynden. Nearly 80 years later, much has changed, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to selling the best plants we can offer. Now in our third and fourth generations of family ownership, Vander Giessen’s is Whatcom County’s oldest nursery and garden center. Visit us today to find the perfect plants for your garden as well as the supplies you need to make your garden thrive!

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Grown in our greenhouses--unmatched in quality and beauty!

Annuals

Add seasonal color to your planters and garden
Gold Heart Bleeding Heart

Perennials

Make your garden colorful for years to come with easy-care plants
Hydrangea

Shrubs

Evergreen and deciduous structure for your garden
Trees

Trees

Create vertical interest, shade and great color
Tomatoes

Edibles

Grow your own and discover what fresh really tastes like
Trees

Plant Care

Let us help you find the solutions you need for a healthy garden
Fountains

Fountains

Enjoy the soothing sounds of falling water
Bark Mulch

Soils & Mulch

Provide nutrients and beautification for your garden

The Latest From Our Blog

  • Tomatoes

Coming Soon–Tomato Days!

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Spring is here, and that means it's time to start planting your garden. As you gear up for planting, be sure to mark your calendar for our annual Tomato Days sale! Typically the first weekend of May, this year's early Mother's Day forced us to move the sale a week [...]

  • Gold Heart Bleeding Heart

Color, Texture & Flavor for the Garden

April 21st, 2016|0 Comments

There’s something about this time of year that I find particularly invigorating. Maybe it’s the bright colors of spring-blooming shrubs and perennials, maybe it’s the longer, warmer days, or maybe it’s the smell of fresh-cut grass; whatever it is, you might feel it too. As you get inspired to plant [...]

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Get Your Lawn Back in Shape

March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

After one of the warmest, driest summers on record last year—followed by a mild, wet winter—your lawn might need a lot of work this spring. Now is the time to get started, so here are my tips for reestablishing your yard in time for summer. First, it’s time once again [...]