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!


Add seasonal color to your planters and garden


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


Evergreen and deciduous structure for your garden


Create vertical interest, shade and great color


Grow your own and discover what fresh really tastes like

Plant Care

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


Enjoy the soothing sounds of falling water

Soils & Mulch

Provide nutrients and beautification for your garden

The Latest From Our Blog

  • Snow on Trees

Caring for Your Plants in Harsh Winter Conditions

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

In the last couple of years, we’ve come to associate winter in the Pacific Northwest with mild temperatures and minimal precipitation. This year is so far proving altogether different, and though we’re still a week away from winter’s official arrival, one look out your window will tell a completely different [...]

Christmas Open House This Saturday

November 30th, 2016|0 Comments

The Christmas season is upon us, and nothing says Christmas like a warm, festive party with friends. At Vander Giessen Nursery, we've hosted a Christmas house for most of the 78 years we've been in business, and this year is no exception! Join us this Saturday, December 3 from 10:00-3:00 [...]

  • Small Business Saturday

#ShopSmall This Saturday, November 26

November 25th, 2016|0 Comments

In recent years, the craziness of Black Friday has become something of a cultural phenomenon. Admit it--if you're not one of the half-crazed people standing in line outside a store on Thanksgiving evening, you're glued to your TV watching the local news as they broadcast footage of malls flooded with [...]