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!

Lynden Baskets

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


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


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
Bark Mulch

Soils & Mulch

Provide nutrients and beautification for your garden

The Latest From Our Blog

Pumpkins & Gourds on Sale!

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

With summer's warm, dry weather quickly becoming a distant memory here in the Pacific Northwest, it's time to decorate your front porch for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Right now at Vander Giessen Nursery, all of our pumpkins and gourds are on sale for as little as 25 cents per pound. Prices [...]

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Autumn Tasks for a Colorful Garden & Healthy Lawn

October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

With the return of rainy, cool weather, autumn is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest. And while it’s not always the most fun to work outside these days, the fact is, it’s perfect weather for planting and taking care of some important yardwork. So, here’s what’s on my [...]

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Fall Clearance: 40% off Shrubs, Trees & Perennials

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Fall weather has arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and even though the days are getting shorter, wetter and sometimes downright blustery, it's perfect weather for planting! No matter what you want to plant, autumn's cooler, wet weather make for stress-free transplant for your shrubs, trees, and perennials--and you don't have [...]