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

Save on Superbells!

May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

In today's busy world, we understand that gardening needs to be quick and easy. That's one reason we love Superbells calibrachoa! Of course, there are lots of reasons to love them, but Superbells offer low-maintenance color all spring, summer and well into autumn with little more than some water and [...]

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Ladybugs and Beneficial Nematodes Are Here!

May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

After yet another mild winter and warm start to the spring, one thing is sure: bugs will be a problem in your garden again this year. As you tend to your plants, keep a close eye out for any deformed new foliage or damage to your plants caused by aphids [...]

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Grow a Colorful, Healthy Garden

May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

With the month of May now well underway, planting season is in full swing. Whether you’re planting a vegetable garden, flower beds or a couple of containers on your deck, nothing is quite as rewarding as watching a garden grow and thrive. Here are my favorite plants and gardening secrets [...]