Christmas at Vander Giessen’s

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Christmas at Vander Giessen’s 2018-03-05T06:10:21+00:00

Christmas is a magical time of year at the nursery. Beginning in mid-November, we convert our glass greenhouse–typically one large open space–into two smaller rooms. In one, we create a beautiful display of colorful poinsettias, cheery cyclamen and other indoor plants. In the other larger room we set up our display of fresh-cut Christmas trees and install our seasonal Christmas train among a display of miniature evergreens, blooming hellebores and other colorful outdoor plants for winter containers.

At Vander Giessen’s, we carry both living and locally-grown cut trees.Our Christmas tree selection includes the following varieties:

Cut Trees

  • Douglas Fir
  • Fraser Fir
  • Noble Fir
  • Nordmann Fir

Living Trees

  • Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce
  • Norway Spruce
  • Serbian Spruce

Some of the other Christmas items we carry include:

  • Poinsettias
  • Christmas cactus
  • Cyclamen
  • Wreaths
  • Cedar garland (sold by the foot)
  • Amaryllis bulbs
  • Indoor paperwhites
  • Lemon cypress
  • Hellebores
  • Wintergreen gaultheria

We’re also proud to carry two other must-have accessories for your Christmas tree: Cinco stands and Miracle-Gro for Christmas Trees. If you’re sick of fighting to get your tree in its stand, look no further than the easy setup of a Cinco stand. With ratcheting bolts, you can lock your tree into place in seconds. And for keeping your tree vibrant and fresh all season long, Miracle Gro for Christmas Trees will ensure that your tree continues to take up water, keeping its needles greener and fresher throughout the season.

Christmas Open House!

Join us each year on the first Saturday in December for our Christmas Open House! For many of our 80 years in business, our family has invited the community to join us for fresh olie bollen–a Dutch donut–made with our family’s secret recipe at Christmas time.

This year, our open house is Saturday, December 1 from 10:00-3:00. In addition to the free olie bollen, we’ll have hot coffee and apple cider to enjoy while you browse our selection of Christmas trees and poinsettias. Also, get some Christmas shopping done while you browse–many great gardener gift ideas are on sale for one day only!