Christmas is a magical time of year at the nursery. Beginning in early 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 winter-blooming hellebores, miniature evergreens, 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 Sold Out
  • Noble Fir
  • Nordmann Fir Sold Out

Living Trees

  • Fraser Fir
  • Dwarf Alberta Spruce
  • Norway Spruce
  • Serbian Spruce

Some of the other Christmas items we carry include:

  • Poinsettias
  • Christmas cactus Sold out
  • Cyclamen
  • Wreaths
  • Cedar garland (sold by the foot) Sold out
  • 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 over 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.

Mark your calendar–our 2019 Christmas open house is Saturday, December 7, 2019 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 Friday and Saturday only!