2016 Was an Eventful Year at Swansons!

2016 was such an eventful year! From fun family activities and events to a new dinosaur, baby goats and chicks, community projects, and just enjoying the nursery through the seasons, we have a lot to be grateful for. We want to thank you for helping to make it a year to remember! 

Valentine's Day Veggie Stamping Activity

Instagram Plant Selfie Contest

Baby Chicks: Saffron, Mishi, Chicky Landon & Blueberry Bob

Spring at Swansons

Community Events
Left to right: Syttende Mai parade in Ballard, throwing the first pitch for the Swans Little League team, planting flowers after the Greenwood explosion

Summer Fun

Some of Our Favorite Visitors (see more Dogs of Swansons on Facebook)
Left to right: Claire, Sadie & family, Lark

Workshops for All Ages
Left to right: Haku Lei-making, veggie planting, rain boot planting with Western Chief

Community Projects with Boys & Girls Clubs
Left to right: planting at the Ballard club, landscaping crew at the Rainier club, landscaping at the Rainier club

Left to right: mossing the dinosaur, arrival day, the winner of our naming contest (thanks for naming him Humphrey!)

Summer Nights at Swansons: Ice Cream Social with Whole Foods Market
Left to right: Hot Dog King was a hit, rain boot planting with Western Chief, Giant Jenga

Barn & Field, Kitchen & Bakery Deliciousness
Left to right: the wonders of the pastry case, Sunday Supper menu, enjoying a cookie

Swansons is a Great Place for Fun
Left to right: meeting the koi, outdoor sketching, playing in the fountain

A Busy, Event-Filled Year
Left to right: Brooke Eide takes over Swansons' Instagram during our October Indoor Plant Sale, a fire in the conservatory building made for an eventful fall, enjoying the hay maze

Fall at Swansons
Left to right: tractor rides, Fall Festival with volunteers from Seattle Youth Garden Works (a program of Seattle Tilth), employee scarecrow contest

Baby Nigerian Dwarf Goats!
Left & Right: Buttermilk Pancakes & Tootsie Roll; Center: Megaman (aka Teeny)

Reindeer Festival Kickoff Weekend Holiday Craft

Ladies' Night Out: Holiday Edition to Benefit Local Nonprofit Teen Feed

"Grinch"-Themed Model Train Village

Fun at Reindeer Festival
Left to right: meeting Santa, get well wishes for Curley, visiting Santa's reindeer

All Decked Out for the Holidays

Adopting Pets from the Seattle Humane Society's Visiting MaxMobile
Left to right: Black Boom, Creamsicle & Olaf with their new families

Sleigh Photo-Op

"12 Days of Holiday Sharing" Social Media Campaign
Left & right: campaign participants; Center: at the Ballard Food Bank with 210 pounds of food donated by Swansons
See all the #sharingswansons pics on our Instagram page and read about the campaign here.


Happy New Year from all of us at Swansons! We thank you for a great year and we hope 2017 makes you feel like this!  :)