Swansons Stories

A Scandinavian Christmas

A Scandinavian Christmas

Swansons Nursery has Scandinavian roots and so do two of our veteran employees: Inger and Rolf. Both of whom have been with us over decades and have helped shaped Swansons to be the warm and welcoming place it is today. As the holidays approach, we would like to share the stories of their Christmas traditions. God Jul!

The Story of Swansons

The Story of Swansons

It was a good year. It was also a milestone year, as we celebrated Swansons’ 90th year of business in Seattle! It's a bit hard to imagine what life was like when August and Selma Swanson and their three children arrived here to make a new start. Seattle, like much of the United States in the early 1920s, was a place of optimism and upheaval.