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A Look Back at 2017

A Look Back at 2017

So much has happened over the past year at Swansons! It was a year full of fun, projects, and community. We want to thank you - our amazing customers - for making it such a great year! Here are some of the highlights of 2017, in pictures.

Reindeer Festival Opening Weekend Recap

Reindeer Festival Opening Weekend Recap

The Opening Weekend of our season-long Reindeer Festival was the perfect way to jump into holiday cheer! We had a host of family activities over Opening Weekend! Little ones were never short on things to do. Saturday and Sunday morning we had the best craft workshop!

Thanks For Helping Us Kick Off The Holidays!

Thanks For Helping Us Kick Off The Holidays!

Saturday night was our annual Holiday Party, a night of socializing, shopping, toasting the upcoming holiday season with wine and cider, and taking camel and reindeer selfies - usually after a glass or two ;) Check out our slideshow of party photos at the bottom of the post.

This year was even better because we were lucky to be able to partner with Whole Foods Market to throw a benefit event for the Ballard Food Bank. After our Summer Nights at Swansons events, which helped support both Ballard Food Bank and Whole Kids Foundation, it was a little like a reunion! 

Ladies Night Out was a Fantastic Summer Event Finale!

Ladies Night Out was a Fantastic Summer Event Finale!

On Saturday evening, September 12th, Swansons Nursery hosted Ladies' Night Out, a fabulous annual event with wine, food, live music, and displays of local artisans. Over 200 guests enjoyed the lovely ambience of a Seattle summer evening, excited to see proceeds from the event benefit Teen Feed.

Food & Fun for Whole Kids Foundation!

Food & Fun for Whole Kids Foundation!

Last Thursday evening Swansons Nursery partnered with Whole Foods Market for an event to benefit Whole Kids Foundation and we are thrilled that - with your help - we raised over $3400 for the foundation! That money will go towards

Summer in Seattle was an Event to Remember!

Summer in Seattle was an Event to Remember!

With over 634 pounds of food collected (we started with a bin, moved to a cart, and ended up filling 2 racks with donations!), funds raised for the Ballard Food Bank, and happy guests enjoying a beautiful evening at the nursery, last Thursday's Summer Nights at Swansons event was a huge success! 

Digging Deeper 2014: Swansons' Nursery Year In Photos

Digging Deeper 2014: Swansons' Nursery Year In Photos

Thanks to everyone who was a part of this amazing year at Swansons! We launched a blog, started the Grow With Us Project, interviewed Seattle gardening celebrities, created kitty-friendly planters for a houseboat, pruned, weeded, planted and enjoyed the fruits of our labor. Here's a quick look at 2014 in photos from Digging Deeper. And this is just a taste of our year! See A Year in Photos, our Facebook album, for more fun.

A Feast That Was... Well, Incredible

A Feast That Was... Well, Incredible

24 farmers, 24 chefs, 1 winery, 2 breweries, and 275 ravenous guests: this year's Incredible Feast was quite a party. We're still dreaming of the fabulous food and entertaining company (we met so many great people) so we thought we'd share some of the highlights - including a recipe from the feast itself!

An Incredible Feast

An Incredible Feast

As most Seattle foodies know, our chefs and local farmers generally have a symbiotic relationship. Chefs haunt our neighborhood farmers markets in the early hours of the morning to snap up the freshest produce, they search out the most flavorful artisanal cheeses the region has to offer; sometimes chefs even grows their own herbs and veggies on a restaurant rooftop or patio.