Discover the Natural Beauty
9415 Miller Rd NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Wreath Making

Fall hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:30pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

Mark your Calendar: After Hours Christmas Shopping Event - Dec 7, 6pm-8pm




November and December are fun months at Bainbridge Gardens. One of our favorite fall activities is opening up the wreath rooms for customers. It's fun to see customers create their own wreaths, and we know that a lot of customers enjoy the tradition of making a wreath for their friends and loved ones.

Here is a general synopsis of the wreathmaking procedure:

  • Make a reservation! Some days, especially on weekends, fill up quickly. Call us to reserve your spot.
  • Use of the wreath machines is free, but you will be required to purchase a metal wreath ring that fits our machines.
  • You may bring your own greens or purchase greens by the pound. We also have an assortment of ribbons and decor to finish your wreath.
  • Bring your own gloves and pruning shears. And a warm coat. The greenhouses are covered but not heated.
  • We are a UPS shipping station, so you can also send your wreath to a loved one.
  • Don't forget, not all wreaths are round! You can also make a straight "wreath" for your mantle or tabletop!

Love a custom wreath but don't have the time?

  • We also make custom wreaths. You choose the size, types of greens, ribbon, etc.
  • Custom wreaths typically take 2-3 days, depending on demand.
  • Ask us about deliveries and shipping.

For more information about wreathmaking and to see photos of the process, click here.


Thank you for shopping at our small business.

We realize that it's easy to go online and load up your shopping cart with gifts. But we are grateful that you contribute to a healthy economy by spreading out your purchases and helping some of the little guys.

Here are a few of the companies we highlight this year:

  • Anchored Northwest is a Spokane-based candled company that started as a hobby and well, the rest is history. Anchored makes a collection of popular candle scents with whimsical names like Mistletoe Kisses and Christmas Cottage.
  • Emerald Sweets is a Chehalis-based candy company that provides the ever-popular stocking stuffer, the candy cane cocoa.
  • The Neighborgoods started as a way to gift printed towels to friends. Now it's a much bigger outfit (but still small) and they are responsible for some of the fun towel sets we have here.
  • Soak Bath Co is a woman owned soap company based in Manitoba. Their soaps are all handmade and have labels that are actually plantable!
  • Home By Faith specializes fun plant-oriented stickers and creations.


As the minutes of sunlight and temperatures begin to drop, plants slow down and divert their energy to winter survival. There are things we can do to help our plant friends prepare for the long winter and emerge in the spring extra strong:

  • Do a light mulching of your garden beds with compost. Compost helps add organic matter to soils that have been depleted by all the watering we needed to do over a long dry summer. This layer also protects roots from extreme cold and as we move into the next year, holds onto moisture and keeps the roots cool.
  • In general, you don't need to fertilize established plants at this time of year, because you don't want to encourage new growth that might be damaged by frost or a deep freeze. However, for established woody plants, applying Soil Science Bloom Driver or EB Stone Ultra Bloom encourages root and flower growth for the upcoming season, especially for lilacs, camellias, rhododendrons and fruit trees. These products have a low amount of nitrogen but high enough phosphorous.
  • It's a good idea to give your lawn one more dose of fertilizer before winter. This helps give roots a boost so your lawn comes back stronger in the spring. Pick a time that's not too rainy (or the fertilizer will just wash away) and before a deep freeze when the grass is dormant.
  • Before we get into our storm season, it's good to thin out tree and shrub branches that may be encroaching on your paths, driveways or above your house. As long as you're not removing more than 20% of the overall volume of your plants, you are not setting back their health. It’s better to make those pruning cuts yourself rather than having the wind or wet snow do the trimming for you.
  • If you have veggies growing, such as leafy greens, you should consider covering them with a cold frame or cloche to extend the season.
  • Consider getting some Reemay or protective material (Harvest Guard) to cover your tender plants before a cold spell. Also, you may want to move potted tender plants to a protected area before such a spell.

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Face masks are optional throughout the nursery. We ask that if you are feeling ill and cannot wear a mask, please stay home and call us to arrange a contact-free delivery or curbside pickup. We continue to accept orders over the phone or by emailing us, but please note that these orders take 24-48 hours to fulfill.

Bainbridge Gardens is...

...a family-owned garden center located on a historic site on beautiful Bainbridge Island. Our six-acre nursery is well-stocked with large trees, native plants, unusual varieties of shrubs, bonsai, seasonal color, pots and garden art. We also have one of best selections of houseplants in the area. With plenty of parking and an extensive gift shop, Bainbridge Gardens is a popular spot for Islanders and out-of-town guests.