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Our History

Christian & Johnson has been a cornerstone of the Chico community for over a century. A nursery started by Annie Bidwell’s gardener, Mr. F.G. Petersen, in 1907, it was originally located along the banks of Lindo Channel. Mr. Petersen became known as the “Camellia King of the United States,” carrying 600 varieties of camellias in the nursery. The nursery was moved to its current location on Vallombrosa Avenue in 1913. In 1948 the business was purchased by Senator Ray Johnson and his wife, Lorraine (Christian) Johnson, and the business has been known by their names ever since. It was Senator and Mrs. Johnson who incorporated gifts and flowers into the business. Current owner, Melissa Heringer, began working as a designer at Christian & Johnson in 1998, and quickly fell in love with the beautiful, historic floral and gift shop. Melissa, who grew up in Chico, is thrilled to be carrying on such a proud Chico tradition.

Our Services

Christian & Johnson has been Chico’s premier floral and gift shop for over a century. Let the experienced designers at Christian & Johnson help you create a gorgeous floral arrangement, meaningful floral tribute, or custom arrangement for your special event. Christian & Johnson always carries a variety of fresh, unique and seasonal flowers. Christian & Johnson also hand-selects their plants from extensive wholesale nurseries, and can help you choose an exotic orchid, beautiful hydrangea, classic peace lily, or any other premium plant for your special occasion. They make wonderful thank-you, birthday, get-well, thinking-of-you, or sympathy gifts. In addition to fresh flowers and plants, Christian & Johnson has a showroom filled with lovely and unique gifts and décor. Christian & Johnson offers local delivery in the immediate area, and can also ship your gifts anywhere in the U.S. Don’t forget the beautiful, complimentary gift-wrapping and selection of fabulous greeting cards to complete the package!



Store Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday, 9am to 4pm

250 Vallombrosa Avenue | Chico, California 95926
(530) 891-1881 | (800) 365-3063

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