Photo by Don Campbell Photography

Christian & Johnson was started  as a nursery in 1907 by one of Annie Bidwell's gardeners, Mr. F.G. Peterson.  Originally located along the banks of Lindo Chanel, C&J was relocated to Vallombrosa Avenue in 1913.  Senator Ray Johnson and his wife, Lorraine (Christian) Johnson, purchased the business in 1948, and gave it its name. Current owner Melissa Heringer was hired as a designer at C&J in 1998, and purchased the business in 2005, where she is proud to be carrying on such a great 'Old Chico' tradition. In 2018, the historic business was relocated into its current location, a beautifully renovated 1940's Chico home, at the corner of East 1st Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue.


The design team at Christian & Johnson is experienced, creative, and focused on maintaining a high standard of quality.  The majority of their flowers are hand-selected from the San Francisco Flower Market, ensuring that the flowers they carry are the freshest and most unique flowers available in any given season.  In addition to the Floral Shop, C&J has an outstanding Gift Shop that carries a wide selection of gifts, decor, seasonal items and greeting cards.  


Feel free to stop by Christian & Johnson to browse their beautiful shop, smell the flowers, enjoy the free gift-wrapping, and get inspired for your next holiday or event.   If you can't make it in, you can order online or give us a call, feeling confident that you can trust the team at C&J to take excellent care of your order.  We deliver in Chico, Paradise, Durham, and much of the surrounding area.


Thank you, Chico, for over a century of business!