Planting for Privacy
All events are held at Minter Country Garden Store 10015 Young Road, Chilliwack BC.
See this page for opening hours and directions
National Garden Days
June 19-21 ~ All Across Canada!
We are so fortunate to have such an incredible array of gardens, garden festivals and green spaces in Canada, and National Garden Days are a perfect time to get out there and enjoy them. To learn about Garden Days events in your area, visit gardendays.ca
Congratulations to Y. Maximchuck of Simoom Sound B.C. for winning the B.C. Almanac 'Garden Joy' Photo Contest (taking home the prize of a $1000 gift card to Minter Country Garden), and also to Sharon Marvin and Ildi Connor of Elmwood Avenue in Beaverton, Ont. for winning the 'Canada's Garden Street' Contest (and winning $1000 worth of Mark's Choice products from Home Hardware). Thank you to all who participated in National Garden Days events this year!
Green Screens - Planting for Privacy
June 20, 10:30am
Love your neighbours but don't need to see quite so much of them? Join us for a session highlighting the best plants and growing techniques for creating 'green screens' for decks and patios. Ideal for folks in townhouses and high density living areas. Sorry, we have no comparable seminar for in-laws. Space is limited (oh, the irony), so please call 604.792.6612 to register.
June 20, 2pm
Summer is the time to enjoy your garden in every way, even in a glass! Whether you're planning an epic garden party or just dabbling in 'horticultural mixology' (suddenly it's an art AND a science), this is the session for you. Josh will be introducing fantastic cocktail combinations using fresh herbs, flowers and fruit that you're likely to have in your garden, and suggesting a few unique blends that will wake up your palette. Space is limited for this special session so please call 604.792.6612 to register. Photo: www.honestlyyum.com
July 1-15 During Store Hours
It's time for a little spring cleaning! Gather your plastic pots and flats from the season, place them on the designated pallets in the parking area, and we'll send them to a better place (via Westcoast Plastics and Recycling)! No advance drop offs, please, and please be sure to place pots and flats neatly so that they can be easily accessed by all (yes, some of them get picked up by participants too, which really is recycling at its finest!).
RECENTLY COMPLETED EVENTS
Introduction to Ponds & Pond Product Basics
March 14, 10:30am
Welcome to the world of water gardening! We're thrilled to welcome experts from SheerWater Pond Supply, who will be here to educate guests on pond basics and how and when to use essential pond care products. Whether you're considering putting in a new water feature or looking to improve your existing one, this is a great opportunity to find out all you need to know.
St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Party!
March 17, 10:30am
Register your little one for a very special Leprechaun Party on St. Patrick's Day! Children will learn how to make their home garden a welcome place for Leprechauns to play, learn about shamrocks and decorate their own to take home, participate in a rainbow themed scavenger hunt throughout the store and finish it all off with a green themed treat.
Ideal for children aged 4-10. Parents are welcome to stay and play too! The party will last approximately 1 hour. Cost is $10 per child. Space is limited and registration is required; please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or register with the main cashier. Please note that payment is required to secure your place. Thank you!
March 21, 10:30am
Folks are definitely growing more of their own these days, so Brian is spending an hour discussing some veggie gardening basics, tried, true and new varieties and tips for growing edibles in containers. Perfect timing for those plotting their plots! This is one of the most popular sessions of the year, so call 604.792.6612 to register early as space is limited.
Fruit and Berry Blitz
March 28, 10:30am
In jam, jelly, pie, crumble or fresh off the branch, sweet fruit is a joy in any form! Brian will be discussing the best small fruits and fruit trees to grow in our area, the growing requirements for each and tips for great productivity. Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up!
Spring Scavenger Hunt
April 3-5 During Store Hours
Happy Easter Weekend everyone! Similar to our fall and Christmas scavenger hunts, we have a new spring-themed clue search for kids to take part in! Pick up a form in the tropical area, find the answers to the questions, bring your completed form to one of our cashiers and receive a prize!
Succeeding with Seeds
April 11, 10:30am
Starting plants from seeds is a breeze once you know the basics. Brian shares his expertise on how to start seeds, prepare your garden and transplant seedlings and advises on the best soils and media to use. Please call 604.792.6612 to register.
April 18, 10:30am
Delicious and nutritious, herbs bring recipes to life! Learn how to grow and preserve herbs, discover the best herbs for containers and landscape and find out which are perennial (year-round) vs. annual. Please call 604.792.6612 to register.
Hanging Basket Day
May 30, 10am-4pm
No time to plant your baskets? Let us do the work for you! Bring in your hanging baskets or containers from last season, choose from a pre-selected list of filler options, and we'll do the planting for you! Prices vary on container size and plant selection. No advance drop-offs please. Please note that moss baskets will be available for pickup on June 5.