All events are held at Minter Country Garden Store 10015 Young Road, Chilliwack BC.
See this page for opening hours and directions
Hanging Basket Day!
April 30, 10am-4pm
It's recycling at its finest! Bring in your empty baskets and containers from last year, choose from a pre-set variety of filler options and our pros will do the planting for you! Prices vary on size of containers and plant selection, and pick up times vary on volume (moss baskets are ready after May 6). Perfect for those who have a love of summer baskets but a lack of time! No advance drop offs please, and please empty baskets prior to arrival. Thank you!
Note: Pictured is a mature shade moss basket.
Please note, April 30th was our only Hanging Basket Day this year. We will gladly accept empty baskets as custom orders, however, from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday at the office, from May 24 until June 10. Pricing will be Hanging Basket Day pricing, but pick up times will be approximately 5-7 days from drop off (we will call when they're ready). Thank you!
RECENTLY COMPLETED EVENTS
Brian's Winter Speaking Engagements
Brian is thrilled to speak at a number of great venues throughout the Lower Mainland this winter. Each location has it's own event details, so please click on their links for more info. Thank you!
Chilliwack Home, Leisure & Outdoor Living Expo 'Creating Wow Factor in Containers' ~ Jan. 29 (6:45pm), Jan. 30 (3:45pm) & Jan. 31 (1:45pm). Click here for venue info.
Fraser Valley Home & Garden Expo 'Creating Wow Factor in Containers' ~ Feb. 12 (7pm), Feb. 13 (3:30pm) & Feb. 14 (2:30pm). Click here for venue info.
Seattle Northwest Flower & Garden Show 'Add a Little Thrill' ~ Feb. 17, 10:30am and 'The Art of Extraordinary Combinations' ~ Feb. 19, 4:30pm. Click here for venue info.
BC Home & Garden Show 'The Changing Dynamics of Tomorrow's Gardens' ~ Feb. 18, 3pm. Click here for venue info.
New Incredible Edibles & Innovative Ways of Growing Them April 1, 7:30pm at The Fraser Valley Food Show (Tradex). Click here for venue info.
The Dirt on Urban Veggie Gardening April 2, 1pm at Lepp Farm Market. Click here for venue info.
Vegetable Gardening Basics
Saturday March 5 10:30am
New to vegetable gardening? This is the session for you! Brian will be discussing the best way to prepare gardens and containers for vegetable gardening, how to start seeds, and offer a few tips on how to get the most out of your edible landscape this year. Please call 604.792.6612 to register.
Success with Seeds
Saturday March 12 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.
Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt
Thursday March 17 During Store Hours
Happy St. Pat's! Learn how to make your garden a welcome place for leprechauns to play and participate in a rainbow themed scavenger hunt throughout the store for a special St. Patty's Day prize! No registration required, just see our main cashiers as you enter for a scavenger hunt form. Ideal for children 3-10.
Fruit & Berry Blitz
March 19, 10:30am
In jam, jelly, pie, crumble or fresh off the branch, sweet fruit is a joy in any form! Learn about the best small fruits and fruit trees to grow in our area, growing requirements for each and tips for great productivity. Please call 604.792.6612 to register.
Vegetable Gardening: Ready to Grow!
April 2, 10am
Brian will be spending an hour discussing tried, true and new varieties of vegetables to try, tips for growing edibles in containers and address some of the common challenges home gardeners may face during the growing season. Perfect timing for those plotting their plots! Please call 604.792.6612 to register.
BLOOMER BUS - SOLD OUT
to the Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Friday February 19, 7:30am-9:30pm
Sorry, the bus tour is now sold out, but please call 604.792.6612 to be added to our Wait List in case a space opens up. Thank you!
Road Trip! This is a popular day trip for garden enthusiasts, and if you've never visited the NWFGS before, this is a great way to do it! The bus will leave Country Garden at 7:30am and should arrive at the show at 11am. Expected departure time is 6pm so that we will be back in Chilliwack by approximately 9:30pm.
Passengers must have a current passport, travel medical insurance and be prepared to disembark and reload the bus at the border. Onboard entertainment will be provided by Brian Minter, who will be hosting the tour!
Tickets are $80 per person (available from our main cashier or call 604.792.3799) and include transportation costs and show admission. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable. Seats sell quickly so book yours soon!
Please note, there is one pick-up/drop-off location in Abbotsford.
Click here for the detailed Info Sheet.
Saturday February 20 10am-12pm
Tired of moles making mountains of your yard? Then this the session for you! Join Bert Pulles, aka 'The Mole Man' as he discusses how to take on the moles and win, once and for all! Please call 604.792.6612 to register.
The Chilliwack Spinners & Weavers Guild
Saturday February 20 10am-4pm
We're excited to welcome back member of this great organization! Watch them create beautiful pieces with traditional tools and learn about the lovely work that they do.
They will be located in the Tropical House.
Join us for the most popular sessions of the year! Pruning is both an art and a science, and these sessions will help you master both.
Pruning 101 ~ Saturday January 23, 10:30am With Doug & Dave Neufeld. The dynamic duo is back! Watch as they demonstrate the techniques needed to prune deciduous fruit, flowering and shade trees. Please call 604.792.6612 to register as space is limited and always fills quickly!
Pruning 102 ~ Saturday January 30, 10:30am With Brian Minter. Brian will address 'all the rest', including: flowering shrubs, broadleaf evergreens, perennials, small fruits, vines, specialty trees and shaping evergreens. Please call 604.792.6612 to register as space is limited and always fills quickly!
Pruning - The Abridged Version~ Saturday February 6, 10:30am For those with a small garden or a short attention span, this session will cover the basics from both 101 & 102. Please call 604.792.6612 to register as space is limited and, you guessed it, always fills quickly!