Minter Garden

Posted On November 26, 2009 

Minter Gardens is a world-class show garden. It is a much sought after venue for weddings and receptions. Located in the Chilliwack area of Greater Vancouver, this garden is approximately 90 minutes drive east of Downtown Vancouver along Highway 1.

This garden is the perfect setting for a wedding, or a romantic evening with a loved one. It is a show garden in the truest sense of the word. The entire area is made up of charming gardens and open areas providing the most scenic and exotic backdrop for parties, weddings and much more.  The rock falls, the new conservatory, and the gardens themselves are a sight to behold. The flowers in full bloom in a variety of colors are a feast for the eye.

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Minter Gardens Attractions

Minter Gardens first opened in the year 1980. Since then, it has gained a reputation of becoming one of the most beautiful gardens.

Over the years, Minter Gardens is just gets better with age. Brian Minter and his staff truly love this place and it reflects in the way they care for it.

This garden is open seasonally. The garden spans across an impressive 32 acres, all situated at the foot of Mount Cheam. It boasts of an array of fantastic floral, color and fragrance.The garden is very artistically arranged in 11 themed show gardens. The Japanese show garden and the Alpine one are worth a mention. The Fern Garden, a Lake Garden and a Fragrance Garden are also a must see. There is always something in bloom from spring until fall at Minter Gardens.

In addition to the gardens, the place also houses two restaurants as well as a gift and plant shop. If you don’t find the plants you particularly wish to purchase at this shop, you may want to walk a little way up to the road leading to the Country Garden Store. This store also belongs to and is managed by the Minter family. With an impressive 18 acre area, one is sure to find what one is looking for. The site has its own visitor attractions including a seasonal garden train, miniature village and suspension bridge.

The Enchanted Gardens Christmas Light Show

Winter in Vancuvar is spectacular and breathtaking. Brian Mister makes it even more beautiful with the Enchanted Gardens Christmas Light Show held at the garden. During the show, the grey, dull, cold Canada winter is transformed into a dazzling riot of colors.

Christmas Light Show

A Venue for Every Occasion

Minter Gardens is the perfect location for any event. Be it a wedding to a family reunion, a anniversary or a birthday party, your event will be a memorable one with scrumptious food and an astounding surrounding as the backdrop.

Dining Options at the Garden
Trillium Restaurant

This restaurant offers a very popular Nutcracker Buffet Brunches, every Sunday between 11am-2pm between November 22 & 29 and December 6, 13 & 20. These are extended buffets featuring appetizing options such as home baked goods, roast vegetables, crisp salads, eggs benedict, fresh platters, seafood and much more.  It offers a delicious Buffet Brunch on Sundays from 11am-2pm during our regular operating season.

Visiting the Garden

Minter Gardens

52892 Bunker Road, Rosedale, nr Chilliwack

Vancouver, B.C.


Seasons & Hours at Minter Gardens

Minter Gardens is open seasonally from March to mid-October, subject to weather and climate conditions. For the 2009 season, we welcome you to visit us between March 29 and October 12. The hours of operation are:

March & April – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

May – 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

June – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

July & August- 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

September – 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

October (until Oct. 12) – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Regular tickets and season passes are available.

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One Response to “Minter Garden”
  1. Annie says:

    Although I haven’t been here,I was planning to visit the gardens in Summer. After reading this very well written article, I am sure to go and visit these gardens in Summer. Thanks for providing us such good articles.

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