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 29, 10am-4pm
As with many home projects, sometimes best intentions don't always achieve the best results. When it comes to hanging baskets or containers, we can help! This year's Hanging Basket Day is April 29. Bring in your empty baskets and containers from last year, choose from a pre-set variety of filler options* and we'll do the planting for you! Prices vary on size of containers and plant selection (as an example, a 10" 'Sun Mix' is $17). Please note that baskets must be emptied prior to arrival, and no advance drop-offs please. Thank you! Pictured is a shade moss basket at maturity.
*What's a filler option you ask? We have created a short list of plants that do best in containers, provide the longest lasting show of colour (for sun or shade), and offer the nicest upright, mounding or trailing form. then we plant them in a way that will give you full, rounded, baskets overflowing with colour. If you have a colour scheme we'll gladly plant it that way too! Most of our requests are just for the nice, bright mix that we do, but if you want all white, or no red etc., just let us know!
Show & Tell Sessions
Moved to June during National Garden Days
Ah, best laid plans! We were aiming for an April start for our sessions but spring has definitely sprung, so we are going to move our 'Show and Tell' Sessions to June to coincide with National Garden Days. Thanks for your understanding! While the dates/times are TBD, topics will include: Small Space Garden 'Patioscaping', Tomatoes and Drought Tolerant Perennials.
We're often asked great questions by our customers, so we're turning some of those 'FAQs' into short and sweet (30 minute) walking tour/info sessions. Most sessions will meet at the Info Center to start, and then one of our team members will guide folks to the topic area to introduce related plants, products, ideas and answer your questions.
Introduction to Vegetable Gardening
March 25, 10:30am
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. Please call 604.792.6612 to register!
March 24, 10:30-11:30am, $12 per student
Kids aged 4-10 are invited to create their very own dinosaur garden (complete with toy dinosaur)! Pauline will demonstrate how to create an indoor/outdoor miniature garden, explaining the importance of light, soil and water at the same time, and then each child will make their own garden to take home. They'll also get to meet a few plants that lived at the time of the dinosaurs, like the Wollemi Pine (pictured). Maximum 15 students. Please note, pre-registration and payment is required to hold spaces... thank you! Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up!
Fruit & Berry Basics
March 18, 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 register!
Starting from Seed, Successfully!
March 4, 10:30am
We're so excited to have Alex from West Coast Seeds join us to show you how to get growing from seed, what the best candidates are, and tips and tricks for success. Please call 604.792.6612 to register!
MORE GREAT EVENTS TO COME!