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Minter Gardens

Minter Gardens has been a celebration of the senses since 1980, when it was opened by Brian and Faye Minter. Set against the backdrop of 7000 foot (2134 metre) high Mt. Cheam, a 90-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, the 32-acre Minter Gardens is one of the most magnificent show gardens in the world.

This world-class show garden features 11 themed gardens of floral beauty, designed to entice the senses with its impressive displays of colour and fragrance. From April through to mid-October, the gardens are a full-bloom display of nature’s ever-changing floral variety, featuring over 100,000 tulips blooming in April and millions of blossoms in summer, to the stunning fall colours of October.

Brian Minter, renowned gardening expert, author and international speaker, travels the world to find new and exciting plants for the Gardens every year. Minter Gardens is also an AARS Public Garden containing over 800 rose bushes, featuring special displays of outstanding new varieties chosen by AARS for their beauty, novelty and vigour. They are also home to the largest collection of Penjing Rock Bonsai outside of the Peoples' Republic of China.

To accommodate the growing demand for weddings, receptions and corporate functions, Minter Gardens built two amazing Victorian style conservatories back in 2003. The Envision Conservatory accommodates up to 300 guests and the Trillium Restaurant and Conservatory up to 150 guests. Group bookings are available between April and December. Visitors also enjoy shopping in our Gift & Plant Shop, which has a great selection of gifts, souvenirs and features exciting plants seen throughout the gardens.

While you’re there, also stop in for some sampling at the Minter’s Country Wine Store. Representing more than 45 of British Columbia's finest wineries, Minter Country Wines stocks over 300 award winning VQA wines from sparkling and dessert wines to fabulous ice wines, all at winery prices! Your best stop for fine BC wines!

The gardens are open daily April to mid-October. For more information on Minter Gardens visit or call (604) 794-7191.

Location: Exit # 135 off Highway #1

(90 minutes east of Vancouver, British Columbia)

52892 Bunker Road Rosedale, BC Canada

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