Brian Minter began sharing his passion for plants with Fraser Valley gardeners when, in 1972, he and his wife Faye purchased Country Garden, a garden shop that had been part of Chilliwack’s community since 1957. In 1994, after 35 years on the original Hope River Road property, the Minters moved the business to a much more accommodating 18 acres on Young Road, where it was expanded to become a destination garden store.

Seedlings ready for sale at Minter Country Garden
Seedlings for sale at Minter Country Garden.

Minter Country Garden is a true destination garden store, offering everything people need to achieve their gardening goals, inside and out. Their friendly and knowledgeable team members are happy to help people find solutions to their specific garden challenges. Minter carries unique plants — tropicals, edibles, trees, shrubs, seasonal colour and perennials — from local suppliers and nurseries abroad, including some of the newest introductions available in the region.

Unique plants and decor inside at Minter Country Garden
Bringing unique plants and decor to their community.

This destination garden store is stocked year-round with soils, tools, supplies and garden aids, organic growing options, bird feeders and seed, as well as fun and functional containers and garden decor. To help round out customers’ experiences, Minter Country Garden has a terrific array of gourmet edibles to shop from, including Favuzzi Italian flavours and Gourmet Village beverage and appetizer mixes.

Perennial flowers at Minter Country Garden
Browse a wide selection of perennials, seasonal colours, and more.

While shopping, staff encourage customers to visit the on-site shops (which are separately owned and operated) including Cultivate Café, Aromatica Fine Teas, Switzer’s Vintage Décor, and Old Yale Vintage.
Minter is proud to offer high quality plants, supplies and service, and grows a number of vegetables from West Coast Seeds so they can introduce customers to vetted, high quality plants and connect to the products they support. They are happy to share the reputation of excellence with their community.

Bench in front of flowers and pumpkins at Minter Country Garden
A gardening destination for all seasons.

Due to COVID-19 events at Minter are temporarily on hold, however they are certainly looking forward to hosting some fun and informative activities in the next year! They are also a pet-friendly store — just make sure that dogs remain on a short, fixed-length leash during their visit.

Garden Nursery with green foliage after a rain shower at Minter Country Garden
Garden Nursery filled with greenery.

The extensive range of plants offered, the awesome crew of knowledgeable team members, and the open, airy ambience of the store sets Minter Country Garden apart in the gardening community. In addition, they are well-stocked to meet folks’ needs all year long, not just in spring, but in every season of the year.

Various Houseplants include a snake plant at Minter Country Garden
Indoor houseplants are available in the shop.

It was tough to choose a favourite recipe for the Minter team, but they’ve settled on fresh salads straight from the garden; spring, summer and fall! Pico de gallo would be pretty high up on their list, too. There's a certain sense of pride harvesting any veggies/perennial herbs in the middle of winter too, so winter veggies are pretty popular with the crew.

White and pink roses in a bouquet at Minter Country Garden
Enjoy beautiful bouquets and other home décor.

Check out Minter Country Garden on Instagram and Facebook, and visit their store online today.