2023 Events & Activities
Should provincial health guidelines change at any point, please note that we will adjust our offerings/procedures as needed, but fingers crossed we will be ‘good to go’ as planned. Please note, we have largely shifted our educational offerings to being online and will continue creating videos for our Instagram, TikTok and/or Facebook pages. This option allows more folks from a wider area to view the content and re-watch them if they’d like to see them again. Thank you for your understanding!
Festive Photo Ops
November 10- December 23, 2023 During Store Hours
Looking for a great backdrop for a family photo or quick post? We’ve made it a tradition to hang several photo ops in our Seasonal Plant area so that you can do just that! ‘The Enchanted Tree’ and ‘Bright Nights’ are placed now, with a few others to come as we get closer to December!
Meet Gord Yakimow, Local Author of ‘The Grod Family’s Christmas Lights’!
POSTPONED Sorry, due to unforseen circumstances Gord will not be able to attend Nov. 25 & 26 as originally planned, but we will try to arrange another date in the future!
Gord Yakimow (whom many of us remember from his teaching years in Chilliwack!) has written a delightful Christmas story about the Grod Family. To learn more about the Grod Family, click here!
Minter Winter Bucket List
December 1-23 during store hours – some events are date specific!
To help you get an extra dose of merry mojo this season we’ve come up with our very own holiday Bucket List! From Dec. 1 to Dec. 23, we invite you to come in and make some memories doing fun, friendly, crafty and wacky things.
Care to make it interesting?! Participate in at least 10 activities (and check them off!) and enter your sheet into our ballot box by 5pm Dec. 23, and you’ll be entered to win a $200 gift card to the store! Full details in-store, but you can have a look at the list here!
Live Musical Performances with Brittany Sovereign
December 2 & 17, 11:30am-2:30pm each day
Brittany is a fantastic performer and guitar player, and she’s back this season to belt out popular tunes and seasonal favourites! Feel free to get your toes tapping, and maybe even sing along too!
Miniature Train Display
December 3-23, during store hours
A huge thank you, once again, to Brent and Larry for getting the train on track again this year, and to our team members for adding the greenery to bring it all to life!
Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
December 8-23, during store hours
Pick up a scavenger hunt form and a pencil when you come in to the store, search high and low for the answers and, when you’re done, show your form to the cashier for a prize! There is no charge to participate.
Chilliwack Hospice Celebrate a Life Tree
December 8-23, 11am-4pm daily
Remember loved ones who have passed and support the Chilliwack Hospice Society by hanging a butterfly on their tree of celebration. By donation.
Penguin Snowball Fight Game
December 9-23, during store hours
Test out your throwing arm at the Penguin Snowball Fight! We’ve brought in this easy-to-play, fun game for folks to play when they visit, and there is no charge to participate. Enjoy!
Cascadia Wind Ensemble
December 9, 1:30-3pm
We’re thrilled to welcome members of the Cascadia Wind Ensemble back to the garden center this season! The band will be playing holiday tunes and classic favourites this afternoon so come on down and have a listen! There is no charge to attend.
Live Musical Performances with Jeff Bowman
December 16 & 23, 11:30am-3pm each day
Jeff returns this season to sing and play his guitar to holiday favourites and classic tunes! There always seems to be little ones that get in the groove when he’s here, so come by and get your jingle bell rock on!
Live Owls & Raptors Return!
December 16-17, 12-3pm each day
The amazing owls and raptors (and humans!) from Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey are back! Learn about their habits, habitats and ask your questions… they really are fascinating creatures and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn.
Looking for fresh ideas for you corporate get-together, team building activity or ‘Girls Night Out’? During select times of year (outside of our peak seasons) we host private planting parties, group-specific seasonal events and we’re open to your ideas too! Our 18-acre property is also an ideal setting for filming and photo shoots. For more information, please contact us!
Holiday Season 2023: Looking for some good ‘clean’ fun with your friends and colleagues? Check out details of our Winter Garden Party! We are also pleased to offer a few options for school groups at this time of year. For further information, click here!