Gifts for the Gardener (or Gardener at Heart) 2020

by | Dec 9, 2020

When it comes to gift giving they say it’s the thought that counts and it’s true! Should you be stuck for ideas, however, we are happy to offer you several. No matter what kind of gardener is on your list, from ‘The Pro’ to ‘They Kill Plastic Plants’, we have a plethora of beautiful, practical, fun, long lasting and/or tasty gifts to shop from!

The Garden Connoisseur

  • ‘Yuletide’ Camelia 
  • Hellebores (blooming now!)
  • David Austin Roses
  • Jewel Orchids (indoor)
  • Citrus Shrubs (many with edible fruit!)
  • Sweet Chestnut Trees


The Indoor Garden Connoisseur

  • Jewel Orchids (indoor)
  • ‘Livium’ Anthuriums
  • Vanilla Orchids
  • Citrus Shrubs (many with fruit!)
  • Misting Bottles

The Culinary Gardener

  • Persimmon Trees (generally Zone 7)
  • Fig Trees (generally Zone 7)
  • Olive Trees (Zone 8)
  • Indoor Sprouting Seeds
  • Perennial Herbs
  • Gourmet Village Dip Mixes & Warmers

The Novice Gardener

  • Orchids (& Orchid Food for the growing season)
  • Air Plants & Cool Display Containers
  • Snake Plants
  • Moisture Meters



    The Young Gardener

    • Miniature Indoor Plants 
    • Vegetable Seeds
    • Nectar Dots (hand-held hummingbird feeders)
    • Kid-sized tools and gloves


    The Pro Gardener

    • New Pruners & Loppers
    • Tree Watering Bags
    • Haws Watering Can

    The Well-read Gardener

    • Local Lore Books

    The All-Weather Gardener

    • Northern Comfort Socks 
    • Watson Gloves
    • Night Scout Toques (with built headlamp)
    • Solar Lights (so they can work into the night)
    • Gourmet Hot Chocolates & Mugs (to warm up after a long day)!

    The Musical Gardener

    • Woodstock Windchimes
    • Rain Chains
    • Bird Feeders (for natural tunes!)

    The Pollinator-Friendly Gardener

    • ‘Bonnie Henry’ Pollinator Seed Blend
    • Mason Bee Houses
    • Mahonia Shrubs, Winter Heather & Hellebores

    The Full Fragrance Gardener

    • Viburnum ‘Pink Dawn’
    • Hamamelis (Chinese Witch Hazel)
    • Sarcococca 
    • Forcing Bulbs (for indoor blooms) like Hyacinths and Paperwhites

    The The ‘I’ll drink to your success!’  Gardener

    • Canadian Drinking Toques
    • Beer Soap
    • Festive Wine Glasses (& decorative napkins for the occasional spill)
    • Solar Lights or Battery-Operated Micro-Lights

    The The Impatient Gardener

    • Grow Lights 
    • West Coast Seeds 
    • Planting Media

    Pro Mix seed starting mix

    Still stuck? Not to worry, we have Gift Cards! Gift Cards are available for purchase online via Shopify (for pre-set values) or in-store for any denomination. You can also call us at 604.792.3799 to order over the phone.

    Be sure to visit the fantastic boutiques and café on-site for even more wonderful ideas! Aromatica Fine Teas offers more than 200 varieties of tea, tea service supplies, handmade soaps, decadent chocolates, and a wealth of tea knowledge so that you can match the tea to your loved one! Switzer’s Vintage Décor carries a huge selection of vintage decorative pieces, country-themed decor and antique furnishings… perfect for those who’d love to have a touch of yesteryear in their homes. Old Yale Vintage is newly opened in the cottage on the north side of the parking lot, and they have so many neat collectibles, vinyl records, signature pieces, toys, and automotive pieces too. Finally, Cultivate Café is the open, airy, cozy in-store café that is so welcoming! They offer a delicious array of home-baked goods, homemade soups, meals that are divine, and they have gift certificates too! Cultivate is licensed, so you can enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or cider with your meal too. They make an ideal ‘regroup and refuel’ destination during this busy season, and a lovely place to meet up with friends and family in the New Year too.

    Minter Country Garden is truly a destination garden store! We invite you to come for a visit this holiday season, whether it’s shop, savour a meal, or just surround yourself with colourful growing things and a lot of holiday spirit. See you soon!