Flowers are our planet's way of reassuring people and animals that no matter how many winters the earth endures, it still has the virility to grow its own hair. Today's Groupon lets you comb the planet's beautiful floral tresses: for $15, you get two adult admissions to Minter Gardens in Chilliwack (a $34 value).
Minter Gardens encompasses 12 themed gardens filled with a seasonally rotating selection of artistic floral designs. Flower beds, trees, and verdant plants sprinkle colour granules across the foothills of the 7,000-foot-tall Mount Cheam, and structures such as a gazebo, church tower, and hedge maze sprout from the soil. Meander along pathways lined with intricately trimmed hedges, sit on benches below lush trees, or delight noses with the fragrance of the rose garden. Meanwhile, a technicolour array of perennials blooms in the Formal Garden, and lush hostas and Japanese maples outline the Magnolia Walk's water fountains and pond. Foraging florists pass under archways as water cascades down a multilevel waterfall and turns a wooden water wheel via sheer willpower. After wandering the floral displays, visitors can break for lunch at The Trillium Restaurant or Envision Garden Cafe, purchase flowers from the plant shop, or stick around for one of Minter Gardens' occasional special events, such as the Classic Car Show on July 17.
Though Minter Gardens sometimes features coupons for discounted admissions online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
52892 Bunker Rd.
Chilliwack, British Columbia V0X 1X1