Minter Gardens

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Minter Gardens Canadian Maple Leaf Flag Floral Display, Chilliwack, B.C.

Minter Gardens Canadian Maple Leaf Flag Floral Display, Chilliwack, B.C.

“Today is not really a good day to be outside.” – the girl who works at the Chilliwack visitor center describing the weather to me.

It is probably not a surprise to most people that it rains quite a bit in the Pacific Northwest. Day 3 was no exception. It rained pretty much the entire day but we were determined to make the most of our trip anyway. I figured that saving the fair weather conditions for Vancouver scenics would probably be a good idea so we went out to Chilliwack on the rainy day. Garden photography is typically at it’s best when overcast and since all of the flowers were wet, it could only help make the photos more saturated in color. Of course the main challenge would be to keep the camera dry enough to shoot photos.

Minter Gardens is one of the places that I visited as a kid so I was very excited to be able to photograph this beautiful garden despite the rain. My mom tends to be a big complainer, whereas I tend to be more reserved, but when it comes to flowers most women can’t resist, so she didn’t complain at all since I think she was just as excited to be out there as I was. Let me tell you that I have been to some of the top gardens in the United States including Longwood Gardens, Huntington and Golden Gate Park but none of those places are as eye-catching as Minter Gardens. And Minter Gardens isn’t even the most impressive garden in British Columbia! Photos of that garden to come in a few weeks.

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