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Minter Gardens
April 29 , 2003

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Alaska At Last!

Today we went to see Minter Gardens, a popular attraction near Chilliwack. It was tulip festival week and they were showing off their brilliant colors with great vigor and enthusiasm. My other favorites were the real English hedge maze, a working water wheel, and lots of great topiaries scattered about.

Nothing says spring with more conviction and sincerity than a celebrating tulip!

The charming little thatched roof cottage surrounded by them with the mountains looming over it was one of my favorite sites in the whole garden.

Although not nearly as large as Butchart Gardens in Victoria, I was impressed with its layout and the way the paths meandering up and down in gentle slopes gives you different perspectives of the same scenes, making them look completely different.

I loved looking up from the cheerful spring flowers to the snowy mountaintops - what a beautiful contrast!

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