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Milner Gardens & Woodland

2179 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1, Canada
+1 250-752-6153
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Charming garden and tea room.

If we hadn't been looking for this place we would have driven straight passed, the sign is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rachel D

We have just driven there today to find a big sign saying the gardens are only open from Thursdays... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane G
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Vancouver Island University's Milner Gardens & Woodland is a magical seaside retreat once reserved for royalty. Sheltered on three sides by old-growth forest, this one-of-a kind woodland estate rejuvenates the soul with its gardens and magnificent coastal views. Enjoy the charming Camellia Tea Room after strolling the grounds and contemplate the history of the Gardens or fantasize about having them all to yourself.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea house” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2179 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1, Canada
+1 250-752-6153
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If we hadn't been looking for this place we would have driven straight passed, the sign is very discreet. Almost as if they hope no one will find it. I am glad we did as it is a lovely garden. We visited in the shoulder...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just driven there today to find a big sign saying the gardens are only open from Thursdays to Sunday's. Think this should be on the website.

2  Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An unexpected surprise. Leisurely walks in the woods. Charming tea house offering tea, of course, plus homemade soups and hot scones for lunch. The grounds are beautiful. One of the highlights of my first to British Columbia.. I'll be back!

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in on way back from Qualicum beach. Nice quiet time at opening. Walk through woodland to property. Great views from garden.

Thank IMH1960
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a one-of-a-kind. You must visit. Although I was a little put off by an $11 entry fee per person to walk through a forest, I was not regretting it by the time we left. The trails and wooden walkways are well kept. We...More

Thank Lostmanygolfballs
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Was taken here for a light lunch, consisting of a wonderful cream of tomato and basil soup with a large scone. For a treat, I had a large piece of mocha cake with delicious icing. WOW....a lovely lunch in a beautiful setting!

Thank Gent47
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Walk through a beautiful forest to the gift shop & then to the tea house( formerly the home of Ray & Veronica Milner).Throw caution to the winds & try some of the scrumptious desserts with your tea. Christmas is another wonderful experience in this magical...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Happened upon this last minute, as my wife had read about it online. Worth a visit, and the $11 (adult) admission. Very cool history here, and interesting to read that the royals had visited (incl Princess Diana) back in the 80's. There is a tea...More

Thank pudman43
Reviewed 9 August 2017

it's a little 'Butchart Gardens " right down the road. We especially enjoy the Christmas lights , and the hot chocolate. We also had our wedding pictures taken there , when the rodos were in bloom. Just fabulous.

Thank Shannon r
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We live locally, and enjoy Milner immensely at all times of the year. Winter is highlighted by am amazing Christmas display for the whole family, lights galore, Santa, music, and the always present peace of the woodland. Spring is glorious, summer outstanding, and fall very...More

Thank Muffin1944
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Pam S
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Response from patriciae648 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone there with a dog but do not know the answer to that question.
Carolyn V
11 May 2015|
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Response from patriciae648 | Reviewed this property |
It is $11.00 for adults and reduced for students, seniors (65) and children. We ended up paying for two adult fares but talked with a volunteer later that suggested if we lived nearby which we do, it would be worth our... More