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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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Needs $$$$ help

This was my first visit to this lovely woodland garden. I believe it is associated with Malaspina... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Vancouver, Canada
A nice combination of old growth forest and cultured gardens.

We were a bit surprised at the $11.00 per person admission fee but also understand that admission... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
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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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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 25 May 2017

This was my first visit to this lovely woodland garden. I believe it is associated with Malaspina University. I don't know the volunteer situation but last Wednesday there were an abundance on hand. What I missed was mass plantings of Ostrich Ferns or more interesting...More

Thank dogwoodtravel
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were a bit surprised at the $11.00 per person admission fee but also understand that admission revenue is a major portion of their budget. You walk through a stand of some old growth Douglas Fir and Western Cedar as you head down towards the...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

We spent an hour wandering about the grounds on the first of May. The rhodos are late this year so we missed some of the show. You walk oceanward on one forest path, back on another. The "manor" by the sea serves scones and tea...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Love the sea view from the garden near the tearoom.walked through the peaceful forest trail, checked out the plants for sale, and enjoyed delicious scones with jam and tea in the romantic English tea room overlooking the garden.

Thank Pearlpeony
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I took my elderly mother there for Lunch, we enjoyed the home made soup and scones, wandered about and enjoyed a peaceful afternoon. There is also a nice little Gift shop where we found a few must-haves. A very nice place to meander the afternoon...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We enjoyed the beautiful walk through the forest from the parking lot. Beauty at every turn with huge trees, native plants and flowers,pools,statues and at the bottom.of the expansive lawn,an amazing view across the water to the mountains on the mainland. There are facilities for...More

Thank 154976Happy
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Had a family member and friend visiting us so decided to tour the Milner grounds to see what it was about. In the end, felt the entry fee did not justify the experience.

Thank 80larryd
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We came to visit this place with out granddaughters and they had a great time searching for the bunnies hidden in various places around the gardens. Spring is very late here this year so not much was in bloom yet. It is a lovely walk...More

Thank Cucina58
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was such a wonderful place to take my family. We enjoyed walking all the trails followed by a visit to the Milner Tea House where we ate the most scrumptious scones, soup, homemade jam, and tea all for just $12. But it was the...More

Thank Wiseman M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Absolute must is the home made scones and cream with tea served elegantly in charming period dining room. Really helpful volunteer staff.... Must return to see the glorious rhododendrums in May.

Thank Patricia B
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Pam S
26 July 2016|
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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