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Milner Gardens and Woodland

Address: 2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1 , Canada
Phone Number: 250-752-6153
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Ranked #181 of 548 things to do in Qualicum Beach
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks

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Buford, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I stopped here on a whim just to see. We were told we should do afternoon tea in Victoria but the price was ridiculous so we tried the tea here and so happy we did. It was quaint, quiet, secluded and not expensive. The ladies serving the tea, and crumpets were so sweet and lovely. The Gardens... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Definitely worth stopping for a walkabout. Lovely old, established gardens with unique flora including some very large rhododendrons and unusual trees. The lawn in front of the main house is just stunning, with views of the ocean. (While we were there, we saw a deer walking along the beach down below.) This is a great place for young kids right... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Milner Gardens is stunning. It is at its best during the Rhododendron Bloom in spring, but delightful any time of year. The sweeping sea view is wonderful, and the selection of specimen trees is the best in the central island area. Look for the Davidia, the Spanish Chestnut, and the Clerodendron. Veronica Milner painted her garden and her gardens are... More 

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Wolfville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't miss a visit to Milner Gardens, or better still - become a member! The grounds are beautifully located with gorgeous ocean views, and the house is quaint and picturesque. The volunteers do a great job enthusiastically relating the history of the property, and serving afternoon tea out of traditional bone china teacups - very civilized indeed! The lunches are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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183 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This unique estate is well worth the visit, supported by volunteers on a daily basis is to be commended! We came towards the end of the season, however the view over the water & décor of the iconic house was well worth the visit. If the walls could only speak of who has enjoyed there time in this home? Just... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Most of the 70-acre Milner estate is woodlands. The gardens specialize in rhododendrons, which were not in bloom during our visit. Nestled in the privacy of the gardens is the residence (which once hosted Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana). It is a fabulous house overlooking a wide lawn and the waterfront. The gardens are intentionally designed in a “natural” arrangement,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very nice well kept gardens but the best time is in Christmas time where the,(mostly volunteer) staff turn this place into a magical Winter wonderland, Carol singing, illuminated trees and pathways and the best of all.. one of the best Father Christmas Cabins south of the North Pole!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I love the massive rhodos they are a beautiful backdrop for photos! I love having tea and treats served to me in the tea house by the lovely volunteers. I love the fact that lady Dianna stayed there. My 88 year old mother loved it and got around the grounds with her walker

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Took my grandkids there in August because of the Knome Village. I have lived on the island since 1980 and have never been. I am not sure what I expected, certainly not Butchard Gardens but I expected more than a walk in the forest. The Village was cute and the girls liked it, but if it wasn't for it, there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Finally made it to this nature gem. 70 acres of old growth forest with meandering trails leads towards an old English mansion. We had Tea. & Scones in the dining room overlooking the ocean & magnificent grounds. We spent a couple of hours enjoying the nature. This is a must see.

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