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Address: 2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1 , Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-752-6153
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Vancouver Island University's Milner Gardens & Woodland is a magical...
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.
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Very peaceful

Nicely laid out. The gardens along the path to the main house was relaxing and very peaceful. Having tea and scones was enjoyable. I will visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Powerview - Pine Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nicely laid out. The gardens along the path to the main house was relaxing and very peaceful. Having tea and scones was enjoyable. I will visit again.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Milner gardens is spectacular. The large majority of the people working there are volunteers and they are so kind and helpful. The grounds are immaculate. Its 11$ to get in, but they have to take care of it somehow. The house on the property was turned into a little restaurant with a daily special and high tea if you book... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I were walking along the road outside Qualicum and came upon Milner Gardens and Woodland and to check it out. We always enjoy nature and loved our visit to this waterfront property. I can see this as a place to visit through out spring and summer as the flowers, etc. go through their cycles of life. They... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We thoroughly ejoyed our time in this wonderful forest/park/garden setting. There are many wonderful photo opportunities as well as an awesome gift shop to visit. It was a treat to go inside the Milner house and purchase some home-made jams! The tea room was not open at the time; however, something to look forward to for our next visit!

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful gardens in late spring. Tea in the Main House is delightful with a fine selection of sandwiches and petit fours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great place to visit whilst in qualicum beautiful woodland on 6 acres lovely heritage house serves delicious afternoon tea with scone and fresh cream a great place for a peace and tranquil afternoon great gift shop and plant nursery all done by wonderful volunteers

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Victoria BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Beautiful woodland walk with ancient & huge fir trees. If you are expecting many flowers this is not the walk for you. It is woodlands and small bridges over ponds. The is a telescope for viewing birds, beach or what have you. Lots of places to sit if you need to rest during the walk. The walk itself is not... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Milner gardens was a beautiful place for our wedding. All the staff were very accommodating and our pictures turned out amazing. I couldn't have asked for a better day.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We recently enjoyed High Tea with a Murder Mystery session at the Milner House. We had 14 in our group of which 8 participated. We had our own Dining room which was the perfect size for this number of people. High Tea was excellent and very tasty. The staff were very polite and attentive throughout our event. A good time... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've not gone in the summer, but pictures I see look amazing. Our family goes at Christmas yearly. The lights, Santa, the music locally sang and atmosphere make it worth going annually. Well recommended, will get there in the summer yet.

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