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Milner Gardens and Woodland

2179 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1 , Canada
250-752-6153
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Vancouver, Canada
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311 reviews 311 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
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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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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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been driving by for over ten years and finally decided to take a peak. It's a little piece of heaven. We had a lovely little lunch and tea. All home made and delicious. The staff are all volunteers 70+. We are definitely going to being my parents for high tea.

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Vancouver Island
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21 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had friends visiting from another country and was taking them all over the Island, Loved everything, but they had a lot of sun so thought I would take them somewhere a little shady, so I chose Milner gardens, never been their my self either, what a disappointment, wont go their again, food was poor, place smelt like moth balls.... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are planning on visiting Milner Gardens, I wld suggest that you treat yourselves to "high tea" at the main house. It is just delightful but be sure to book 24 hours in advance. It's a lovely addition to touring around the woodlands. It has never failed to delight any visitors I've taken there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited the Milner Gardens and Woodland for the whole purpose of having our lunch at the lovely tea room there. It was pretty crowded on that day and parking was really tight at the estate. We had a pleasant time walking in the woodland and garden and enjoyed our tea and lunch at the lovely Camellia tea room. It was... More

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