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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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Woodlands and Tea

Milner Gardens and Woodland near Qualicum Beach in scenic British Columbia is a lovely place to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
A peaceful and relaxing way to enjoy nature

This is the yin to the yang that is Butchart Gardens, another spot on Vancouver Island that I love... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
123ontheroadagain456
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Vancouver, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (26 reviews)
“scones” (42 reviews)
“tea house” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2179 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1, Canada
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+1 250-752-6153
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Milner Gardens and Woodland near Qualicum Beach in scenic British Columbia is a lovely place to stroll and enjoy a walk in a beautiful setting. Tea house is lovely too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the yin to the yang that is Butchart Gardens, another spot on Vancouver Island that I love to visit. Several years ago I first went to Milners with my husband and we had such a delightful time, enjoying afternoon tea and watching (from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Become a member and enjoy a hearty lunch once a month with friends or strangers (who become friends). At the same time enjoy the wide range of rhodos and other plants and stroll through the woods. Great place to have tea and dessert too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful quiet time here. What a beautiful place. The tea room and patio are very nice - I had fantastic scones and clotted cream, and my family had the cakes - wonderful presentation! Tea was excellent also. The volunteers there are very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a lovely couple of hours wandering through the forest preserve down to Milner House by the sea. Tea and Scones are served every day by volunteers in the Milner summer home. They have preserved the décor from the era that the Milners lived...More

Thank RandyV545
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens and woodland offer a beautiful quiet break with plenty to interest plant buffs or those who simply enjoy a walk in the woods. The house (now tea rooms) and gardens have the feel of a colonial bungalow from another age and another continent....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 hours on the 70 acre sanctuary and former country home of Veronica & Ray MILNER, now a publically owned nature preserve. University of Vancouver Island on property, Woodland Gardens, plant sales, gift shop and the much vaunted tea rooms in the main...More

Thank r s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came expecting to spend a couple hours and ended up staying twice as long! It was so relaxing! If you are able skip the golf cart ride down to house, garden and tea room a walk through the woodlands! They were so shady, verdant...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this beautiful Garden and Home is very interesting. I sure hope that it will be there for ever with the help of all these amazing volunteers. Really something not to miss while in Qualicum Beach.

Thank mjmjcastenmiller
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family has had a long wonderful association with Qualicum and we were delighted when the Milner Property offered a relaxing respite on a very warm summer afternoon. The gardens themselves are so worth the visit, but we were intent upon our Tea and the...More

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Rebecca M
May 12, 2018|
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Response from John W | Reviewed this property |
No, you cannot drive down to the tea house. However, Milner Gardens does provide a shuttle cart to transport anyone down to the tea house and back. You need to be able to get to the entrance building, then there is a ramp... More
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Pam S
July 25, 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.
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Carolyn V
May 10, 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
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