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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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Beautiful Trees, Gardens and Tea House

What an uplifting experience to visit this magical paradise. Such beautiful plants and trees. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
carl k
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Kelowna, Canada
Besutiful gardens

When you arrive here you are greeted by the kindness of such great staff members who give you the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marie J
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Rock Creek, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (23 reviews)
“scones” (40 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 4 days ago

What an uplifting experience to visit this magical paradise. Such beautiful plants and trees. The old growth firs are spectacular. Take the time to wander the trails then stop by the gift shop and Milner House where you can partake in a light lunch or...More

Thank carl k
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive here you are greeted by the kindness of such great staff members who give you the history etc you need to know before entering the gardens . There was a shuttle cart that was taking peop,e up to the main house area...More

Thank Marie J
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time visiting the gardens, the volunteer staff were so friendly greeting us at the entrance counter and gave us detailed information about the grounds. There was a free little golf car shuttle that takes you to the main house, and...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We attended Milner Gardens in December for the Christmas Season celebrations! It was magical!!! The Christmas lights, the 3D glasses that enhanced them in a totally unexpected ways! Teddy bear house...can't even recall it all ! I only know that it was one of the...More

Thank Lynda D
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We went to visit the garden, but found little in bloom this early in spring. Still, we did enjoy our time there. The big trees are very impressive. The water views are magnificent. It was Easter so there were families there with children as well...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is a beautiful place to visit. We were just a week or two too early to experience all the flowers blooming but the forest is quiet and peaceful at this time of year. A magical place to bring the grandkids to get a feel...More

Thank James R
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Wonderful garden with delightful figures and settings. A large pond with local plants for sale. The large ferry garden was a joy for our 4 year old granddaughter and 2 year old grandson.Beautiful flower displays Lovely walking trails but keep you eyes peeled for hidden...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The annual Christmas Magic light show at Milner Gardens is spectacular, and this year's show is no exception! From the entry, all the way down the main road and the side tours, there are light displays of more varieties than I thought possible. Displays at...More

2  Thank John W
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Amazing day at Milners gardens. Lovely, peaceful walk through the gardens, beautifully decorated for Christmas, and incredible three course meal. Thank you to the amazing volunteers for all that you do!

1  Thank sunandroses
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Loved this beautiful park with my husband. Take a stroll around the gardens and stop and enjoy afternoon tea with freshly baked scones, served with jam! Made from fruit from the gardens.

1  Thank RicaR222
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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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I did not see anyone there with a dog but do not know the answer to that question.
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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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