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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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This beautiful Woodland Garden is an experience on its own.

The history of this beautiful Garden and Home is very interesting. I sure hope that it will be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mjmjcastenmiller
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
Delightful Afternoon @ Milner Gardens and Camellia Tea Room

Our family has had a long wonderful association with Qualicum and we were delighted when the Milner... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peebs1
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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (23 reviews)
“tea house” (18 reviews)
“scones” (40 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 2 days 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.

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Reviewed 2 days 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

A nice botanical garden run by the University of Vancouver Island. It's a very old property with well-maintained gardens and walks. Basically it's a walk in a big park in very pleasant surroundings. There's a teahouse for tea which can be viewed for its review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that we should visit Milner Gardens to observe an turn of the century garden in a woodland setting. What a wonderful peaceful setting.. Lots of history and visits by Queen and Prince Phillip as well as Prince Charles and Dianna The place...More

Thank Dick S
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

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

Thank christieburr
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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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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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