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Milner Gardens & Woodland

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Beautiful gardens and charming tea house

We visited Milner Gardens particularly to enjoy the high tea offered at the Tea House and it was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Tea at the gardens

Spent a lovely afternoon having tea at the garden. We were served by lovely volunteers who couldn’t... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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Closed for the 2018 regular season. Please visit us for Milner Christmas Magic through the first three weekends in December. Milner Gardens & Woodland will reopen for regular visitation on Sunday Feb 3rd 2019. Vancouver Island University's Milner...more
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2179 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1, Canada
+1 250-752-6153
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Milner Gardens particularly to enjoy the high tea offered at the Tea House and it was lovely. The service was friendly and welcoming and the scones and tea sandwiches were tasty. The setting of the house alongside the gardens, woods and ocean is...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon having tea at the garden. We were served by lovely volunteers who couldn’t have been more sweet. The scones were excellent as well as the soup. Good for late lunch.

Thank mccagebear
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We enjoyed the gardens and view and especially the interior. Too bad we could not get afternoon tea but had a good coffee

Thank Jim B
Reviewed August 27, 2018

You can enjoy this place all year round !!! The winter garden lights are so fun to walk around with a spiced coffee in hand !!!

Thank Carla V
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Milner always feels like stepping into an English fairytale and today was no different. We reserved high tea (reservations are made via email—address is on the Milner website) and it was worth the small bit of extra planning. The high tea platter is three tiers—two...More

1  Thank Laura J
Reviewed August 9, 2018

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.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Thank 123ontheroadagain456
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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.

Thank joeforsyth
Reviewed August 3, 2018 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

1  Thank jenmc74
Reviewed July 31, 2018

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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May 12, 2018|
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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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.
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