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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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Looking forward to the Gardens in the spring

Christmas was just so special for all the family. What a tremendous job on all the lights, the... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
Qualicum Beach, Canada
Christmas Lights -Exceeded Expectations

I am not sure how we did not discovery Milner Gardens before. If you have not taken the time to... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2017
Qualicum Beach, 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2179 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1, Canada
+1 250-752-6153
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Christmas was just so special for all the family. What a tremendous job on all the lights, the inside decorations and the extra effort for all the kids. looking forward to next year.

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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

I am not sure how we did not discovery Milner Gardens before. If you have not taken the time to visit Milner Gardens Christmas Light show before, I would highly recommend you put this on your list for next year. The Christmas Light show will...More

Thank Quinsam80
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas light up - our first visit. The woodland area is creatively lit as you walk through the forest. Laser lights make several areas on the pathway very magical. Cut up/recycled water bottles are put to a very creative use in one...More

Thank Prairieschooner2
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Visited here with family and a few wee ones. The lights are a fantasy; more animation would be appreciated; esp for the kids. Good improv at using things such as using clear water bottles for light fixtures; clever! Paths were quite muddy (wet). Mr &...More

Thank Dave1xyz
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Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

A great way to get into theChristmas spirit! Lots of cute light displays, Santa on site, a teddy bear room and a couple quaint gift shops. You can stop for tea in the tea room or purchase other snacks and drinks. If you park on...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2016

Milner Gardens has the most beautiful light display in their gardens in December. Every year is different and every year is a work of art made with love. If you are here in the summer the gardens are lovely to walk through and there is...More

Thank 259sharon
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Make sure you walk all of the paths at Milner Gardens. There are gigantic Douglas Fir, one in particular where the visitor's vantage point is 1/3 the way up the tree, yes you will be awestruck at it's age and height. Most tree and shrubs...More

Thank Franny7Har
Reviewed November 4, 2016

A delightful garden in the community of Qualicum. Known mainly for the Rhododendrons when in bloom it represents a true woodland garden. There is a quaint gift shop and a tea house on the property that offers a sense of a bygone era. A small...More

Thank RosebudMapleRidge
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Love the gardens at any time of the year. Place of quietness and beauty. I visit frequently. Around every corner and overtime one sees something different...fall colour and the rustling of the leaves as they drift down, winter magic, spring blossoms, birds chirping, and the...More

Thank juloct7580
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I love this garden, now managed by Vancouver Island University and staffed by loyal volunteers. The house and tea room are delightful; the plant nursery has some great deals; and the walk through the forest to get to the house is wonderful. There is a...More

Thank Melissa A
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Pam S
Are dogs allowed??
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
What is the cost of touring the garden and also what is the cost of afternoon tea. Thanks
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