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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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Lovely gardens, good tea

We got there fairly late in the day, but had time to meander down, have tea and meander back. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kingston, Canada
Interesting history

We stopped by for tea with scones and soup, all of which were OK. It's a bit of a stroll in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (26 reviews)
“scones” (33 reviews)
“tea house” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:30
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 5 days ago

We got there fairly late in the day, but had time to meander down, have tea and meander back. The person at the gate recommended taking one side down and the other on the way back. It's not a formal garden, but there was some...More

Thank Judy_from_Kingston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for tea with scones and soup, all of which were OK. It's a bit of a stroll in the woods down to the house from the parking area, but a pretty one. There is a shuttle cart for those who would prefer...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk through the woodlands into the beautiful gardens and tea house. The flowers, trees, pathways, and ponds were stunning. The gardens and tea house are run by volunteers. I am so grateful to all of the lovely volunteers for donating their time so others...More

Thank sunandroses
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived early and spent a wonderful morning strolling along the paths. Great variety of plants in bloom. Next time we will visit in May to see the Rhodos in bloom.

Thank Tolv N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have better plants around our house and we hardly do anything to take care of them. Maybe the Rhododendrons are great to see during the few weeks a year that they are in bloom, but not much to see the rest of the time....More

Thank langley_peter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lose yourself in a childlike way while enjoying the magic of the gardens. Plan on having some homemade soup and scones while there in the tearoom that Queen Elizabeth visited as well as Lady Dianna. Book ahead for High Tea and sit looking over the...More

Thank badgirl56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

most wonderful time during a major wind/rain storm - they were wonderful and we all were in awe of both the birthday lady an the wonderful care given t o all of us

Thank beachgypsy
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A bonus for us: it was 2 for 1 day, so $11 got us both in. Milner gardens are set up in the fashion of natural English garden. Shrubs, flowers, trees are found in many surprising a pleasant places. A very short distance from central...More

Thank David-Judith
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I highly recommend visiting Milner gardens. Their rich and interesting history and breathtaking gardens and views are well worth the trip. We loved it so much, we bough a year membership. The forested gardens make for easy viewing in hot weather and a shuttle is...More

Thank JanSeacombe
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Milner Gardens at Qualicum Beach, BC on Vancouver Island is an old estate that has been given to the university. The university tends the grounds and sells tickets for upkeep of the grounds. There are non-formal flower gardens throughout the property. The estate house is...More

Thank klkks
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Pam S
26 July 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
11 May 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