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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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Happy family adventure

Wonderful garden with delightful figures and settings. A large pond with local plants for sale. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
"Milner Christmas Magic" certainly is magic

The annual Christmas Magic light show at Milner Gardens is spectacular, and this year's show is no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John W
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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Geography1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 December 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
Reviewed 11 October 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
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The grounds and garden are the main event, very beautiful forested property with an extensive and well-kept garden. The house is charming and you can have refreshments on the veranda in good weather. I found the food in the tea room disappointing though, somewhat overpriced...More

1  Thank MacEnCheez
Reviewed 20 September 2017

If we hadn't been looking for this place we would have driven straight passed, the sign is very discreet. Almost as if they hope no one will find it. I am glad we did as it is a lovely garden. We visited in the shoulder...More

1  Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We have just driven there today to find a big sign saying the gardens are only open from Thursdays to Sunday's. Think this should be on the website.

3  Thank Jane G
Reviewed 28 August 2017

An unexpected surprise. Leisurely walks in the woods. Charming tea house offering tea, of course, plus homemade soups and hot scones for lunch. The grounds are beautiful. One of the highlights of my first to British Columbia.. I'll be back!

1  Thank Joe G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Called in on way back from Qualicum beach. Nice quiet time at opening. Walk through woodland to property. Great views from garden.

1  Thank IMH1960
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a one-of-a-kind. You must visit. Although I was a little put off by an $11 entry fee per person to walk through a forest, I was not regretting it by the time we left. The trails and wooden walkways are well kept. We...More

1  Thank Lostmanygolfballs
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Pam S
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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
10 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