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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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Wonderful Forrest and gardens

Lose yourself in a childlike way while enjoying the magic of the gardens. Plan on having some... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Qualicum Beach, Canada
special party for a birthdat

most wonderful time during a major wind/rain storm - they were wonderful and we all were in awe of... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
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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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“scones” (38 reviews)
“tea house” (17 reviews)
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2179 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 1G1, Canada
+1 250-752-6153
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

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 25 June 2017

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 14 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 10 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
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Walking through the woodland is magical, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Tall evergreens... some dripping with green moss, ferns, shrubs and bushes and wildflowers. The trail is part natural ground and other places, a boardwalk. Then you come upon the gardens and the...More

Thank OlympicVancouver
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Gardens are beautiful! I am going to get a family membership! The views of the ocean from the back yard of the house are stunning! It's a magical place! A must see if you are traveling through Qualicum Beach, BC

Thank Barb V
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Peace ,Tranquility,Spectacular , must visit if you on the Island ,,is about 70 acres unspoiled natural beauty ,Spectacular ,stroll along the pathway ,and smell the fresh clean ocean air , and surrounding of douglas fir along with Trilliums ,Cydamen ,Rhoddendron , etc ,just like Oasis...More

1  Thank TONY L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This location provides a great walk through woodland to an old family home with interesting history, beautiful gardens, a terrific view and now used as a restaurant. The restaurant is run by volunteers and provides excellent food but limited menu. Afternoon tea is their specialty...More

Thank thealexpopes
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was my first visit to this lovely woodland garden. I believe it is associated with Malaspina University. I don't know the volunteer situation but last Wednesday there were an abundance on hand. What I missed was mass plantings of Ostrich Ferns or more interesting...More

Thank dogwoodtravel
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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