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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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Romantic stroll in the garden

Loved this beautiful park with my husband. Take a stroll around the gardens and stop and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Qualicum Beach, Canada
A beautiful historic house and garden on the waterfront

The grounds and garden are the main event, very beautiful forested property with an extensive and... read more

Reviewed 8 October 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” (42 reviews)
“tea house” (16 reviews)
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 12 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.

Thank RicaR222
Reviewed 8 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

Thank MacEnCheez
Reviewed 21 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

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 13 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.

2  Thank Jane G
Reviewed 29 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!

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.

Thank IMH1960
Reviewed 13 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

Thank Lostmanygolfballs
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Was taken here for a light lunch, consisting of a wonderful cream of tomato and basil soup with a large scone. For a treat, I had a large piece of mocha cake with delicious icing. WOW....a lovely lunch in a beautiful setting!

Thank Gent47
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Walk through a beautiful forest to the gift shop & then to the tea house( formerly the home of Ray & Veronica Milner).Throw caution to the winds & try some of the scrumptious desserts with your tea. Christmas is another wonderful experience in this magical...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Happened upon this last minute, as my wife had read about it online. Worth a visit, and the $11 (adult) admission. Very cool history here, and interesting to read that the royals had visited (incl Princess Diana) back in the 80's. There is a tea...More

Thank pudman43
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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
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