Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University, Qualicum Beach

Tour one of Canada's 10 best public gardens when you stroll through Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University. The garden is adjacent to the ocean and covers 28 hectares (70 acres), in fact, it is encapsulated by old-growth forest on three sides. Visitors can take in the site and smell of the flowers before heading to the 20th-century Milner House for a rejuvenating cup of tea. Work out when and for how long to visit Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University and other Qualicum Beach attractions using our handy Qualicum Beach travel planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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 visi...  more »
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  • Amazing Gardens and Old Growth Woodlands. 70 acres of Land with an impressive variety of native plant and animal life. A separate area is fenced in, and contains a beautiful variety of gardens,( flower, tree, shrubs, a water garden) Garden Shop, Teahouse (also serving Soup, Sandwiches, Scones and other delights) The Land was donated to the Vancouver Island University and is used for the study of native Flora and Fauna. Many areas recommended for artists and photographers. Shuttle service available from main gate to the Teahouse. Groups can be accommodated, call to make arrangements.
  • Milner Gardens is a lovely mix of woodland and garden. The tearoom is a perfect blend of tasty treats and cozy atmosphere with it's mix-matched bone china.
  • Very enjoyable afternoon - yummy and scenic!! Plan a visit.
  • All the ingredients of a leisurely afternoon are here. An interpretive trail to a manicured garden followed by tea with a pastry with a view of the sea
  • Well maintained natural and planted gardens. Lovely views. Loved the soup and scone. Very pleasant, friendly and helpful staff.

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