Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University, Qualicum Beach

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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. Using our international travel planner, Qualicum Beach attractions like Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 gr...  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.