Milner Gardens & Woodland

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Hours & Admissions

Camellia Tea Room

Located in the drawing room of the historic Milner House.

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Welcome to Milner Gardens & Woodland

A seaside garden in Qualicum Beach on the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC - 28 hectares of unspoiled natural beauty perched on the edge of an oceanside bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia and one of best attractions in Parksville Qualicum Beach.

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Milner Gardens and Forest

The Gardens & Forest

Unique Coastal Forest Estate

The 70 acre estate along the sheltered eastern shore is home to old growth Douglas firs and tall cedar trees in one of the few remaining Douglas-fir Biogeoclimatic zone forests of Vancouver Island. Take a woodland stroll to the Gardens to see the extensive collection of rare rhododendrons, visit a small orchard, berry and vegetable gardens.

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Milner Gardens History

History

The House, Camellia Tea Room, & Milner Library

Fashioned after a Ceylonese tea plantation home, the 6,500 square foot Milner House was built in 1931. Enjoy freshly baked scones, served with preserves made from the fruits and berries grown at the estate in the Camellia Tea Room, or pull up a chair and read for a while in the library.

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Learning

There are opportunities for people of all ages to learn at Milner Gardens!

From the Shoots with Roots children's program to Elder College and Community courses, there is something for everyone.

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“One of the ten best public gardens in Canada!”
— Canadian Geographic Travel Magazine



“One of the Amazing Places in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region.”
— Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region – ‘Amazing Places’

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