VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Tea & Shops

Camellia Tea Room

Afternoon Tea is served with assorted baked goods and freshly baked scones, served with jam (made with fruit from the garden) every afternoon when the Gardens are open.

The Camellia Tea Room is located in the drawing room of the historic Milner House.

Tea Room Service is offered as take-out only 11:00am - 4:00pm Thursday to Sunday at this time  

The Camellia Tea Room Take Out Menu:

(prices include GST)

Tea or Coffee: 2.75

Daily Dessert: 8.35

Two Fresh Baked Scones with Devon Cream & Milner Jam (includes beverage): 12.75

Cup of Seasonal Homemade Soup with a Cheese & Herb Scone: 6.85

Container of Seasonal Homemade Soup (1L) with 2 Cheese & Herb Scones: 19.90

Six Milner Cream Scones, 1 Pint Jam & 6oz. Devon Cream: 28.95

Substitute to Gluten Free Scones * : add 1.05/scone

* Gluten Free Scones require 48-hour advance reservations (please contact Tea.MilnerGardens@viu.ca &/or 250.752.8573 ext 224 to reserve)

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The Camellia Tea Room is take-out only until further notice due to COVID-19.

 Afternoon High Tea is not available at this time.

Garden Admission is required to access the Camellia Tea Room

The Camellia Tea Room is a scent-free zone.  Thank you for visiting fragrance-free.

Plant Sales 

The Plant Sales area is open every day the garden is open.

Take home a piece of history by purchasing a plant propagated from the unique living collection at Milner Gardens & Woodland. The Plant Sales area offers a great selection of perennials, trees and shrubs, and native plants.

Plants have been propagated by a dedicated group of volunteers and all proceeds raised help support the operation of the garden. Members receive 10% discount on all plant purchases.

Be sure to check out the special events section and take note of our next spring or fall plant sale fundraiser. It is a great opportunity to pick up some fabulous plants at terrific prices and support this beautiful island gem - Milner Gardens & Woodland.

The Pool House Gift Shop

The Pool House Gift Shop is open each day during the season. You may browse through our good selection of garden-related ornaments, books, cards, stationery and souvenirs.