VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Tea & Shops

Camellia Tea Room

Milner Gardens & Woodland is now closed to the public for the winter season.  

Stay tuned,... we will update our hours and events as the dates are confirmed for our upcoming 2022 season.   

Afternoon Tea is served with assorted baked goods and freshly baked scones served with Milner Gardens jam every afternoon when the Gardens are open on Thursday - Sunday from 11:00am - 4:00pm.  Please scroll down for the menus.

The Camellia Tea Room is located in the drawing room of the historic Milner House, and is again offering limited drop-in seating when tables are available.  Reservations are not required nor available at this time.

Please note:  As we reopen for in-person dining, our seating capacity is greatly reduced and we cannot promise everyone a table in the Tea Room.  We sincerely appreciate your patience! 

Please continue to enjoy our Tea Room takeout service at one of the tables in the Gardens or at home following your visit.

Full afternoon High Tea service is not available at this time.

Tea Room Takeout Menu:

(prices include GST)

2 Cream Scones, Devon Cream, Milner Jam & Beverage 12.75

Homemade Daily Dessert 8.35

Cup of Seasonal Homemade Soup & Herb Scone 6.85

6 Milner Cream Scones, 1 jar of Milner Jam & 6oz Devon Cream 28.95

Seasonal Homemade Soup 1 litre & 2 Herb Scones 19.90

Beverage Only 2.75

Camellia Tea Room In-Person Dining Menu:

(prices are plus GST)

One Individual Lunch (Bowl of Seasonal Homemade Soup, Herb Scone & Beverage) 13.10 + tax

Scones & Devon Cream (2 Cream Scones, Devon Cream, Milner Jam & Beverage) 12.15 + tax

Dessert & Beverage (Homemade Daily Dessert & Beverage) 9.05 + tax

Beverage 3.25 + tax

Substitute to Gluten Free Scones * : add 1.05/scone

* Gluten Free Scones require 48-hour advance reservations by email at:


A Milner Gardens membership or admission to the Gardens 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.