VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Special Events

June

Fairy Houses

Milner Fairy Houses 2024

You may find Fairy Houses have appeared throughout the gardens in honour of Veronica Milner's belief in Fairies....Once a year during the summer solstice the Milner Fairy Houses become visible to the human eye. Come explore the gardens and witness the whimsical phenomenon for yourself!
Dates: June 20th - 23rd, 2024
Admission: 11:00am - 4:30pm with viewing until 5:00pm
Cost: $14/Adult, $8/Youth, Children and current VIU students are FREE
The Camellia Tea Room will be open from 12:00pm - 3:00pm, June 20th - 23rd. 
Only certified service dogs are permitted on the grounds.
The Gardens and Camellia Tea Room are accessible. 

Yoga & Mindfulness at Milner

Yoga at Milner 2024

Let Jill Sawchuk guide you to total relaxation through gentle mindfulness and meditation practices all in a space of total tranquility. These two-hour soulful summer sessions are designed to bring you into your mind, body, and breath through forest bathing, breathwork, meditation, and yoga. Not only will you find inner peace during your session, but you will leave having learned invaluable tools that you can use in your everyday life.

This program is suitable for all ages and abilities, as Jill can tailor each class to fit your needs.

Milner Members receive $15.00 off the regular ticket price.

Contact Jill directly through phone or email to register for your session today!

250-951-5455 or sawchukjill@hotmail.com

Wedding Season

Please note, when visiting the Gardens on a Saturday (and occasionally Friday or Sunday) from May - September, you will likely come across a wedding on the Grand Lawn. Admission to the Queen's Room, Library and Magnolia Room may be closed. Please be respectful of their special day and enjoy your visit. 

July

Wedding Season

Please note, when visiting the Gardens on a Saturday (and occasionally Friday or Sunday) from May - September, you will likely come across a wedding on the Grand Lawn. Admission to the Queen's Room, Library and Magnolia Room may be closed. Please be respectful of their special day and enjoy your visit. 

August

Wedding Season

Please note, when visiting the Gardens on a Saturday (and occasionally Friday or Sunday) from May - September, you will likely come across a wedding on the Grand Lawn. Admission to the Queen's Room, Library and Magnolia Room may be closed. Please be respectful of their special day and enjoy your visit. 

September

Fall Plant Sale

Our Spring and Fall Plant Sales offers great discounts on heritage plants straight from the Milner Heritage Collection. 
Dates: Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd, 2024
Milner Member Early Access: Saturday, September 21st from 10:00am - 11:00am
Regular Admission: 11:00am - 4:30pm with viewing until 5:00pm
Cost: $7/Adult, $5/Youth, Children (12 and under) and current VIU students are FREE
Official Poster Coming Soon.

Wedding Season

Please note, when visiting the Gardens on a Saturday (and occasionally Friday or Sunday) from May - September, you will likely come across a wedding on the Grand Lawn. Admission to the Queen's Room, Library and Magnolia Room may be closed. Please be respectful of their special day and enjoy your visit. 

October

Scarecrow Spectacular 

A family-friendly, daytime celebration of Fall in the Gardens. Come vote on your favourite locally made scarecrow creation!
Dates: October 25th - 27th, 2024
Admission: 11:00am - 3:00pm with viewing until 3:30pm 
Cost: $7/Adults, $5/Youth, Children and current VIU students are FREE
Official Poster Coming Soon. 

December

Milner Christmas Magic

More information coming soon.