VIU Milner Gardens and Woodland

Special Events

Fall Thursday - Sunday Openings

September 8 - October 2:  Thursday - Sunday

11:00am - 4:30pm with viewing until 5:00pm

Adult admission $9 or entry with current membership.

See Tea & Shops for Camellia Tea Room, Pool House Gift Shop and Plant Sales information.

Milner Gardens Fall Plant Sale 2022

Fall Plant Sale

September 17 - 18:  Saturday & Sunday

11:00am - 4:00 pm

Our Annual Fall Plant Sale offers great discounts on heritage plants from the Milner Gardens collection!

Fall is a perfect time to plant for a beautiful garden in spring: As air temperatures drop, the soil is still quite warm - a perfect combination for good root development.
Special Fall Plant Sale winter admission: $6.00 adult & $4 youth.
Milner Gardens & Woodland, 2179 Island Hwy West, Qualicum Beach BC
Master Gardeners (VIMGA) & Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society (MARS) will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.
Shuttle Cart service available to transport your purchases.
Cardboard boxes are available,... or bring your own boxes to fill with Milner Gardens' plants propagated by our volunteers!
Bring your membership card to the Milner Gardens Members Early Access Plant Sale is on Friday September 16, 2022 from 5pm – 6:30pm. Memberships may be purchased and renewed at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre (WIC) at this event.
Photo of Hydrangea macrophylla (Hortensia) - Hydrangea Pink/Blue.

October Friday & Saturday Openings

October 7 - October 29:   Friday & Saturday

11:00am - 3:00pm with viewing until 3:30pm

Adult admission $6 or entry with current membership.

Please note:  Milner Gardens is closed to the public in November as we prepare for Milner Christmas Magic.


Closed to the public in preparation for Milner Christmas Magic.


Milner Christmas Magic

December 2 - 4, 9 - 11 & 16 - 21

Evenings 5:00pm - 8:00pm with viewing until 8:30pm

Stay tuned for details.


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Ongoing Events & Activities:

Guided Tours - Cancelled until further notice

Guided tours are available to groups of 10 or more with prior arrangements.
To arrange a guide, please contact the main office at

Tea Service -

See Tea & Shops for Camellia Tea Room information.


Hours & Admission