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Milner Gardens

Milner Gardens

Milner Gardens & Woodland is a seaside garden in Qualicum Beach on the east coast of Vancouver Island, BC and one of best attractions in Qualicum Beach/Parksville. This setting is like no other. Visited by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana, the 60 acres of woodland, ten acres of garden surrounding a heritage house was the dream of one woman, Veronica Milner. Veronica gathered plants from the temperate zones of the world, including a significant collection of Rhododendrons. It was her vision that created this incredible combination of garden and old growth forest.

"One of the Ten Best Public Gardens in Canada" - Canadian Geographic Travel

"One of the Seven Wonders of Oceanside" - Oceanside Tourism Association

Vancouver Island University

In 1996, Vancouver Island University (formerly Malaspina University-College) was gifted 42 acres, followed by a further gift of 28 acres in 1999. Milner Gardens & Woodland is supported by the Milner Gardens & Woodland Society and Vancouver Island University.

Come and Stay Awhile

Come and visit this special place. Walk the gardens and interpretive woodland trails, breathe the fresh ocean air, find a quiet resting spot and stay a while.

Tea is Served

Afternoon tea service is held in historic Milner House from 1 to 4 pm, or you can visit the gift shop, have some refreshments or buy a special plant from the nursery.

Special Occasions

Choose Milner Gardens & Woodland for that special wedding, gathering or meeting.

Milner Gardens
2179 West Island Highway
Qualicum Beach, B.C., V9K 1G1
Phone: 250.752.8573
Website: www.viu.ca/MilnerGardens

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