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Milner Gardens 2020 Christmas Magic

By Scott McDonald |

Milner Gardens 2019 Christmas Magic

December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm December 6, 2020 @ 8:30 pm PST

Milner Gardens 2019 Christmas Magic

Milner Christmas 2020: wander the lighted trails at the Milner Gardens and Woodland every night from 5:00 to 8:30 PM.

Milner Christmas 2020 Magic

5:00pm – 8:30 pm – last entry at 8:00 pm – over three (3) weekends ONLY

Friday, December 4 —  Sunday, December 6, 2020

Friday, December 11 — Sunday, December 13, 2020

Friday, December 18 — Wednesday, December 22, 2020

An outdoor Christmas light show for the whole family to enjoy. Over half a kilometer of lit and decorated trails with Santa, live Christmas music, Teddy Bear Cottage, Story Telling in the Magnolia Room, Camellia Tea Room, outdoor Refreshment Stand, and two Gift Shops available.

Milner Christmas 2020 is a fundraising event in support of Milner Gardens & Woodland with a special event admission by suggested donation of:

$5 Adult, $2.50 Child, $12 Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children/Youth under 19 years.)

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milnergardens.org

2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1 Canada
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(250) 752-6153
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Milner Gardening Advice Line 2019

By Scott McDonald |

Gardening Advice Line

Access the Milner Gardens & Woodland Gardening Advice Line free service to the community open weekly on Tuesday afternoons 1:00 – 3:00 pm through the growing 2019 season from March 19 to September!

Master Gardener Volunteers will be available to answer your gardening questions. Contact the Gardening Advice Line: By phone: 250-752-0312 – Call Tuesdays starting March 19 between 1-3:00 pm to talk live with the Master Gardeners. By voice message any time: 250-752-0312 – Record a message with your name, telephone number & question for a callback the following Tuesday afternoon. By mail: GardeningAdvice.MilnerGardens@shaw.ca – Send your question with attached photos & the Master Gardeners will reply on the next Tuesday afternoon.

Sample drop-off instructions: – Download & complete the Sample form: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/documents/GardeningAdvicebackgroundinfosheetforsamples.pdf – Place the sample for plant ID, pest or leaf, etc. in a secure zipper, plastic bag, i.e., Ziploc, Glad, etc.

– Place the sample for plant ID, pest or leaf, etc. in a secure zipper, plastic bag, i.e., Ziploc, Glad, etc. – Drop off the sample bag with the Sample form at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre during open days & hours.

Directions: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/directions.asp Open Days/Hours: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/admissions.asp

Also, see our Plant Picks page for detailed write ups of plants at Milner Gardens & Woodland written by Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association Volunteers: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/Plantpicks.asp

Milner Gardens & Woodland in partnership with the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association offers the Gardening Advice Line. #VIUMilnerGardens Please note: Advice is given without charge and although it is believed to be correct, it is given on the basis that there is no liability on the part of the Master Gardeners, VIU, Milner Gardens & Woodland, or the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association.

Fairy Houses at Milner Gardens

By Scott McDonald |

Fairy Houses 2019 for Garden Days BC

Explore the Fairy Houses at Milner Gardens this June 20-23 for Garden Days BC!

Celebrate International Fairy Day, explore the Fairy Houses at Milner Gardens and Woodland – a fun family annual event! Every year Fairy Houses magically appear in the Gardens in honour of Veronica Milner’s belief in Fairies.

Fairy Tea will be served in the Queen’s Room & Milner House patio.  No reservations required.… stay tuned for Fairy Tea time & details

Camellia Tea Room* open 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm for the regular, drop-in menu including: Tea, seasonal soup selection with a cheese & herb scone, mini scone & sweet plate, two scones & Devon cream with Milner Gardens’ jam along with delicious desserts.

Full Afternoon High Tea service & reservations are not available in the Camellia Tea Room when the Fairies are frolicking in the Garden!Current Milner Gardens Member or VIU Student card, Milner Gardens Guest Pass, or Admission to the Gardens is payable to access the Tea Room.

Gardens admission: $12 Adult, $7 Youth (13-18 yrs)

Free entry to:

  • Children 12 yrs & under accompanied by an adult,
  • Milner Gardens Members*
  • Current VIU Students*
  • Milner Gardens Members & VIU Students please show your card to the Volunteers at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre
  • Memberships allow unlimited entry to the Gardens on open days. Become a Milner Gardens Member.
  • Directions: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/directions.asp
  • Certified guide dogs only allowed in the Gardens.
  • Shuttle cart services prioritized for the mobility challenged.
  • Questions: Please ask any of our amazing Volunteers!
  • General Information: 250-752-6153 during open hours
  • Administration or Tours & Reservations: milnergardens@shaw.ca or 250-752-8573 ext 221. Share this event with your Facebook Family & Friends!

Still have questions about the upcoming Fairy Houses event? Check out Tips to enjoy Fairy Houses!

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Easter Bunny Trail

By Scott McDonald |

Easter Bunny Trail - Milner Gardens and Woodland

April 19 @ 10:00 am April 25 @ 5:00 pm PDT

Celebrate Easter in the Gardens at the annual Bunny Trail!

Pick up a map at Milner Gardens Welcome & Interpretive Centre with clues for the children to spot the bunnies. Return the completed map to the Pool House Gift Shop for an Easter treat!

Welcome & Interpretive Centre with clues for the children to spot the bunnies. Return the completed map to the Pool House Gift Shop for an Easter treat!

Good Friday April 19 through Easter Monday April 22, 2019. Gardens open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm)

Camellia Tea Room* special opening hours for this event are
12:00 noon – 4:00 pm for drop-in seating offering their regular
menu including:

Tea/coffee, seasonal soup selection with a scone, mini scone & sweet plate, two scones & Devon cream with Milner Gardens’ jam along with delicious desserts.


* Sorry, Full Afternoon High Tea service & reservations are not available in the Camellia Tea Room when the bunnies are in the Gardens!

Current Milner Gardens Membership or VIU Student card, Milner Gardens Guest Pass, Elder College Guest Pass or Admission to the Gardens is payable to access the Tea Room.

Garden admission: $9 Adult, $5 Youth (13-18 yrs)
Free entry to:

  • Children 12 yrs & under accompanied by an adult,
  • Milner Gardens Members*
  • Current VIU Students*
  • Milner Gardens Members & VIU Students please show your card to the Volunteers at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre.

A Milner Gardens Membership allows unlimited entry to the Gardens & Tea Room on open days. Become a Milner Gardens Member.

Directions

Certified guide & service dogs only allowed in the Gardens.
Open Shuttle Cart services prioritized for those with mobility needs.

milnergardens.org

2179 W Island Hwy
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1 Canada
+ Google Map
(250) 752-6153
milnergardens.org

Milner Gardens Spring Sundays

By Scott McDonald |

Spring Sundays 2019 at Milner Gardens and Woodland

Enjoy the early Spring bulbs at Spring Sundays at Milner Gardens & Woodland!

Spring Sundays – 8 dates in February and March – every Sunday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm with last entry at 3:00 pm.

Sunday February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019
Sunday March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2019

Camellia Tea Room* open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm for the regular, drop-in menu including: Tea, coffee, seasonal soup selection with a cheese & herb scone, mini scone & sweet plate, two scones & Devon cream with Milner Gardens’ jam along with delicious desserts.

Full Afternoon High Tea service reservations are not available in the Camellia Tea Room – stay tuned for dates & details.

Please note: Current Milner Gardens Member or VIU Student card, Milner Gardens Guest Pass, or Admission to the Gardens is payable to access the Tea Room.

Winter season admission: $6 Adult, $4 Youth (13-18 yrs)
Free entry to:

– Children 12 yrs & under accompanied by an adult,
– Milner Gardens Members* and Guest Passes
– Current VIU Students*
– VIU Elder College Pass
* Milner Gardens Members & VIU Students please show your card to the Volunteers at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre.

Memberships allow unlimited entry to the Gardens on open days. Become a Milner Gardens Member: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/membership.asp

Directions: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/directions.asp
Certified guide dogs only allowed in the Gardens.
Shuttle cart services prioritized for the mobility challenged.

Become a Milner Gardens Volunteer: https://www2.viu.ca/milnergardens/get-involved.asp

Milner Gardens & Woodland – Vancouver Island University
2179 Island Hwy West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1
www.viu.ca/MilnerGardens

General Information: 250-752-6153 during open hours
Administration or Tours & Reservations: milnergardens@shaw.ca or 250-752-8573 ext 221

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Milner Gardens – Rhododendron Species Garden

By Scott McDonald | Garden News

Stroll the rhododendron woodland garden.

Stroll the woodland garden.

Stroll the woodland garden.

In June 2015, the Milner Gardens and Woodland Society, VIU, and the five Vancouver Island Chapters of the American Rhododendron Society signed an MOU with the goal of building a Rhododendron Species Garden at Milner Gardens.

The woodland garden already features an extensive collection of rhododendrons, many from the nursery of Ted and Mary Greig, noted rhododendron hybridizers who were jointly awarded the American Rhododendron Society Gold Medal in 1965.

The breadth of the collection is astounding. Clouds of orange, purple augustinii hybrids, red May Day, and shilsonii, form wave after wave of color, decorating an array of branch and leaf patterns. Petals spill on the ground to form an exotic carpet. Giant Himalayan are massed for high impact. Camellias cluster near the house, in pink, rose, and white. A Chinese dogwood (Corpus kousavar. chinensis) provides a spectacular show.

The garden includes specimens of stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia), a dove tree (Davidia involucrata), cultivars of beech (Fagus sylvatica), birch (Betula pendula), golden chain tree (Laburnum x watereri `Vossii), Katsura (Cercidiphyllum japonicum), dawn redwood (Metaseguoia glyptostroboides), and Spanish chestnut (Castanea saliva).

You might also be interested in The Inside Guide to Southern Vancouver Island’s Secret Gardens.