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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.)

Please click here for directions.

Here are tips and suggestions for enjoying Milner Christmas Magic:



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Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1 Canada
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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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