Events & Activities
Daily Tea Service
1:00-4:00 Every Day we're open
Afternoon Tea is served with assorted baked goods and freshly baked scones, served with jam (made with fruit from the garden) and Devonshire cream. The Camellia Tea Room is located in the drawing room of the historic Milner House. No reservations are required, except for high tea or large groups.
Please note: Garden Admission is required to access the Camellia Tea Room.
For tea offerings and prices please click here.
Come and enjoy an afternoon of food, fun and intrigue, with your group of friends by participating in one of our Murder Mystery Teas. All it takes is a group of eight people who are willing to take on an easy role as one of the characters and as many others who would like to attend. A luncheon of fancy sandwiches, scones with Devon Cream and other goodies, is served on three tiered platters along with tea in bone china cups. Of course, there will be a prize offered for some lucky person.
For more information, please contact Carol Hansen at 250 752 8573 ext 224 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once every month our Tea Room puts on a special themed luncheon for our members, volunteers, and their guests. As these book up quickly, be sure to reserve early. More information on becoming a member.
For more information on the luncheons or to make a reservation, please contact Carol Hansen at 250 752 8573 ext 224 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 20th 12:30
Thursday, December 5th 12:30
Thursday, December 12th 12:30
Milner Gardens & Woodland has created an effective hands-on education program for the younger members (Shoots) of its community (Roots). In the Shoots with Roots program young shoots and older roots explore the old-growth woodland to learn about safety, flora, fauna and lore.They prepare, tend and harvest the Children’s Food Garden, and revel in the beauty, diversity and social history of the Artist's Garden.
Dec 6-8, 13-15, 18-22
The gates open from 5:00 to 8:30 each night (recommed entry by 8:00)
Milner Christmas Magic, a family festival of light and music in the magical Milner Gardens & Woodland
Come stroll through tens of thousands of lights, enjoy local musicians and story tellers, stop by Santa’s shop for a visit, pop into the Teddy Bear cottage and try to count all of the old Bears, and enjoy tea or hot chocolate in the tea room.
There are shuttle carts available for those with mobility challenges.
Milner Christmas Magic is a fun event for all ages. It is also a fundraiser to help support programming and enhancements at Milner Gardens & Woodland. Volunteers contribute over 1,000 hours to help put on this event. There is no set admission charge, however, may we suggest the following donation:
Adult $5.00 / Children $2.50 / Families $12.00
While you are wandering through the lights, make sure you visit the
Ursus Den: Visit Santa-photos with Santa are welcome
Teddy Bear Cottage: come and count the Teddy Bears, and bid on the silent auction
The Milner House:
-The Queen’s Room: hear a story read by the Vancouver Island Regional Library volunteers
-The Dining Room: listen to live music by local musicians from 6:00-8:00
-Camellia Tearoom: stop by for a pot of tea and plate of scones
-The Magnolia room: enjoy browsing through the Christmas gift shop
-The refreshment stand, just outside the house, under the tents: enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, spiced tea, cookies or a hot dog
The Pool House Gift shop: filled with garden gifts and souvenirs
Musicians this year are:
Friday, Dec 6th Every Voices
Saturday, Dec 7th Bluegrass Sounds
Sunday, Dec 8th Cantando Chamber Singers
Friday, Dec 13th Serendipity Jazz
Saturday, Dec 14th Graffiti Quartet
Sunday, Dec 15th Heart’s Ease
Wed. Dec 18th Trio Chocolat
Thursday, Dec 19th Fouray Barbershop Quartet
Friday, Dec 20th Carol Fetherston & Brigitte Stefani with Margaret Nelson
Saturday, Dec 21st Patt Scrivener – harpist.
Sunday, Dec 22nd Sarah Fay, Kathlene & Bernadette McShane