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Events & Activities

Ongoing:

Guided Tours

Daily Tea Service

Murder Mystery Teas

Members’ Monthly Luncheon

Children and Youth Programs.

Music by the Bay

 

April:

Rhododendron Bloom

Shred It!

Spring Plant Sale

 

June:

Canada’s Garden Day

Fairy House Surprise

 

August:

Art & Photography in the Garden

 

September:

Fall Plant Sale

 

December:

Milner Christmas Magic

 

 

Guided Tours

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

Daily Tea Servicetearoom

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.

 

 

Murder Mystery Teas

By request

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 carol.milnergardens@shaw.ca

 

Members’ Monthly Luncheon

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 carol.milnergardens@shaw.ca.

upcoming dates:

Friday, January 24th , 12:30 (Scottish theme)

Friday, February 21st, 12:30

Friday, March 21st, 12:30 ( Irish theme)

Friday, April 18th, 11:45

Shoots with Roots, Children and Youth Programs

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.

Shoots with Roots Spring Break Day Camp

March 24-28 9:00-3:00

Each day will include learning activities on a nature/gardening topic, time in the children’s food garden, lots of exploring and outdoor play time, as well as games and art projects

Current education program offerings

 

 

Rhododendron Bloom

April 24 – May 11th

If you’ve wondered when is the best time to see the Rhododendrons at Milner Gardens, this is it!

Shred It!

April 26th 10:00-1:00

Have your personal documents destroyed in front of you. What a wonderful way to recycle your sensitive paperwork AND support Milner Gardens & Woodland with your donation at the same time!

Spring Plant Sale

Member's Only: Friday April 25th 5:00-6:30

General Public: April 26th & 27th 10:00-4:00

Add a piece of this Heritage Garden to your own garden. A large selection of propagated material will be offered for sale, all proceeds go towards supporting the Gardens.

Admission dropped to winter rates for this weekend!

 

Music by the Bay

A series of evening concerts at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station.

Presented by the Field Station and Milner Gardens.

2014 Dates and musicians TBA

Canada’s Garden Day

June 13th

Details coming soon!

Fairy House Surprise

June 20-22nd

Each year at this time we find dozens of fairy houses showing up throughout the garden! Come search the garden to find as many of these magical creations as you can before they disappear again for another year.

 

Art & Photography in the Garden

August 9th & 10th

Meet, mingle and be inspired by local artists at work. Artists will be painting, sketching, carving and photographing the beauty of this Artist’s Garden.

Artists interested in participating, please see the FAQs here

 

Fall Plant Sale

September 27th & 28th

Add a piece of this Heritage Garden to your own garden. A large selection of propagated material will be offered for sale, all proceeds go towards supporting the Gardens.

Admission dropped to winter rates starting this weekend!

 

Milner Christmas Magic

First three weekends in December

A family oriented festival of lights and music in the Garden.