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Events & Activities


Community Courses

Guided Tours

Tea Service

Murder Mystery Teas

Members’ Monthly Luncheon

Children and Youth Programs.



Fall Plant Sale



Mad Hatter’s Tea

Fall Openings



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

Tea Servicetearoom

Daily during our open season:

Shoulder season 1:00-4:00

Summer season 12:00-4:00

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.

Tea offerings and prices.



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


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

The luncheon dates for this year are:

Fridays Jul 22, Aug 19, and Sep 16 starting at 11:45

Fall Plant Sale

September 24 & 25

Mad Hatter’s Tea

Sat Oct 1 (Reservation Required*)

Special Full Afternoon High Tea Luncheon at 1:00pm,
$23 per person, plus garden admission.

~ Games open 12:30pm ~ Advance booking required* Games & Costume Prizes
for reserved guests: you must be present to win!


Adults $8.25,
Students $4.25;

Members, current VIU students with card and children 12 and under accompanied.

*For reservations: 250-752-8573 ext 224 or
You will be contacted to confirm your reservation

Fall Openings

Sunday Oct 16, 23, & 30




Milner Christmas MagicMilner Christmas Magic

December 2-4, 9-11, 16-21

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


Suggested Entry donation:

Adult $5.00

Children $2.50

Family (two adults & up to three children/youths <19yrs) $12.00