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One of the most beautiful and vibrant spaces in Qualicum Beach is undoubtedly Milner Gardens, 4 hectares (10 acres) of spectacular woodland gardens lined with rhododendron, cyclamen, and trilliums.

It’s a site beautiful enough to be visited by nearly every member of the Royal Family, from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. The dream of Veronica Milner has grown into a setting like no other, 60 acres of old growth forest with 10 acres of garden surrounding a heritage home overlooking the Salish Sea.

The gates to Milner Gardens are not always open, but their fall openings are coming soon once again on October 16, 23, and 30. There will also be Christmas shows on December 2-4, 9-11, and 14-18 – a festival of lights for the family with music in the garden.

When next you visit the region, make an effort to stop by and visit Milner Gardens, just 20 minutes away from Ocean Trails. Veronica’s vision lives on, and it’s breathtaking!