Vancouver Island gardens

Qualicum Fall Events – 6th Annual Mad Hatter Tea at Milner Gardens

Are you a fan of the stories Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass? This event was tailor-made for fans like you! Milner Gardens is proud to present their 6th annual Mad Hatter Tea, an afternoon filled with delightful activities in honour of the timeless stories written by Lewis Carroll. Come dressed in your best Alice in Wonderland costume to the special full Afternoon High Tea Lunche...

Qualicum Events – Milner Gardens & Woodland Fall Plant Sale

Love Milner Gardens and want to take a piece of it home with you? This is your chance! Their annual Fall Plant Sale features a wide variety of flowers and plants at a great discount. If you want to pick from the best of this selection, come early! If you’re a member, you will need your membership card in order to enter this early access sale. Master Gardeners will be on hand and present to offer a...

Victoria Events – Mother’s Day Paint-in & Craft Fair 2017

Looking for a more artsy, creative way to spend time with your favourite mom on Mother’s Day? Do you both love castles and live in the Victoria area? Then mom is going to love coming to this event! Returning for its 22nd year is the Mother’s Day Paint-in and Craft Fair, hosted specially at Royal Roads University (a.k.a. Hatley Castle and Park). You and mom are sure to have a fabulous time! There w...

Qualicum Events – Rhododendron Bloom at Milner Gardens

Milner Gardens’s rhododendrons are the most significant of their flowers. If you’re new to gardening or just don’t know when the best time to see them is, we’re here to tell you that time is now! Enjoy your time spent near this beautiful floral gathering through Milner’s Woodland Garden as the rhododendrons come out in their prime. The rhodos will still be in bloom come Mother’s Day, which is Miln...

Qualicum Events – Milner Gardens Bunny Trail 2017

Looking to celebrate Easter with your children and grandchildren? Then you will all enjoy this special event held at Milner Gardens in Qualicum. This Easter weekend the annual Bunny Trail returns to these beautiful gardens. Children can pick up specially made maps containing clues to spotting the bunnies at the Welcome & Interpretive Centre. Once they’ve gone through the trail, they can return the...

Victoria Events – Tropic Mayhem at Butchart Gardens

What better way to spend the summer than by having fun in the sun and listening to the cool surfing sounds of Tropic Mayhem – Vancouver Island’s favorite beach band from the Cowichan Valley? Head on to the Concert Lawn stage on the last Saturday of August and groove to the performance of Andrew McCormack, Rod Gray, and Allan Cameron while sitting on one of the benches in the area. This open-air co...

The Bunny Trail at Milner Gardens is becoming an Easter Tradition for Island Families

Rooted in royal history and expertly preserved, Milner Gardens and Woodlands puts the bloom on their season with the 9th Annual Bunny Trail running April 3rd – 6th, 10am – 5pm daily. There is something magical to be found in this 28 hectares perched on an oceanside bluff overlooking the Strait of Georgia.

Vancouver Island’s Ronning Gardens in Port Hardy are a Labour of Love

If you are planning a trip to Vancouver Island this year, there is one destination you must be sure to visit. Ronning Gardens can be found in a remote spot on the northwest tip of Vancouver Island and is a spectacular destination that should not be missed. Established by Norwegian settler Bernt Ronning in the early 1900s, these Vancouver Island gardens span roughly 5 acres and are home to a wide r...

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