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Milner Gardens and Woodland

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Canada - British Columbia - Qualicum Beach

Institution Code: MILN

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

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Grand Lawn, Milner Gardens & Woodland

About the Milner Gardens and Woodland

Milner Gardens & Woodland Society (Not-for-Profit)

Vancouver Island University

Main Address:
Milner Gardens and Woodland
2179 West Island Highway
Qualicum Beach
British Columbia V9K 1G1 Canada

Telephone: (250) 752-6153
Fax: (250) 752-3826
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Geoff Ball, Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Kim Hammond, Nursery Grower/Grounds Keeper
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Kristi Bellis
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 1

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1950
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 17 Hectares
    Latitude: 49.35283
    Longitude: -124.41284
    Annual Rainfall: 1293 mm
    Altitude: 50.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 10
    Number of Volunteers: 250

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Greig Rhododendron Collection

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes