Milner Gardens and Woodland

Gardening Advice


Milner Gardens & Woodland in partnership with the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association is happy to offer a free Gardening Advice Service to our community.

Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand on Tuesday afternoons from 1 - 3 pm weekly through the growing season to answer your questions.

There are several ways you can reach them:

  • Phone in direct on Tuesdays between 1 -3 pm to talk to the Master Gardeners live. Phone number: 250-752-0312
  • Leave a message with your question for the Master Gardeners at any other time during the week and they will call you back with their answer.Phone number: 250-752-0312
  • Email with your question and the Master Gardeners will email you back on the next Tuesday.
  • If you have a sample you would like them to look at (plant ID sample, pest sample, leaf, etc...), please fill out the "Gardening Advice Line" form, put the sample in a plastic ziplock bag, and drop both form and bag off at the Milner Gardens & Woodland Welcome Centre during open hours Saturday to 2 pm on Tuesday.

Note: Advice is given without charge and although it is believed to be correct, it is given on the basis that there is no liability on the part of the Master Gardener, VIU, or the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association.

Please see our Plant Picks page for detailed write ups of plants from Milner Gardens. Written by volunteers of the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association.