Today we visited the Milner Gardens in Qualicum Beach. This is a large estate along the waterfront. The highlight is a heritage mansion in a parkland setting with lawns and flower beds surrounded by a mature second-growth forest. We arrived in the morning and settled in for a sketching session using the building as the main subject. The building is somewhat overgrown with vines; probably a wisteria.
The roofs of this building are arranged in a peculiar way, not surprising, as I believe that Mr. Milner was an architect.
It is operated by the Vancouver Island University and supported by the Milner Garden and Woodland Society.