Plein-air pen and wash on paper

Milner Gardens


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.


Author: John Hofman

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3 thoughts on “Milner Gardens

  1. It sure is an expensive roof John, looks like a multiple extended dwelling.

  2. What a stunning painting. So bright and inviting. One wishes one could sit out on that porch in the painting and paint. ;o)

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