FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2017
Abkhazi Garden Designated a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’
Victoria, BC – Abkhazi Garden is the proud recipient of a ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation, awarded by the Canadian Garden Council in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association.
In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, 150 gardens and garden experiences across the country were jury-selected to receive the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation – highlighting Abkhazi Garden as one of 150 garden ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday year.
Gardens define our Canadian aesthetic
At the awards ceremony, held in March of this year at the North American Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto, Alexander Reford, President of the Canadian Garden Council said, “Canada has a long-standing garden culture. From First Nations gardens that were here long before settlers arrived, to the enormous variety of gardens that every culture has brought to this country since Confederation, gardens – from modest kitchen and community gardens to celebrated botanical and public gardens – have played a role in defining and developing our Canadian aesthetic and quality of life.”
“Abkhazi Garden is the hidden jewel of Victoria,” said Cathy Armstrong, TLC Executive Director. “I encourage everyone to visit while the spring blossoms unfurl. Open every day, with a community Open House April 1, now is the perfect time to discover or reacquaint yourself with this magical place.”
To view the full list of ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation winners, visit the Canada’s Garden Route website www.canadasgardenroute.ca
Abkhazi Garden is located at 1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria. Throughout the spring and summer season, beginning April 1, the garden is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation.
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