Abkhazi Garden, the heritage home and garden created by the late Prince Nicholas and Princess Peggy Abkhazi, is a plant-enthusiast's dream tucked within Garry oaks and rocky outcrops. But as with any heritage site, the Garden requires ongoing care to keep it open to the public. It truly takes a village! TLC and Abkhazi Garden volunteers have [...]
Get the latest news from TLC in our fall newsletter! In this edition of the LANDmark you will find updates from Executive Director Cathy Armstrong, a look at this year's Covenant Monitoring Program, details on TLC's new matching grant for Abkhazi Garden and much more! View past editions of the LANDmark on TLC's website.
Catch up on the latest news from TLC with our summer newsletter! In this edition of the LANDmark you will find updates from Executive Director Cathy Armstrong, a look at this year's Covenant Monitoring Program, details on TLC's newest covenant and much more! View past editions of the LANDmark on TLC's website.
This month marks the beginning of TLC's #30for30more campaign to raise $30,000 to go towards repair projects at Abkhazi Garden. These projects include new fencing, stonework, railings along stairways, and tree pruning. While TLC has been diligent about supporting operations and the volunteers throughout the past few years, we need your help to [...]
Originally published by Adrian Chamberlain, Times Colonist, on April 9, 2016. To conjure up the indomitable spirit of a Shanghai-born princess, artist Bev Petow fashioned 200 maple leaves out of hard, cold steel. These metal leaves, in seven sizes, were painstakingly hand-cut, hammered and welded together in the shape of a ballgown. An acid wash [...]
Sunday May 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, Abkhazi Garden will host the annual Plantaholics Sale at 1964 Fairfield Road. Funds raised go to help support the Friends of Abkhazi Garden Society, Abkhazi Garden's volunteer gardeners. Plants include Pacific Coast Irises, woodlanders, ferns, succulents, geraniums, fuchsias, Guy's tropicals, plants from the Garden and some odd [...]
Haute Couture at the Abkhazi Garden Steel sculptures by Bev Petow inspired by the glamourous wardrobe of the Princess Peggy Abkhazi Opening at the Abkhazi Garden Saturday, April 9, 2016 1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria Artist Reception April 9, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Princess Peggy Abkhazi had an exotic, privileged and far-flung life. Born in Shanghai, [...]
On Saturday, April 9th, Abkhazi Garden will host a Spring Spectacular from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by to tour the garden, learn about the legacy of the Prince and Princess Abkhazi, enjoy Afternoon Tea, find out about upcoming events, and meet some of the people behind this amazing heritage site. The event will [...]
TLC Supporter Jack Eldridge volunteering at Abkhazi Garden. Just in time for the holidays, TLC has received a wonderful gift in the mail. TLC’s Abkhazi Garden received a very special boost this holiday season when prominent volunteer Jack Eldridge showed his support of the beautiful heritage garden by donating $40,000 towards the mortgage. [...]