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Abkhazi Garden: Canada 150 Garden Experience Winner

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-17T10:21:19+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Abkhazi Garden Patio Restoration Underway

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-25T22:19:16+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Fall edition of the LANDmark is here!

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.

TLC launches #30for30more Campaign for Abkhazi Garden

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-19T00:05:41+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Metal ballgowns dress up Abkhazi Garden

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T18:37:44+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Plantaholics Sale at Abkhazi Garden

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-09T18:29:21+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Haute Couture at Abkhazi Garden

 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, [...]

By | 2016-06-09T19:12:59+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|1 Comment