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Passionate about Abkhazi Garden? Consider joining TLC’s Abkhazi Advisory Board

Interested in preserving the unique history and living legacy that is Abkhazi Garden? TLC is seeking a community member to join the Abkhazi Advisory Board.  Contact TLC at 250-479-8053 or admin@conservancy.bc.ca for more details. Abkhazi Garden is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last entrance at 4 p.m. Located at 1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria, Abkhazi [...]

By | 2017-07-20T15:03:22+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

Hot off the presses: TLC’s Spring LANDmark is here!

Catch up on the latest news from TLC in our spring 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 endowment fund and much more! View past editions of the LANDmark on TLC's website.

Endowment Fund Created for Abkhazi Garden in Honour of Late TLC Volunteer

NEWS RELEASE VOLUNTEER LEAVES A LEGACY TO ABKHAZI GARDEN  $100,000 endowment fund created for Abkhazi Garden in honour of late TLC volunteer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2017 Victoria, BC – When asked why he donated to The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC), Jack Eldridge said that he wanted to do whatever he could [...]

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 been working [...]

By | 2017-07-12T10:27:29+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Abkhazi Garden, Vancouver Island|0 Comments

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

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