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.
Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, Abkhazi Garden will host the annual Plant-a-holics Plant Sale at 1964 Fairfield Road. Loads of rare and unusual plants will be available from several vendors as well as from Abkhazi Garden! Funds raised will go to plants, materials and tools to keep Abkhazi Garden flourishing for the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Join TLC in celebrating the spring season at Abkhazi Garden's Spring Spectacular on April 1st from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Garden is by donation.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]