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Support Abkhazi Garden in its most spectacular season!

While TLC has been diligent about supporting operations and the volunteers throughout the past few years, we need your help to take on critical projects to keep Abkhazi Garden the haven it is for gardeners and the community.  We need your help to raise funds for repair projects at Abkhazi Garden. These projects include fencing, stonework, railings along stairways, and tree pruning.

Through your support we can build on our success and keep Abkhazi Garden blooming for the next 20 years!

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The Abkhazi Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its wonderful gardens.  Prince and Princess Abkhazi began creating their garden in 1946.  This was the year they married and settled in Victoria, after living separate lives touched by both privilege and tragedy.  They immediately began to develop their one-acre property, and continued to maintain and improve the garden throughout their lives together.

The garden is very discreet from the street, with only hints of what exists beyond the hornbeam hedge.  What the visitor does find is a garden that embraces a natural landscape that is unique to Victoria.  The garden is blessed with dramatic glaciated rocky slopes, magnificent native Garry oaks and gorgeous vistas.  The garden is designed to make the most of these remarkable features and it is the Abkhazis’ response to their landscape that qualifies it as a stunning example of West Coast design.  The garden flows around the rock, taking advantage of deeper pockets of soil for conifers, Japanese maples and rhododendrons which over the last 50 years have grown to an impressive maturity.  Carpets of naturalized bulbs, choice alpines and woodland companions provide interest throughout the year to the discerning plantsman, but it is the overall design that leaves the greatest impression.

The Abkhazis worked together on their creation for over 40 years, referring to it as “their child”.  After their deaths the Garden changed hands, and in February 2000, The Land Conservancy purchased the property to save it from becoming a townhouse development.

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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Plant-a-holics Plant Sale Sunday, May 21

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 [...]