The world famous Abkhazi Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its wonderful gardens.  The Prince and Princess Abkhazi began creating their garden in 1946, the year they married and settled in Victoria, after living separate lives touched by 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 discreet from the street, with only hints of what exists beyond the hornbeam hedge.  It is blessed with dramatic glaciated rocky slopes, magnificent native Garry oaks and gorgeous vistas.  The garden flows around the rock, with Japanese maples and rhododendrons which over the last 70 years have grown to an impressive maturity with carpets of heather, irises and daylilies.

" The Garden that Love Built "

Abkhazi Garden

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Victoria_AbkhaziGarden entrance

Entrance to Abkhazi Gardens in Victoria, BC. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Victoria_AbkhaziGarden Story

Abkhazi Garden "The Garden that Love Built" Legacy Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

Teahouse with Red Rhododendrons

Teahouse with Red Rhododendrons

The Teahouse at Abkhazi Gardens with Red Rhododendrons.

Japanese maples

Japanese maples

Abkhazi Gardens - Japanese Maples

View of Teahouse from the lawns

View of Teahouse from the lawns

Abkhazi Gardens view of the Teahouse from the lawns.

Garden Rhododendrons

Garden Rhododendrons

Abkhazi Gardens - Rhododendrons in full bloom along the pathway in Rhododendrons Woodland Garden

Teahouse and Garden

Teahouse and Garden

A View of The Teahouse from the lower Abkhazi Gardens

Blue Heron credit Jill Patterson

Blue Heron credit Jill Patterson

Blue Heron in one of the Magnificant Garry Oak Trees located in the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Jill Patterson

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Summer House 2- AbkhaziGarden_0051[2]

A view of the Summer House from along the Yangtze River. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Oh Canada by Bev Petow-AbkhaziGarden

A beautiful metal sculpture located in the Abkhazi Gardens called Oh Canada!! created by Bev Petow

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Japanese Maples- AbkhaziGarden_0077[2]

Japanese Maples Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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A beautiful Garry Oak tree located on the lawns of the Gardens Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Woodland Gardens-AbkhaziGarden_0021[2]

Come sit on this beautiful wooden bench and take in the beauty, peace and serenity of the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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The garden pathway created in the lazy meanders of the Yangtze River. Photo Taken by: Gehard Bock

Gabrielle- red cedar sculpture by Michael Dennis

Gabrielle- red cedar sculpture by Michael Dennis

Gabrielle - a Red Cedar sculpture located at the entrance of the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Abkhazi Garden

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A stone pathway along the Rhododendron Woodland Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Looking out over the lawns of the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Ponds created by natural depressions in the rocks located in the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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A beautiful Cherry tree in bloom in the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Teahouse -Victoria_AbkhaziGarden_0023[2]

Pathway leading up to the Teahouse at Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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The Teahouse at Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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The Summer House located in the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

Bev Petow sculpture - The Dragon Aunt

Bev Petow sculpture - The Dragon Aunt

The front side of a metal sculpture called "The Dragon Aunt" created by Bev Petow. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Stone stairway leading from the garden up to the Teahouse at the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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Having Tea on the Terrace of the Teahouse overlooking the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

Nicholas and Peggy Abkhazi

Nicholas and Peggy Abkhazi

Prince Nicholas and Princess Peggy Abkhazi Photo Credit: Philippa Proudfoot

Abkhazi Garden 1949

Abkhazi Garden 1949

This photo was taken of the Abkazi House and Garden in 1949. Photo Credit: BC Archives

Prince Nicholas Abkhazi archival

Prince Nicholas Abkhazi archival

An archival phot of Prince Nicholas Abkhazi. Photo Credit: UVIC Archives

LOCATION & HOURS

1964 Fairfield Rd.

Victoria, BC  Canada  V8S 1H4

October through March 
Wed–Sun, 11am–5pm

April through September 
Tuesday - Sunday, 11am–5pm

**Please Note: Last Tea sitting and Garden Entry are at 3:30 pm.

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A beautiful Cherry tree in bloom in the Abkhazi Gardens. Photo Taken by: Gerhard Bock

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