Photo by Brenda Leyland, Abkhazi Garden, Victoria, BC
We just got back from a wee holiday in Victoria, British Columbia. Located on Vancouver Island, we always enjoy coming to this lovely city to visit dear family, as well as to take in the sights and tour some of the well-renown gardens in the area.
This trip we had a chance to visit the Abkhazi Garden. As the brochure so aptly puts it, the "garden offers an escape from the rush of modern life. Created by Prince and Princess Abkhazi, it is a heritage garden famous for its majestic trees and dramatic site....Stay for lunch or afternoon tea in the original house....Our Shop in the Garden offers unique and interesting gifts for all occasions."
If you are ever visiting Victoria, you'll want to put this delightful garden on your list of places to see. For information, check their website at www.conservancy.bc.ca/abkhazi.
On a note closer to home, we were delighted to find our own garden still in bloom. Although the days -- and nights -- are definitely getting cooler, the blackening frost has been stayed for another day, so riotous sprays of golden marigolds greeted our return.
Till next time!