Abkhazi Garden
Abkhazi Garden
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Created by the Georgian Prince and Princess Abkhazi, this lovely garden spans just over an acre and features native Garry oaks, Japanese Maples and splendid rhododendrons.
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  • Judy H
    Portland, Oregon143 contributions
    Skip Butchart; go to Abkhazi
    Loved the afternoon tea; loved the gardens! This place is hidden in a neighborhood, and is so lovely! We had afternoon tea outside, and then toured the garden afterwards. No need for us to visit Butchart gardens... this was ideal for us, and much less expensive! The story of the Prince/Princess Abkhazi is also stunning, and how the neighbors take care of the gardens.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • ZenDark30
    Portland, Oregon2,448 contributions
    Nature at it’s best
    With a focus on nature, an exiled prince and WWII POW created an artistic masterpiece. Unlike butchart gardens arranged plants these plants are scattered with a natural look. Beautiful and well worth your time
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • RoBe
    46 contributions
    The Princess's Own
    Peggy Abkhazi began the gardens in 1947. She came to Victoria after years interred at a Japanese camp in Shanghai. She and her husband Nicolas spent years creating a beautiful space where landscape and plants exist harmoniously on a hillside parcel near Cook Village. A place of quiet beauty, this gem is an oasis in an urban landscape and is well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Cmpcga
    68 contributions
    Would recommend garden tour
    We toured the garden and even my husband who was iffy about the whole thing thoroughly enjoyed it. We spent over an hour wandering while waiting for our tea reservation. That was an adequate amount of time. Then we had the afternoon tea. The sandwiches and goodies were very good. I chose this place for the tea experience because it was significantly cheaper than the Empress. And I guess one does it for the experience because I can’t quite figure out why it’s so expensive for the amount of food you get.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Holly B
    Ottawa, Canada317 contributions
    A hidden gem of a garden
    A zen garden in Oak Bay. Showcasing the expansive and diverse gardens with quaint walking trails the loop through the property. Very hard to believe it exists & so peaceful within the city - In October, more green than flowering but a great hidden gem and charity to supporr as well.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 5, 2023
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Holly B
Ottawa, Canada317 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
A zen garden in Oak Bay.

Showcasing the expansive and diverse gardens with quaint walking trails the loop through the property. Very hard to believe it exists & so peaceful within the city -

In October, more green than flowering but a great hidden gem and charity to supporr as well.
Written October 5, 2023
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Cmpcga
Barriere68 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
We toured the garden and even my husband who was iffy about the whole thing thoroughly enjoyed it. We spent over an hour wandering while waiting for our tea reservation. That was an adequate amount of time. Then we had the afternoon tea. The sandwiches and goodies were very good. I chose this place for the tea experience because it was significantly cheaper than the Empress. And I guess one does it for the experience because I can’t quite figure out why it’s so expensive for the amount of food you get.
Written September 23, 2023
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RoBe
46 contributions
Jul. 2023
Peggy Abkhazi began the gardens in 1947. She came to Victoria after years interred at a Japanese camp in Shanghai. She and her husband Nicolas spent years creating a beautiful space where landscape and plants exist harmoniously on a hillside parcel near Cook Village. A place of quiet beauty, this gem is an oasis in an urban landscape and is well worth a visit.
Written July 24, 2023
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ZenDark30
Portland, OR2,448 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
With a focus on nature, an exiled prince and WWII POW created an artistic masterpiece. Unlike butchart gardens arranged plants these plants are scattered with a natural look. Beautiful and well worth your time
Written July 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Judy H
Portland, OR143 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Loved the afternoon tea; loved the gardens! This place is hidden in a neighborhood, and is so lovely! We had afternoon tea outside, and then toured the garden afterwards. No need for us to visit Butchart gardens... this was ideal for us, and much less expensive! The story of the Prince/Princess Abkhazi is also stunning, and how the neighbors take care of the gardens.
Written July 7, 2023
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Jancamper
13 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
We had been here once years ago and got a beautiful gift card to go. The Royal High Tea was very elegant, tasty and, surprisingly filling. Loved the use of the old fashioned cups and plates. Service was very nice and they anticipated our needs.

The decor was lovely and local artwork is on display and for sale. Oh yes, did I mention they have a well-stocked and eclectic gift shop? I even bought myself a birthday gift 😉

All-in-all absolutely a must-see/do in Victoria. Even if you’re already a Victorian. We didn’t have time to see the gardens so will come again.
Written July 5, 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,885 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
From the moment we walked into the gardens, we felt that it was well cared for and loved by the people who maintain it. The plants were all very healthy and there was a good variety of shrubs, trees and flowers beautifully positioned throughout the grounds. Worth a visit to get a bit of serenity and zen into your day.
Written May 10, 2023
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,977 contributions
Mar. 2023
A five-acre garden with lots of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, organized by Prince and Princess Abhkazi after the second world war and fortunately saved from developers in 2000. Now run by volunteers under the auspices of the Land Conservancy of British Columbia. Well worth a visit, especially before or after a visit to the Tea House.
Written March 30, 2023
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LJT
Winnipeg, Canada106 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
A small but beautiful garden with a handful of short paths and loops as well as peaceful places to sit and enjoy. Admission by donation makes this a really great affordable stop while in Victoria (bring cash if you wish to leave a donation).
Written October 17, 2022
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Sydney H
5 contributions
Aug. 2022
We loved meandering through the garden and seeing all of the interesting foliage and beautiful blooms. High Tea was a delightful bonus. The tea was delicious and the pastries were unique and enjoyable. Our tour guide was Realita (?) and our bus driver was Emily. We enjoyed the beauty of Victoria with our guides information.
Written August 4, 2022
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