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“A hidden gem”
Review of Abkhazi Garden

Abkhazi Garden
Ranked #23 of 188 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Created by the Russian Prince and Princess Abkhazi, this lovely garden spans just over an acre and features native Garry oaks, Japanese Maples and splendid rhododendrons.
Reviewed 1 July 2015

A gorgeous collection of rhododendrons and other plants in a suburban setting. This is not a substitute for Butchart's Gardens, but is an exquisite urban sanctuary and place for afternoon tea in the tea house.

Thank KanadaKim
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This property is a gem. Unfortunately we weren't there when the tea house was open. Very beautiful place with lots to look at. You can use it as a chance to see which plants you would like to plant in your own garden. A labour of love.

Thank Carolyn D
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

This little garden, tucked away in Fairfield, is worth going out of your way to spend an afternoon enjoying tea and flowers. They serve local Silk Road Teas, and prepare a delicious full English Tea service. The garden is well maintained and open year round. Not expensive to visit like Butchart, but worth making a donation since it is cared for by the Land Conservancy!

Thank Vanessa H
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Reviewed 27 June 2015

Drove by the entrance twice before figuring out where on Fairfield street this really was. Worth the stop , interesting story of how this came about; built on a large rocky slope in residental eastern Victoria-

1  Thank Rick E
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

I have been to Victoria several times, but had not heard of these gardens. We spent a delightful afternoon here. First we had a wonderful tea in the tearoom, located in the house the Abkhazis had built. Then we wandered through the charming garden. We really enjoyed the three turtles sunning themselves in the natural pond and the cat, also soaking up the rays. The garden is beautiful, but not overwhelming. One feels as if you might find the owners still in residence. Their history is romantic to say the least - meeting in Paris in the 20's, spending the war years apart, each in internment/POW camps, finally reuniting, marrying and immigrating to Victoria after the war.

3  Thank Kate R
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