Abkhazi Gardens and Teahouse
Time: 1-2 hours
Time from downtown: 15 minutes
The Abkhazi garden is a large, beautiful garden hidden away in the neighbourhood of Fairfield. Formerly owned by Prince and Princess Abkhazi, it is now owned by The Land Conservancy, which ultimately saved these stunning gardens from a townhouse development. The prince and princess owned and maintained these gardens for over 40 years until their deaths.
The gardens have been landscaped to embrace the natural beauty of Victoria with lots of water features, natural rocks and Garry oaks. It also features Japanese Maples, conifers and rhododendrons. The gardens have seasonal hours and admission is by a suggested $10 donation.
The Teahouse is surrounded by and has a beautiful view of the gardens. They specialize in Afternoon Tea, but also serve 'Elevenses,' which is a lighter version of Afternoon Tea and other light lunch items. They feature
The tea house is popular for Weddings, baby showers, mothers day and Bridal showers. There is a gift shop located in the main house next to the tea house.