The Victoria Experience

The Complete Guide to Victoria, British Columbia

Abkhazi Gardens and Teahouse

Time: 1-2 hours

Time from downtown: 15 minutes

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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 Abkhazi-grown produce and have special events throughout the year such as the Mad Hatter Tea and Prince and Princess Tea for the younger ones.

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.

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