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Abkhazi … The Garden that Love Built
 

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Abkhazi … The Garden that Love Built


This was once the private residence of the exiled Georgian Prince, Nicholas Abkhazi and his true love, Victoria native Marjorie Pemberton-Carter. They were reunited in 1946 after years of wartime separation and tragedy.
And for 40 years they lovingly toiled on this one acre property, creating an amazing series of ponds, paths and vignettes, drifting down over the rocky outcroppings, and through the native Garry oak meadow, to the shady woodland garden below. After their passing, ownership eventually went to their gardener of many years, who was finally compelled by financial difficulties to sell the property to land developers in the year 2000, who planned a condominium apartment complex Abkhazi 

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Flowers

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Pond

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But, saved at the 11th hour from the ‘wrecker’s ball’ by The Land Conservancy and donations from far and wide, the Abkhazis’ remarkable gardens were restored and are tended lovingly by their creative and dedicated volunteers of The Land Conservancy. And the original, modest house has been meticulously maintained. One of the rooms has a delightful seed and gift shop, and casual afternoon tea is served in the living room beside its picture window, and outside on the stone terrace, both with glorious views over the gardens. Open daily, March 15 to September 15.
 
 
 

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