My granddaughter and I have been checking Hi Tea in the different venues of Victoria and this one comes very near top of the list. The service is excellent and Hi Tea is presented almost as good as those at twice the price. We are returning later in the spring when we can enjoy the gardens as well.
I went in march on a saturday afternoon. I parked by criagdarroch castle and walked about a mile to it. It was close to the school up a hill. It is free. I spent maybe 30-45 mins walking around and for a free garden it was gorgeous! Worth the walk! There is a little pond with fish and turtles too.... 更多
This place is quite lovely but does require good foot wear and you have to be steady on your feet.It is a little hilly and all outdoors but very pretty and worth finding this gem
This former private garden is just east of downtown. It is an easy bus ride back & forth. It is a romantic garden for all seasons. Late April is especially nice with 100 year old rhodies blooming with woodland plants underneath. I enjoy lingering in the garden and will often bring a book along. The mid-century Abkhazi house serves a... 更多
A perfectly sized garden for a leisurely stroll and with an interesting story. Do stop in the gift shop and and have tea in their tea room overlooking the garden. Enjoy the variety of bone china dishes and tea pots. They'll even make you coffee if you must :-)
The gardens are beautiful and just a short bus ride from Downtown Victoria. We went during September, and it was hardly busy, allowing us to enjoy ourselves and take our time as we walked around. They also hand out information sheets which allowed us to learn about the different types of plants and flowers. They do an amazing job of... 更多
This beautifully laid out garden was lovely even in the winter season, with color from carefully chosen foliage and berries--even a few blooms! Even the rain added texture to the ponds. Ask at the teahouse for the map/guide, and look for plant lists in the summerhouse. Elevenses, Afternoon tea, or light lunch available in the original residence. If you need... 更多
We visited Abkhazi gardens in November and there was still lots to see. Hard to belive that these gardens were all developed by just two people. We also ate at the tea room which was almoist empty at this time of year. There are better tea rooms in Victoria. Just go for the gardens and skip the tea.
We took an excursion from our cruise to visit this garden. It is on a 1 acre home lot in a residential area of Victoria - planned and planted after WWII by a Russian prince and his wife. The plants are beautiful, and the garden is nicely maintained. There is also a tea room in the main house where they... 更多