Here's a little sneak peek of the Abkhazi Garden in all it's glorious and vivid beauty.
The signage by the entrance directs one up the drive towards the house where the Tea Room is located.
China tea cups of various patterns are beautifully arranged on the white linen tablecloths.
We ordered crab cakes on a bed of organic greens and there was a tasty vinaigrette served on the side.
My lunch companion is a friend whom I met through blogging.
She writes the lovely blog Pondside.
I snapped this pretty orchid inside the washroom before we went on our garden walk.
The garden is set in a Garry Oak Meadow.
Some new wooden sculptures have been placed throughout the garden since I my last visit.
The pond is stocked with goldfish and we saw four "painted" turtles sunning themselves on the rocks.
The colours of the azaleas and rhododendrons are magnificent.
The original wee garden shed is painted a salmon pink and you can just see it by the orange azalea at the top.
A wooden sculpture nestled under the canopy of trees.
A vibrant pink bloom the size of a dinner plate!
This urn was quite tall and makes a real statement.
I'd love something like this is our Humble Bungalow Garden.
We took this photo so you would get an idea of the size and scale of the plantings in the garden.
The weather could not have been better and we had a delightful visit.
I hope that you liked this little jaunt and walkabout.
If you ever find yourself visiting Victoria I'd highly recommend that you visit The Abkhazi Gardens.
The best time to see the blooms in all their glory are the months of April and May.
Hope you've enjoyed this wee peek into one of my favourite gardens
tucked away off the beaten path at Oak Bay's doorstep.
We have had a lovely 3 day holiday weekend and the weather has been sunny and warm.
I'm going to take a bit of a blog break...
I have a bunch of things that require my full attention...
I get distracted writing, taking photos and generally maintaining The Humble Bungalow Blog.
See you in awhile!