Monday, May 19, 2014

Abkhazi a gorgeous garden walkabout...

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!



  1. Oh, it's stunning! What a beautiful place to stroll...

  2. What a lovely afternoon we had! The memory of lunch and the sunny stroll through the blossoms will see me through many a rainy afternoon to come. Let's do it again soon!

  3. Gorgeous! and fun to share the afternoon with a blogging friend. Now off you go and take a well-earned break from blogging -- we'll be here when you get back. . .

  4. So beautiful! Have a good break - the blog is certainly benefiting from all your attention but will be OK until you get back:).

  5. Happy May Two Four Hostess. It's so nice to see these spectacular garden photos, and it's nice to hear of your meet up with a fellow blogger.

    Enjoy your break!

    Be Well,


  6. what a fittingly beautiful place for two of the nicest bloggers to meet and enjoy. You are both such charming and lovely ladies it seems like a perfect idea. Wish I could have been there to meet you both in person...and to enjoy those delicious looking crab cakes!

  7. I have only visited the gardens once but will surely visit in the summer. Enjoy your blog break!

  8. So lovely! It is always inspiring to visit a garden. Enjoy your blog break.

  9. There are few things more wonderful than a tea house. What a lovely garden!

  10. What a beautiful place, I would love to visit your neck of the woods someday. Enjoy a well earned break.

  11. Such gorgeous gardens!! Enjoy your blog break, we'll be waiting!! xo

  12. What a treat! Thanks for sharing your delightful visit with Pondside to these beautiful gardens. I am wishing I had a pretty salmon pink garden shed. Enjoy your time away...see you soon. Susan

  13. Enjoy your break. I shall miss you.:((

  14. Lovely Garden! Emily

  15. Enjoy your blogging break. The Abkhazi Gardens are stunning in your photos. I've not frequented them often - your post is a good advertisement for doing so.

  16. I'm visiting from Pondside and enjoyed your beautiful photos of these gorgeous gardens. I live in New Brunswick and our spring is just nicely getting under way. We visited the island 36 years ago for a quick tour. Enjoy your break. Pamela

  17. How lovely . . . I would love a visit to the gardens . . . and I would enjoy meeting you and Miss Pondside too . . .