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Victoria, BC, V8V 1T3
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If you'd like to save a bit of money, you can combine a visit to Albion Manor with our Glorious Gardens Package which includes tickets to Abkhazi Gardens.
The great thing about Abkhazi gardens is that it is one of the few gardens that is right in city itself. You can walk there from Albion Manor in under an hour, a bit longer if you want to walk along the ocean.
This beautiful heritage garden was designed and planted by Prince and Princess Abkhazi over fifty years ago, and is affectionately known as "the garden that love built. It is a well established garden. Taking full advantage of its dramatic site, the gardens incorporate a garry oak meadow, glacial rock outcropping, ponds, gardens, lawns, a tea house and magnificent views of the city. The photos barely begin to show what this wonderful garden has to offer.
The story of the Prince and Princess is almost as romantic as the garden. He was a Georgian Prince; she was born in Shanghai. They met and became friends. Both were in concentration camps during the war, but she managed to escape and made her way to San Francisco and then Victoria. He too managed to survive and wound up in New York where he somehow managed to contact Peggy and asked her to come to New York to meet him. I expect they both knew what was coming. You can imagine her travelling by train across the country, sitting in the dining car, on her way across the continent to meet her lover. Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie at the next table. Well, you know what I mean. Very romantic. And when she got to New York he proposed. And then, after this romantic adventure they had to decide where to live. So why not the most romantic place in the world- Victoria, BC of course!
Make sure you try the tea house. The food is fantastic and the view breath-taking.
It's about a 10 minute drive from albion Manor to Abkhazi Gardens. You have to be attentive when you get close, because their sign is quite small and not very well placed so it's easy to drive right past.
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Albion Manor B&B
to be the crowning touch to your visit to Victoria BC, Canada.
We'll do everything we can to ensure that it is!