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Two Gardens, East & West:

posted Nov 7, 2016, 8:49 PM by Bernadette Vangool   [ updated Nov 15, 2016, 9:58 AM ]
Our meeting on November 23, Victoria's Lesser-Known Gardens with Sara Williams is coming up on November 23, 2016. There has been a slight change in the program and Sara has submitted this new title.

Two Gardens, East and West: Les Quatre Vents, Quebec and the Abkhazi Garden, Victoria. Common ground of a Princess and a Venture Capitalist 

Les Quatre-Vents, or the gardens of the Four Winds were created by Francis Cabot an investment banker by trade, who toward the end of his life became an avid gardener. He served as the chairman of the New York Botanical Gardens and as advisor to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario. But his passion was given full reign on his private property, near La Malbaie in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. The Gardens are open to the public only four days
a year so few people get to actually visit them in person.


The Abkhazi Garden, a heritage garden in Victoria, BC was created
over fifty years ago by Prince and Princess Abkhazi. This garden changes with the seasons and is open from March through October. Sara has visited both these treasurers and will walk us through some of their more memorable vistas.

Emmanuel Anglican Church Basement
607 Dufferin @ 12th Street
Wednesday, November 23 at 7:30 pm

All are welcome, No charge.