Arts council hosts evening in Abkhazi Garden

Guests will be treated to performances by violinist Ceilidh Briscoe and the Jon Miller Quartet

The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is inviting residents to an evening of music, theatre and high tea at Abkhazi Garden.

Guests will be treated to live performances by violinist Ceilidh Briscoe and the Jon Miller Quartet while enjoying a champagne service and three-course high tea.

The heritage home and garden dates back to 1946, when Prince and Princess Abkhazi of Georgia settled in the one-acre Fairfield property and dedicated their time to building and maintaining the elegant garden, which they referred to as “their child.”

The Land Conservancy purchased the property after their deaths in 2000 in order to save it from becoming a townhouse development.

Proceeds from the evening will help support CACGV youth art programs in the community, such as honourariums, mentoring, drop-in art sessions and exhibitions.

An Evening in the Garden takes place Saturday (Aug. 30), 6 to 10 p.m., at Abkhazi Garden on 1964 Fairfield Rd. Tickets are $35 and available by calling CACGV at 250-475-7123.