The glaciated rocky slopes, combined with native Gary oaks and an abundance of flowering native plants, are remarkable. As well, there are mature conifers and Japanese maples adding subtle variations of tone and texture. The Princess and Prince Abkhazi worked in harmony with the landscape, and this, I believe, is what sets it apart from other garden designs: it is truly a garden of the West Coast.
It is only here and at U.Vic's Finnerty garden that I truly believe in the splendor of this species.
Meeting up with our friend Penny and her gardening cohort, Bonnie, made the visit even more fun. (look for Penny's photo cards in the Garden's gift shop)