Yesterday we took a walk through Abkhazi Gardens. April calls it the jungle. It's a small garden but diverse and beautifully designed. We were marveling at the colors as we walked. All the pinks, yellows, purples, reds, blues and greens. Sadly we missed the rhododendron bloom this year but we will definitely put that on our list for next spring.
By far April's favorite part of our visit was the turtles. Ahkhazi has a beautiful pond and a three turtles that live in it. April could have spent all day sitting with them, talking to them and "checking" on them. Whenever I would ask if we could walk more she would tell me she just needed one minute to check her turtles. Lucky for April the turtle pond was filled with water lillies (which might just be my favorite flower) so I was happy to snap pictures while she chatted away with her turtles.
If you are in the area, Abkhazi is worth the visit. I honestly like it better than Butchart Gardens which is the bigger attraction here. They have a lovely patio that overlooks the ponds and gardens where you can have tea and snacks. We will be going back. There is nothing more rhythmic in our lives than watching how a garden changes through the seasons.