Abkhazi Garden: Sanctuary from War
Windsor Park Pavilion
The film explores the stories of Peggy and Nicolas Abkhazi, whose lives were caught up in the world wars. Their story brings them to Victoria where they created a beautiful garden and lived for the remainder of their lives. Abkhazi Garden is now a heritage site under the auspices of The Land Conservancy. The film includes interviews with the neighbour who began the campaign to save the garden from development, and the UVic Archivist showing items given to the Archives by Peggy and Nicolas.
Dr. Geoffrey Bird is a Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University since 2008.