Posts Tagged ‘Ross Bay Villa’

Valentine’s Day is much more than pretty flowers, nice cards and warm sentiments, it’s a time to reflect on those things that are so meaningful to us.  Here at Toad Hollow we march to the beat of a slightly different drummer and with this in our hearts we take us back once again to one […]

Stepping through the gates is like stepping back in time, a simpler time, one where challenges created the rewards of starting a new life in a new country.  Ross Bay Villa represents this time as one of the few remaining original homes built during colonization of Victoria in the mid 1800’s.  We can think of […]

When finally the daisies spring forth, the butterflies are not far behind.  After traveling thousands of miles by treacherous sea, a private garden patch would have been an oasis of peace for Mrs. Roscoe and something she tended to with much love.  Surrounded by rich, thick BC forest at the time, a delicate garden of […]

Just as every tree begins with a single seed, all cities, towns, and villages began with the courage and vision of a single person.  These seeds turn into oak trees if tended to and left to flourish.  And as every tree matures it drops acorns everywhere and soon a grove emerges. We find ourselves back […]

As the world took on a more refined state in the 18th and 19th centuries, certain ceremonies and events came to represent a burgeoning need to create a highly cultivated societal structure.  High tea in the drawing room overtook the desire to lay plunder to your neighbors treasures.  And from this new outlook emerged many […]

As Victoria gets ready to celebrate its 150th birthday, we find ourselves reflecting on the history that brought us here.  Victoria originally started out as Fort Victoria in 1843, and slowly as the years went by began to grow.  Very little of the original structures and buildings remain from this period, and any time we […]

Fine art comes delivered on many different forms of media.  Typically it is intended to please the eye and share the artists vision within a literal and figurative frame.  But sometimes it’s much more than that.  Sometimes it has purpose, as well. Today we invite you along on a recent event we attended hosted by […]