When you do things with passion, you can inspire others. I think this is very important, because this way you are honest to yourself and you just enjoy your work.
It was about 5 years ago when I discovered an oasis in Tbilisi. This is Gardenia Shevardnadze – a fabulous garden, plant nursery and café. It is located outside the center. The entrance door leads you to a completely different world with beautiful colors, shapes and the fragrance of many plants. This is like a fairytale world, where plants revive everything, whether it’s old shoes or an ancient car.
Zurab Schevardnadze, the owner of the garden, has studied botany and biology in Germany. He came back to Georgia and created a green oasis in its noisy capital. Good knowledge combined with love and passion is always the ideal case and here you can see and admire the result of this ideal combination.
Gardenia Shevardnadze breeds and sells many plants, which are mostly endemic to Caucasus. In the garden there is also a cozy little café with old, unique tables and chairs. When I visit Gardenia and I sit in this little café, the atmosphere there makes me feel like I am at my grandmother’s home. I love their delicious homemade cakes and compote and just enjoying the blaze of color.