Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens - Historic Places Day

Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens

Price, Québec
Type
Park/Landscape
Address
200, route 132, Grand-Métis, Québec
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Hours
8:30 h - 18 h
Phone
418 775-2222

Lieu historique national du Canada et site patrimonial du Québec, les Jardins de Métis figurent parmi les plus beaux jardins d’Amérique du Nord. Ils ont été créés par Elsie Reford, entre les années 1926 et 1958. Ouverts au public depuis 1962, ils sont devenus un arrêt presque obligatoire pour tous ceux qui parcourent la Gaspésie et le Bas-Saint-Laurent. À la visite des jardins historiques et de la villa Estevan s’ajoute une programmation culturelle diversifiée en arts visuels, musique, littérature et environnement. S’y déroulent également le Festival international de jardins, avec la présentation de plus de vingt-cinq installations contemporaines souvent ludiques et interactives, et La Grande Table, festival portant sur l’identité culinaire québécoise inspirée par notre patrimoine.

En 2018, Elsie Reford est au cœur des projets créatifs des Jardins de Métis. La nouvelle exposition permanente à la villa Estevan, Elsie vue par… et l’exposition photographique de Catherine Arsenault, La fabuleuse trajectoire de Madame Elsie, qui est déployée à l’entrée des jardins et à la villa. En parallèle, l’auteure Hélène Jasmin proposera un agenda inspiré de cette même grande dame, Les saisons d’Elsie – Le livre des jours.

Les Jardins de Métis seront ouverts tous les jours, du 1 juin au 6 octobre 2018. Rappelons qu’en tout temps, l’entrée est gratuite pour les enfants de 13 ans et moins. Visitez le www.jardinsdemetis.com pour en connaître davantage.

Notes from "Eight inspiring historical gardens across Canada"

Elsie Reford spent 32 years creating these magnificent gardens, hundreds of kilometres from the nearest nursery. Starting in 1926, she hired and trained local fishing guides and farmers to help her dig flower beds, build walls, move rocks and create the compost needed to nurture exotic species, such as azaleas and Himalayan blue poppies. One of the most northerly public gardens in North America, it opened to visitors in 1962. Today, some 3,000 species flourish in 15 separate gardens, including a bird garden, a primula glade and a gentian walk. You can also visit the garden tool museum, have a meal in the restaurant, take in a concert, admire modern sculptures, and enjoy gardening and culinary festivals.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Parking
  • Parkland

Location

200, route 132, Grand-Métis, Québec
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