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Reford Gardens


Recently voted one of the wonders of Québec and ranked among Canada's garden destinations, the Reford Gardens/Jardins de Métis are a verdant paradise on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. A national historic site, they were created by a passionate gardener and plant lover, Elsie Reford, between 1926 and 1958. Visitors to this historic domain of more 200 acres can admire the splendours of some 3,000 species and varieties of native and exotic plants displayed in fifteen gardens.

In addition to your experience, the Vegetable Garden and the Garden Tool Museum. Discover the edible flowers and herbs that inspire the chef of the Estevan Lodge Restaurant.

The Eco House ERE 132 is a interpretation centre that offer a window into the techniques and technologies of green building. 

One of the highlights of any visit is Estevan Lodge, the 1887 fishing lodge built by Lord Mount Stephen. Today, it welcomes visitors to its dining rooms and temporary exhibitions.

From June 23, the International Garden Festival presents conceptual gardens by leading designers from around the world. The 2017 edition of the Festival features new gardens on the theme of Playsages, inviting every visitor to have fun and to play.
Umbrellas and strollers are available in the event of rain. Wheelchairs are available free of charge (reservations recommended).
  • Hours: daily, June 3 to October 8, 2017.
  • Admission fees. Free for children 13 and under.