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Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens

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Address: 200, Route 132, Grand-Metis, Quebec G0J 1Z0, Canada
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Reford Gardens. One of Canada’s Premier Garden DestinationsThe Reford...

Reford Gardens. One of Canada’s Premier Garden DestinationsThe Reford Gardens/Jardins de Métis are recognized as one of Canada’s outstanding gardens. A national historic site, they were created by a passionate gardener and plant lover, Elsie Reford, between 1926 and 1958. Visitors to this verdant 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. A dozen sculptures by contemporary artists are discovered as you walk the pathways and traverse the gardens.

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Best Botanical Gardens of Eastern Quebec

These gardens are located in a unique microclimate on the eastern shore of the Lower St. Lawrence. Their signature blossom is the blue Himalayan Poppy. There are fabulous... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

These gardens are located in a unique microclimate on the eastern shore of the Lower St. Lawrence. Their signature blossom is the blue Himalayan Poppy. There are fabulous varieties of plants over twenty acres and especially along a path called the Grand Alley. In addition, the gardens house a world renowned French inspired restaurant, an eco-house exhibition and the Reford... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited this garden to see the blue poppies, which did not disappoint. The rest of the garden in late June would also have been entirely worth a day's drive. A place to learn much about gardening. Certainly one of the best gardens in Canada.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited these gardens in September and were so impressed by their beauty even at the end of the season. Very peaceful overlooking the river. Lots of inspiration. Would like to have a season pass and go back often throughout the year. Thousands of snow geese migrating south on the river was a bonus at this time of year.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The garden is well maintained and the historical value of the visit is high. I assume during the summer the flowers must be awesome. Still we really enjoyed our visit.

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We drove some 30 miles from our hotel to see these gardens and now, having seen them, we would perhaps have driven 100. We found this place to be a real gem. Even though all the flowers were not all still in bloom, the numerous walkways still offered many that were and the natural setting with the stream running though... More 

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New Brunswick
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have read about this garden for years, and was so eager to visit. Unfortunately, my expectations were too high - firstly, I am a Victoria BC native, so I compare every garden to Butcharts Gardens (among the best in the world) and secondly, also being from Victoria, I expect a garden to be flowering and glamorous well into October.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was not as nice as I expected it to be. It was just okay. It was a little bit overpriced for what it was, compared to other gardens I have visited. I was disappointed there was not more. The gardens are very well maintained and it is beautiful.

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Montreal, Quebec
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Besides visiting the gardens we had a culinary lunch at the restaurant. The flower appetizer was most impressive. Lamb came from the site and all the vegetables were locally grown. Fish and sea food is also on the menu. The wine list is quite impressive. Frankly to have lunch at this place is a must.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped there while there was still some light rain that got us hesitating a bit, but in the end it was really worth it. It's really beautiful and the fun is guaranteed with kids that are at least able to read the names, my 7yr old son was always looking for the names and thought it really fun to... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Our third visit and not our last. This is an enchanting oasis with an interesting history, wonderful views and something for everyone. We always like the wacky installations, which are updated regularly. This year's change was the completed eco house. I was expecting a rustic Greenacres affair but it is ultra chic as well as being ultra efficient. The only... More 

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