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Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens

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Address: 200, Route 132, Grand-Metis, Quebec G0J 1Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 418 775-2222
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Description: 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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If you visit this area, you MUST visit this spectacular garden and be prepared to stay for as long as humanly possible. We included a delicious gourmet lunch at the Villa Esteven... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If you visit this area, you MUST visit this spectacular garden and be prepared to stay for as long as humanly possible. We included a delicious gourmet lunch at the Villa Esteven. There are less formal cafes on site where you can eat outside or bring your own picnic. This is a very, very special place. Serene, gorgeous, fascinating gardens.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were not sure what to expect from a garden in a place distant from urban centers and such a northern climate. We have visited many arboretums and gardens throughout the U.S. Renford gardens does earn its designation as a top garden. The colors and variety were stunning. The diversity of plantings set in a woodlands and open spaces was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Have been coming to Metis-sur-Mer for 20 years and always go to Les Jardins de Metis each summer. These gardens are a must and are one of the highlights of the Gaspe region of Quebec. Home of the famous Himalayan Blue Poppies. There are acres of beautiful walks among exceptionally well tended gardens along the banks of the St. Lawrence.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I don't get tired of beauty - and there is a lot of beauty! We were also quite lucky in witnessing a choir practicing in a section of the garden - I don't know if it is a daily occurence but it was quite special

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

You could easily spend hours upon hours wandering this incredible property. I went in thinking it would be 'just another garden', but I was very wrong. It is an incredibly well preserved/maintained property with countless flora and a fair bit of fauna. The art section was also incredible. I did not know what to expect, but each display topped the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped at Reford Gardens on our return leg of the Gaspesie loop. We were travelling so did not spend long there, probably just over an hour. I agree with other reviewers that to enjoy the gardens would require about 2-3 hours. One of the reasons for my quick tour was that my husband was waiting in the cafe reading. He... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A beautiful garden to visit and also an interesting piece of history in how it came about. The exhibition in the mansion was very nicely done and the house itself had beautiful wooden features too. It rained for most of our visit, but after being lent an umbrella, it almost added to the charm of the place. M Not to... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A beautiful botanical garden with thousands of local and exotic flowers is practically the last thing I expected to see in the Gaspe. It was an unexpected treat and a nice walk.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Spending a few hours quietly walking through either the traditional Victorian garden side, or the contemporary conceptual festival side of the Reford gardens, will do your soul good! Just taking time to breathe forest air, watch the brook babble, marvel at the colours and forms of so many blooms, restores one's zen. Perfectly executed design on so many levels ,... More 

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Saint-Hubert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were impressed to know that originally there had been created by the lady who lived there. It is a splendid garden where we can walk for over an hour observing many species of plants of all kinds and original gardens of assortments. It is also possible to visit the mansion on the property.

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