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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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Wonderful gardens, beautiful location

I visited these gardens in Sept when most of the flowers are past their best - but it was still worth the trip. The gardens are beautiful and the plants really clearly labelled... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2014
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UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I visited these gardens in Sept when most of the flowers are past their best - but it was still worth the trip. The gardens are beautiful and the plants really clearly labelled. There are lots of ideas here - i particularly liked the vegetable garden. Also check out the garden art installations - usually I am not much of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I have wanted to see the Blue Himalayan Poppies in this garden for many years. Unfortunately, they bloom in June/July not August. Despite this we had a wonderful time. The gardens are immaculately maintained. The landscape is beautifully enhanced but the art found throughout; and, the large variety of plants showcased means that there are plants to inspire all levels... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Eat at the dining room of estevan lodge - absolutely incredible food! Beautiful gardens, did i mention dining at estevan lodge dining room part - wow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Be careful , after spending the day at Jardins de Metis you will probably get the gardening bug. What a wonderful day we had. Although the plants are not the most exotic and the garden itself is not the biggest , the care and sheer beauty of the surroundings will take your breath away. Take the time to stroll in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
40 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Over the past twenty five years, we have been to the gardens a few times and this last visit, after not having visited for years, we were pleasantly surprised at the improvements to the displays in the house and the overall care of the gardens. Although one can not compare Jardins de Metis with a place like Butchart Gardens, we... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a nice place to visit in Gaspesia (Québec). We went to visit on August 7th, 2014 and we found that those gardens were a wonderful attraction to visit in Gaspesia. A site that we really recommend to all travelers.

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Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My sister and I visited on our way out east. We are so glad we did. The entry fee is a little expensive, but don't be put off by that - it's totally worth it and you can see where the money goes as the grounds are immaculately maintained and serviced. The gardens are spectacular, and we especially loved the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Gardens were nice but not great compared to Montreal Botanical Gardens or Bouchard Gardens. You walk in various trails where you can appreciate the gardens. The visit of the main house is quite interesting, showing the life in the early century (20th) with many pictures and elements of their lives (cuttellery, plates, photography, luggages, clothing...) It was like a return... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The walk is wonderful with so many different types of flowers. We also enjoyed very much theme gardens which are extremely creative.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Considerable effort and ingenuity have gone into the creation of this floral paradise on what must be an inhospitable peninsular in winter. It was obviously a labour of love from a grand dame with huge resources and a keen eye. I'm not prone to garden visiting but enjoyed this experience perhaps because of the challenge even of keen grass alive!... More 

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