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Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens

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Spectacular garden art and organic 5 star meal

21 acres of garden bliss! We went to see the unveiling of the art at the garden and had one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful garden

We had heard from friends that this garden was well worth a trip. They were so correct. We spent a... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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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...more
200, Route 132, Grand-Metis, Quebec G0J 1Z0, Canada
+1 418-775-2222
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

21 acres of garden bliss! We went to see the unveiling of the art at the garden and had one of the best meals of our life at the Lodge! Chef Pierre-Olivier Ferry makes locally sourced dishes with edible flowers, garden grown unique vegetables and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We had heard from friends that this garden was well worth a trip. They were so correct. We spent a very pleasant morning visiting the garden with friends from England who thoroughly enjoy gardening. It was such a pleasure, even in the season when the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Don't miss it. Everything is good. Nice maintained garden and buildings. Explamation in two languages, French and English. Good expositions, wonderful model of modern house. Good coffee and clean toilettes. Good parking space and easy to find.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rinusw
Reviewed August 29, 2018

These gardens are divided into two areas. The original gardens follow paths through the woods along which there are many beautiful flower beds. There is also a kitchen garden. There are benches in shady areas. The second area hosted the Festival International de Jardins featuring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

Something to keep in mind, flowers have their seasons, end of August isn’t the best time. Check out 15% discount if you go to Exploramar and Bonaventure Island as well. Beautiful location and the Reford house is lovely, good expo on Elsie who ran the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Took a guided tour of these gardens recently. The trails are beautiful with the little wooden bridges, Surrounded by so many different varieties of flowers. I would suggest this tour for anyone interested all forms of nature. I would think that spring would be beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Fay885
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Probably our 5th visit and the site evolves as the gardens subtly change. This year the children appreciated the art installations. They are always interesting and accessible. No one is shushing or tutting you, which is brilliant. Having arrived from Montreal, it was amusing to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank au-bord-de-la-mer
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Beautiful gardens, well worth the drive. The flowers are stunningly beautiful, and the display about Elsie Reford in the lodge was quite interesting and well done. We were a bit disappointed in the food options: There are two cafes and a restaurant, but one cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CarletonTravellor
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Yes, it is a drive, but if you want, or need, to see an excellent, spectacular garden created lovingly over decades, it is well worth it. This place is a dream. Even the parking area is groomed. This outing is worth whatever you need to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Arthur S
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

amazingly tranquil and peaceful but showing great variety. The layout is perfect as it is full of pleasant surprises around the corner and makes the garden feel intimate. great variety of plants and the tool museum was a nice surprise a definite must visit if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Odette D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above comment but I also recommend you take some time to have a wonderful lunch at the Villa Estevan located within the gardens. It's really worth it. They only serve lunches... And it's delicious...