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“Delightful garden a scenic hour's drive from Ottawa!”
Review of Les Jardins d'Emmarocalles - CLOSED

Les Jardins d'Emmarocalles
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Owner description: Discover a unique garden one hour from Ottawa: featuring an interpretation area and 1,500 daylilies of all colours, shapes and sizes, and more than 1,000 varieties of perennials and shrubs, including unusual plants and an impressive collection of echinaceas (100), laid out in thematic sections, with a rock (alpine) garden, ponds, shade area, sun-shaped area (all yellow), moon-shaped area (all white), and others. Flowerbeds are enhanced with poetry and decortions. Guided tours for groups by reservation. Plants for sale at entrance. Picnic areas.
Reviewed October 8, 2012

The warm welcome set the stage for a lovely meander through the gardens in August. While the lilies were past their peak, the many garden rooms provided lots of ideas for garden design and the donkeys made us smile. A work in progress, the garden is a labour of love. While I am not usually a fan of quotations painted on garden signs, the well-chosen texts lifted our spirits and were very appropriate to the setting. I look forward to my return to see the progress on the Piet Oudolf style garden and the beautiful beds designed to attract hummers and butterflies.

Make a day of it and stop for cheese at Les Folies Bergere and lunch at La Toquade. Better yet go on market day in Ripon - local wine, cheese, produce, and meat in abundance.

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Mireille A, Owner at Les Jardins d'Emmarocalles, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take pride in making our garden enjoyable from summer to fall and are very pleased that you appreciated it. We enjoy sharing our passion with visitors and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Les Jardins d"Emmarocalles in Ripon, Quebec (45 minutes from Ottawa) is worth the drive for both plant lovers and those who just enjoy strolling lovely grounds alike. We visited the gardens on Labour Day Monday and although the hundreds of day lilies were not longer blooming (they are at their best in June & July) , the garden of grasses and late blooming plants created a lovely sense of serenity. The owners were friendly and helpful in answering questions. They had a nice selection of plants for sale.

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Mireille A, Owner at Les Jardins d'Emmarocalles, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2013

Thank you for your nice review. It is our mission to display a large variety of plants in a pleasant country environment and it is very rewarding to hear comments such as yours. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed March 29, 2015
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Mireille A, Owner at Les Jardins d'Emmarocalles, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2014
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Mireille A, Owner at Les Jardins d'Emmarocalles, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014
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Reviewed August 20, 2013
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Mireille A, Owner at Les Jardins d'Emmarocalles, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2013
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