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“A smorgasbord of visual delights”

Les Jardins de Quatre-Vents
Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in La Malbaie
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Open only four Saturdays a year, one must plan well in advance.The Garden is about 2 hours from Quebec City. Fortunately the scenery is lovely. There a numerous B&B's in the area and a lovely concert hall nearby.
Each tour (group is approx 20 people) lasts over 2 hours and courses though numerous theme gardens, some refined e.g. the Japanese Garden, some more relaxed, all remarkable in design and detail.
Two caveates: despite that reality that the majority of visitors are English speaking, language spoken is strictly French and the terrain is challenging for those with mobility limitations.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Absolutely stunning gardens. We will definitely be back. Everywhere we turned there were lovely blooms, but more the staging of the various areas, and stonework, and bridges, and ponds and the Japanese gardens take ones breath away. I had heard about these gardens in Lee Valley garden review and purchased tickets online in December. We had a lovely, warm sunny day and bought the book.

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Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is my second visit in 4 years and it's stunning every time. A few tips. Get your tickets way in advance as there is a narrow window of visitation during the summer. It gets cold so bring a fleece sweater and a wind breaker. The tour is likely going to be all in French. Find a bilingual person kind enough to explain a few aspects of the history of the place to you. If you ask questions in English they will usually do their best to answer. All in all a Spectacular gardens to tour of about 2 hours. My kids were bored as they probably preferred to run through the gardens. But all in all, worth the visit.

3  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We purchased our tickets in January for a late July visit. Being bi-lingual the tour in French was very comprehensive for our group. These gardens are simply the most magnificent I have seen. The Cabot family is committed to their preservation. Plan ahead for a lovely day.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Tour in French and in the rain. A wonderful garden to visit anytime regardless. We plan to return hopefully when they have a English tour.

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