2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
It's not just the Luxembourg Gardens that are worth a visit! And, good news, no need to fly: we have access to magnificent gardens in Quebec.
In 1926, Elsie Reford decided to transform her fishing camp into gardens: nearly a hundred years later, people still travel miles and miles for the chance to admire the marvelous Reford Gardens, a world-renowned work of horticultural art. The trails extend over more than a kilometer and a half and you can see various species of plants, native and exotic. The emblem of the Gardens, the Himalayan blue poppy, is also a very rare flower. A must.
Reford Gardens, Grand-Métis
Of course, everyone knows, at least by name, the Montreal Botanical Garden, where it is possible to admire more than 22,000 species of plants in the exhibition greenhouses and in the thematic gardens. Both children and adults will be amazed by the mystery of the strange plants.
We take advantage of our visit to visit the insectarium. Check out the Activity Calendar to planyour visit.
Botanical Garden, Montreal
Jardin Daniel A Séguin
The Daniel A. Séguin Garden, in Saint-Hyacinthe, is home to more than 50,000 plants on 4.5 hectares. There are about twenty thematic gardens and the largest collection of annual plants in Quebec.
Jardin Daniel A Séguin, Saint-Hyacinthe
The Gardens of your dreams
Located in St-Ferdinand, in the central region of Quebec, this garden is a tribute to the elements that surround us: earth, wood, water, stone and fire. It is therefore through the magic, the dream, the sacred and the passion that inhabit it that you are invited to discover this magnificent universe, totally unique and soothing.
The Gardens of Your Dreams, St-Ferdinand
In the heart of the beautiful Estrie region is the largest lavender producer in the country, Bleu Lavande. He opens the doors of his estate to visitors in order to discover the beauty and benefits of this plant with multiple virtues. On site, you can stroll through the fields covered with more than 100,000 lavender plants. All summer long, a host of activities are planned.
Domaine Bleu Lavande, Magog
A unique and oversized horticultural universe awaits you at Kingsey Falls, in Parc Marie-Victorin. Your children will bemarvel at the giant mosaicultures and the tropical greenhouse, in which you can also observe magnificent exotic birds. You are also invited to bring your lunch and have a picnic near the falls, during your visit to the 6 themed gardens. In addition, a tasting of edible flowers and heritage vegetables is offered.
Parc Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls
Roger-Van den Hende Botanical Garden
The Roger-Van den Hende Botanical Garden is the educational garden of Laval University in Quebec. It covers 6 hectares on which there are nearly 4000 species and cultivars. Of course, you can see plants native to Quebec, but also ornamental plants from around the world.
One of the Garden's objectives is to promote species of Quebec flora with ornamental potential, and the emblem of this unique place is the blue lily: a species close to the marsh lily, the emblematic flower that would have inspired by the “Fleur de lis” design.
Admission is free!
Roger-Van den Hende Botanical Garden, Quebec
Want to see exotic plants from all over the world? The Jardin Scullion, in the magnificent region of Lac-Saint-Jean, will delight you. This 40-acre estate, recipient of the “Grands prix du tourisme québécois”, is a true paradise on earth. Children will love, among other things,their visit to the mini-farm. Games have also been set up on site, especially for them.
If you are visiting the region, you absolutely must make a detour to L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur.
Scullion Garden, The Ascension-of-Our-Lord, Lac-St-Jean
Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière
Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière is recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in North America. It is that in addition to charming us with these lush gardens, this seigniorial estate offers an encounter with history. You can admire century-old trees there, while in the gardens, more than 2,200 varieties of plants grow side by side. In the summer, there are also country concerts.
Check out the calendar of activities and concerts to plan your visit.
Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière, Sainte-Croix
Mackenzie King Estate
Canada's 10th Prime Minister, Mackenzie King, spent his life beautifying his Chelsea estate, and when he passed away he bequeathed it to the people of Canada. The 231-hectare estate is now part of Gatineau Park, the conservation park in Canada's Capital Region managed by the National Capital Commission (NCC). It is a simply magnificent place, where flowers and ruins come together, offering visitors an original experience. Exhibitions are also on the agenda, and you have the possibility of taking a guided tour of the Estate. A nice way torevisiting history.
Mackenzie-King Estate, Chelsea / Gatineau