I try to visit gardens wherever I go and I’ve managed to take some lovely pictures, which I’d like to show you. Here are a few of the wonderful gardens I’ve seen. I have a book (a gift from my son’s lovely girlfriend) called 1001 Gardens You Should See Before You Die. I’ve seen about four of them! Still have a ways to go. Three are right here in Quebec, The Reford Garden and the Cabot Garden and Le Jardin Botanique de Montréal.
A wonderful garden in Eastern Quebec near the Gaspé, The Reford Garden, or Jardin de Métis, was established by Elsie Reford in the early 20th century. It is now run by her great-grandson , Alexander Reford. The history of the Garden is extremely interesting and the trip down to see it is well worth the effort!
Cabot Gardens is a private property that allows visitors, with prior reservations, only a few days every summer. However, as you can see by these photos, it is well worth the trouble of reserving and making the trip. It is near Baie St. Paul, Quebec. A guided tour in groups is compulsory and provided by local volunteers.