A Special Programme on the Reford Gardens to be Re-Broadcast on "Le tour du jardin"


Reford Gardens (Les Jardins de Métis) will be featured on a special program to be broadcast on the series Le tour du jardin on Historia on Sunday, April 29 at 6 pm.

It will be re-broadcast on Monday, April 30 at 2 pm, Tuesday, May 1 at 4 pm, Wednesday May 2 at 10 am, Thursday May 3 at 3 pm, Friday, May 4 at 2 am and 11 am, Saturday May 5 at 5 am and Sunday, May 6 at 7 am.

Geneviève Rioux conducts a tour with gardens’ director, Alexander Reford, who unveils some of the secrets of the gardens and presents the rare and unusual plants that form part of the collection. Horticulturist Albert Mondor offers practical advice for amateur gardeners and presents several of the gardens’ most popular and rare plants. Historian Martin Fournier delves into the past and chronicles the life of Elsie Reford and her team of gardeners who built the garden in the 1920s. The program offers viewers an opportunity to learn more about plants and the secrets of their cultivation and enjoy a tour of the gardens in the bright sun and perfect skies of the Gaspésie. The documentary was filmed in July and last summer. The Historia team had full access to the Gardens’ extensive archive of photographs and historic documents and offer a unique tour through both the past and the present.

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