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We are a horticultural, historical, artistic and culinary destination that offers many types of experiences.


The Reford Gardens are located in Grand-Métis, Quebec, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Rimouski and Matane.


Les Jardins de Métis are open during weekdays from Monday to Friday.

On the first Sunday of every month, activities are held in the Great Hall and the gardens. Consult the Events section for details.

The historic gardens and Estevan Lodge open for the summer season on Saturday, June 1. The 25th edition of the International Garden Festival opens to the public on Saturday, June 22. The gardens open every day, including statutory holidays, at 8.30 a.m.:

June 1st to June 21: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Last entrance at 5 p.m.

June 22 to August 18: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
* Last entrance at 6 p.m.

August 19 to October 6: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Last entrance at 5 p.m.


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ECO House ERE 132

The ERE 132 Eco Home, is located at the heart of the Reford Gardens,  A showcase for green-building,  it is entirely built with environmentally responsible products and technologies,  highlighting the know-how of the Lower St. Lawrence region and leading manufacturers of green-building products.  . The ERE 132 ECO HOME is certified LEED® Platinum and Novoclimat 2.0. the home illustrates the latest advances in sustainable building research. It is  the ideal place to work in the sun-filled rooms or recharge your batteries in the comfort of a fully-equipped home. From October to May, visitors can rent the ERE 132 Eco Home for short stays. Its three bedrooms can accommodate up to six people. Equipped with hi-speed internet and a charge station for electric vehicles. Renters enjoy privileged access to the Reford Gardens.

For more information on the design and construction of the ERE 132 Eco Home, click here !

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Résidence des stagiaires

A beautifully pared-down house by Canadian architect Pierre Thibault located in the legendary Reford Gardens. Over the summer, the home is used by designers and interns. It’s an ideal location for strategic retreats, outdoor yoga camps or family gatherings. Comfort, nature and a touch of Nordic-inspired sobriety await you. For ski buffs, the home is roughly twenty minutes away from Mont-Comi. It’s also a few steps away from the Mitis River Park for those who prefer snowshoeing or hiking. The Résidence des stagiaires can be rented for meetings or short stays. It can accommodate up to ten people in its three bedrooms and dormitory, and gives renters privileged access to the Reford Gardens.

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