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July 26, 2024


Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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July 28, 2024


Musical picnics
Musical Picnic - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM


Cordes sensibles,
with Aurélie Quimper-Bouchard (violon) and Michel-Alexandre Broekaert (piano). 
In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski. Reservation is not required.

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Special Events
"Habiter en beauté, ces lieux qui nous font du bien" - 04:00 PM

Conversation with Pierre Thibault et Catherine Perrin. On La Véranda, the architectural work created in 2021 to offer a performance space for artists a place which brings us joy.

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July 30, 2024


Concerts
Au bal des Océans | Paule-Andrée Cassidy - 04:00 PM

In support of the Café sur Mer project of Heritage Lower St-Lawrence.
In collaboration with Heritage Lower St-Lawrence.

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August


August 1, 2024


Lectures
Lecture | From shadow to light: a transversal regards of the Anna Lois Dawson Harrington archives - 05:00 PM


By Hélène Samson and Nathalie Houle.

Beyond the watercolors painted by Anna Lois Dawson Harrington (1851-1917), how can we understand her personality?

The exhibition Light and Fog is at the Estevan Lodge of the Reford Gardens, June 1 to October 6, 2024
Anna Lois Dawson Harrington (1851-1917), watercolourist
Ewa Monika Zebrowski, photographer and poet

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August 2, 2024


Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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August 4, 2024


Free Sundays
Free Sunday | August 4 - 08:30 AM

Photo Credit: Kassandra Reynolds | Take advantage of this Free Sunday to come and admire the magnificent flowers of early August. Several activities are planned for the whole family. From 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last entrance at 6 p.m. Registration required.

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August 6, 2024


Others
Talk | Portraits of the St. Lawrence, History of fishing and maritime stories - 04:00 PM


By Hélène Raymond, author. Accompanied by Caroline Senay and Christine Couillard, researchers at the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute.

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August 7, 2024


Concerts
Diogo Ramos | Cabaça | Song - 08:00 PM


Diogo Ramos is a singer-songwriter from Sao Paolo, Brazil. His music is part of the long tradition of popular Brazilian singers. 

A presentation of the Vieux théâtre de Saint-Fabien.

Registration required.

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August 8, 2024


Family Event
Ample Man Danse - 04:00 PM

Photo Credit: The Focalister
A presentation of the Vieux Théâtre de Saint-Fabien.

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Concerts
Tire le coyote | Pulsations - 08:00 PM

Duo concert with Jérôme Beaulieu, piano and keyboards. Co Presented by the Vieux Théâtre de St-Fabien, CLAC and Les Jardins de Métis as part of the Réseau des Organisateurs de Spectacles de l’Est du Québec (ROSEQ) Tour.

Registration required.

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August 9, 2024


Others
Guided Tour | Studiolo - 05:00 PM


Views of the Reford family's travels to Egypt.

By Philippe Denis, Museologist and education and mediation coordinator for the Reford Gardens.

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Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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August 10, 2024


Family Event
Contemporary dance | La compagnie Marie Chouinard en Caravane - 04:30 PM

Photo Credit: Jérémie Boucher | The Compagnie Marie Chouinard takes the road to the coast of Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie for a tour of free outdoor shows.

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Culinary Events
Explorer à table - Culinary Event in Aid of Les Amis des Jardins de Métis - 06:00 PM

The teams from the kitchens, gardens and exhibitions are conspiring to create a memorable evening inspired by the magical outdoor meals that feature in the photo albums of Elsie Reford and her family.  

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August 11, 2024


Musical picnics
Musical Picnic - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM


En avant toute! 
With Camille Charest (flute) and Michel-Alexandre Broekaert (piano). 
In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski. 

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August 16, 2024


Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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August 18, 2024


Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 02:00 PM

Literary Walk and Literary Tea with Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and Steve Gagnon. Musical Accompaniment: Anne Bilodeau - violon.

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August 25, 2024


Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

With Mireille Gagné and Charles Sagalane. Musical Accompaniment: Lydia Clapperton (piano). Animation : Annie Landreville.

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September


September 1, 2024


Free Sundays
Free Sunday | September 1 - 08:30 AM

Photo credit: Louise Tanguay  Celebrate back-to-school with a free visit to the Gardens! Several activities are planned for the whole family. From 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entrance at 5 p.m. Registration required.

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September 8, 2024


Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

Duo Chorus with Daphné B. and Carol-Ann Belzil-Normand. In collaboration with Rhizome.

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October


October 6, 2024


Free Sundays
Free Sunday | October 6 - 08:30 AM

Photo credit: Kassandra Reynolds  It's autumn and the gardens are still very attractive! We have prepared many activities for you, there is something for everyone. From 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entrance at 5 p.m. Registration required.

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Past events


July 24, 2024


Family Event
Guided tour 25th edition of the Festival - 01:30 PM

Presentation of the Festival’s anniversary theme, Ecology of Possibilities, and of the 2024 projects.
By Ève De Garie-Lamanque, Artistic Director, International Garden Festival.

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July 21, 2024


Musical picnics
Singing Week | Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
Summer choir, with Josée Fortin as musical director.
Reservation is not required.

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Workshops
Public Laboratory | In Search of Elsie Reford - 02:00 PM


In collaboration with the Centaur Theater and the Théâtre du Bic.

Alice Pascual shares with us the very first stages of creating her theatrical project on Elsie Reford.

Registration required.

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Literary Teas
CANCELED | Literary Tea with Louis Hamelin - 04:00 PM

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond our control, the Literary Tea with Louis Hamelin is canceled.

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July 20, 2024


Workshops
Mini-Introductory Workshop on Wet Collodion - 09:30 AM

This mini-introductory workshop is aimed at people wishing to discover and experiment with the creation of wet collodion photographs on aluminum plates (tintypes). Registration required.

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July 19, 2024


Workshops
Singing Week | Vocal Technique for Choristers - 09:30 AM

In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
Vocal technique workshop for choristers, with Peggy Bélanger, singing teacher at the Conservatoire de musique de Trois-Rivières. Registration required.

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Workshops
Mini-Introductory Workshop on Wet Collodion - 09:30 AM

This mini-introductory workshop is aimed at people wishing to discover and experiment with the creation of wet collodion photographs on aluminum plates (tintypes). Registration required.

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Special Events
Intimate meal with Marc Hervieux | Auction - 12:00 PM

Organized by the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
Marc Hervieux himself is up for auction!
100% of the profits will be used to enhance the next edition of La Semaine chantante in the summer of 2025.

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Concerts
Jazz | Carnaval - 08:00 PM

Transporting audiences on an epic musical adventure, the Carnaval concert by the Carl Mayotte Quintet is sure to be one of the must-see jazz events of 2023-2024. Registration required.

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Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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July 18, 2024


Concerts
Singing Week | Apero opera - La classe de Maestro Catapulto - 05:00 PM

In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
La classe de Maestro Catapulto. Text of Pascal Blanchet. With students from the Conservatoires de musique de Gatineau, Rimouski, Saguenay et Trois-Rivières. Special participation by Marc Hervieux. Registration required.

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July 17, 2024


Concerts
Singing Week | Apero opera - La chauve-souris of Johann Strauss II - 05:00 PM

In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
La chauve-souris by Johann Strauss II with students from the Conservatoires de musique de Gatineau, Rimouski, Saguenay et Trois-Rivières. Special participation by Marc Hervieux. Registration required.

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Concerts
Singing Week | 2 Apero operas - 05:00 PM

In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
Special price to attend our 2 Apéro operas!

July 17, 5 p.m.: La chauve-souris by Johann Strauss II
July 18, 5 p.m.: La classe de Maestro Catapulto. Text of Pascal Blanchet.

Registration required.

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July 16, 2024


Workshops
Singing Week | Master class with Marc Hervieux - 01:30 PM

In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
This master class, led by Marc Hervieux, is offered to students from the music conservatories of Gatineau, Rimouski, Saguenay and Trois-Rivières. It is open to the public who can attend as an observer. Registration required.

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July 15, 2024


Workshops
Singing Week | Jeu scénique with Sophie Faucher - 09:30 AM

In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
Scenic performance workshop with actress Sophie Faucher. Registration required.

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July 14, 2024


Musical picnics
Singing Week | Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

Brises françaises, with soprano Émilie Ross and pianist Ève-Amélie Dufour.
In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski.
Reservation is not required.

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Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

With Jean-Philippe Pleau. Animation : Marie-Hélène Voyer. In collaboration with the Salon du livre de Rimouski.

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July 13, 2024


Family Event
Guided tour 25th edition of the Festival - 01:30 PM

Presentation of the Festival’s anniversary theme, Ecology of Possibilities, and of the 2024 projects.
By Ève De Garie-Lamanque, Artistic Director, International Garden Festival.

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July 12, 2024


Family Event
Guided tour | Studiolo - 05:00 PM


View of Elsie Reford’s excursion in Gaspésie.

By Marjelaine Sylvestre, Director of the Museum Department.

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Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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July 7, 2024


Free Sundays
Free Sunday | July 7 - 08:30 AM

It’s blue poppy time! Take advantage of this Free Sunday to come see them. Several activities are planned for the whole family. From 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Last entrance at 6 p.m. Registration required.

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Musical picnics
Musical Picnic - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

Saxofun, with Heidi Robichaud (saxophone) and Jean-Gabriel Otis (piano). 
In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski. 

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Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 06:00 PM

With Zachary Richard. Musical Accompaniment: Rick Haworth. Animation: Richard Daigle.

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July 6, 2024


Family Event
" Les saumons de la Mitis " by Christine Beaulieu - 02:00 PM

In this documentary theatre performance (in French), Christine Beaulieu takes on the persona of a salmon, from egg to adult. She tells the remarkable tale of the Atlantic salmon and their voyage from the Mitis River and back to the pools of their birth and the many obstacles they face, with and without the help of humans.
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Culinary Events
2024 Culinary Event - To benefit the International Garden Festival - 05:00 PM

LES SAUMONS DE LA MITIS - 2024 Edition / Aperitif theater followed by a culinary evening prepared by chef Frédérick Boucher on the flower-filled terrace of Estevan Lodge. In the company of artists and artisans Christine Beaulieu, Alice Pascual, Geneviève Lizotte, Frédéric Auger and Caroline Lavergne.

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July 5, 2024


Family Event
" Les saumons de la Mitis " by Christine Beaulieu - 02:00 PM

In this documentary theatre performance (in French), Christine Beaulieu takes on the persona of a salmon, from egg to adult. She tells the remarkable tale of the Atlantic salmon and their voyage from the Mitis River and back to the pools of their birth and the many obstacles they face, with and without the help of humans.
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Family Event
" Les saumons de la Mitis " by Christine Beaulieu - 04:00 PM

In this documentary theatre performance (in French), Christine Beaulieu takes on the persona of a salmon, from egg to adult. She tells the remarkable tale of the Atlantic salmon and their voyage from the Mitis River and back to the pools of their birth and the many obstacles they face, with and without the help of humans.
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Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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July 4, 2024


Family Event
" Les saumons de la Mitis " by Christine Beaulieu - 02:00 PM

In this documentary theatre performance (in French), Christine Beaulieu takes on the persona of a salmon, from egg to adult. She tells the remarkable tale of the Atlantic salmon and their voyage from the Mitis River and back to the pools of their birth and the many obstacles they face, with and without the help of humans.
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Family Event
" Les saumons de la Mitis " by Christine Beaulieu - 04:00 PM

In this documentary theatre performance (in French), Christine Beaulieu takes on the persona of a salmon, from egg to adult. She tells the remarkable tale of the Atlantic salmon and their voyage from the Mitis River and back to the pools of their birth and the many obstacles they face, with and without the help of humans.
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July 3, 2024


Lectures
Tending to the Riverscape - 05:30 PM

Join the second year of the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s Master’s Students Program to explore the effects of erosion on the landscape and shorelines surrounding the Jardins de Metis on the Mitis and St. Lawrence Rivers.


June 30, 2024


Musical picnics
Musical Picnic - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

Jardins féeriques, Duo BoMi on piano for 4 hands. In collaboration with the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski. Reservation is not required.

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June 28, 2024


Family Event
Recycled Paper-making and Mediation on the Benefits of Trees an Urban Environment - 10:00 AM

Recycled Paper-making workshop and mediation on the benefits of trees in an urban environment with the Association forestière bas-laurentienne. Reservation is not required.

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June 23, 2024


Special Events
Journées de réflexion - « Ouvrir les possibles » [Discussion Days - - 10:00 AM

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Garden Festival, the Festival is celebrating in style with many events and activities. The Journées de réflexion [Discussion Days] are being held on the theme Ouvrir les possibles [Unfolding Possibilities] on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.


June 22, 2024


Special Events
Journées de réflexion - « Ouvrir les possibles » [Discussion Days - - 10:00 AM

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the International Garden Festival, the Festival is celebrating in style with many events and activities. The Journées de réflexion [Discussion Days] are being held on the theme Ouvrir les possibles [Unfolding Possibilities] on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23.


June 19, 2024


Lectures
Lecture | Light and Fog - 05:00 PM

Paleobotanical art of Anna Lois Dawson Harrington – from the fossil to the bed sheet
By Ingrid Birker, Scientific Popularization Coordinator at McGill University.

The conference is given in English.


June 17, 2024


Lectures
Lecture | Light and Fog - 02:00 PM

On the Shore Collecting Images, In Search of Anna Lois (1851-1917)
By Ewa Monika Zebrowski, photograph and poet.

The conference is given in English.


June 16, 2024


Launches
LAUNCH | Light and Fog and Studiolo. Looking at our Collections - 02:00 PM

Come and join the curators and artists at the exhibition launch.


June 2, 2024


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | JUNE 2 - 08:30 AM

Free Sundays are back for the summer. This is the perfect opportunity to explore our, exhibitions, new and permanent.

From 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission at 5 p.m.

Lectures
How to Grow a Vegetable Garden Differently - 10:00 AM

Lecture and tasting with Patrice Fortier from La société des plantes.

Patrice Fortier presents a selection of plants that are as useful as they are pleasing, and that have proven their worth in Quebec for their quality as vegetables or herbs, their general resilience, and their ornamental potential.


May 11, 2024


Culinary Events
Les Soupers à Quatre Mains - 06:00 PM

Villa Estevan Lodge restaurant and Les Jardins de Métis launch Les Soupers à Quatre Mains with chefs Frédérick Boucher and Adrian Pastor.


May 5, 2024


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | May 5 - 01:00 PM

Sunday, May 5 offers you an opportunity to enjoy a glimpse of the coming season.


May 4, 2024


Special Events
Annual Gardens Work Party - 09:00 AM

Join us to work alongside our gardeners, assistant gardeners and workers to prepare the gardens for the opening of the season.


April 7, 2024


Concerts
Musique en fleur - 01:00 PM

Our early spring is bringing the gardens back to life and bloom to the Aire Desjardins in the Great Hall.  


March 3, 2024


Family Event
Winter Wonderland - 01:00 PM

The traditional Winter Wonderland at the Reford Gardens is back for its 14th edition.


February 4, 2024


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | February 4 - 01:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, February 4 at Les Jardins de Métis, from 1 pm to 4 pm for a winter walk or snowshoe. A bonfire will warm your bones and music by Les cousins pleins d’épices will warm your soul.


January 7, 2024


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | January 7 - Welcome to the New Year! - 01:00 PM

2024 will begin with a bang in January with the first Free Sunday of the New Year on Sunday, January 7. Winter walk to the rivermouth and a bonfire on the site of the International Garden Festival will herald the 25th anniversary of the International Garden Festival. Events begin in the Great Hall with a re-broadcast at 1:30 pm of Isabelle Boulay’s Télé-Québec spectacle recorded in the Gardens in September. 


December 9, 2023


Culinary Events
Distillerie Mitis and Les Jardins de Métis - 06:00 PM

Proud of last year's success, you are cordially invited to an evening with Distillerie Mitis. Join us at the Great Hall for a 4-course dinner accompanied by four sensational cocktails, all lovingly and expertly prepared with fine spirits from Distillerie Mitis.


December 3, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | December 3 - 01:00 PM

Concert using the Seiler grand piano, festive spirit and winter walk in the gardens


November 25, 2023


Culinary Events
BEER EVENINGS | The Great Hall of Les Jardins de Métis hosts L'Octant - 06:00 PM

In the "Beer Evening" series of dinners in the Great Hall of Les Jardins de Métis, a unique tasting experience where we will marry the flavours of the gardens and the fall harvest with beers produced by local micro-brewers.


November 5, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | Are Birds Airheads? - 10:30 AM

A lecture and reading by Louis Lefebvre, biologist, ethologist and retired McGill University professor, author of Tête de linotte, recently published by Les Éditions de Boréal.

Birds have long had the reputation of not being as intelligent as mammals. And yes, it's true that many birds really are airheads... Others, however, are as intelligent as most apes, and have even more neurons than them in the part of their brain that corresponds to our cortex.


October 1, 2023


Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.

Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | October 1st - 08:30 AM
One garden, a thousand colors! It's fall landscape time!An important program, just for you. - United Way Day - Information booth- Performance - Poetic Behavior, with Penélope Desjardins - RBC ... (Read more)

September 24, 2023


Special Events
PERFORMANCE | Comportements poétiques, with Penélope Desjardins, artist in residence RBC - 02:00 PM

Moving between site-specific installation and performative practice, Comportements poétiques is a four-hour journey that evokes the intentional use of the imaginary (Enghauser, 2007) at a time of significant upheaval.

Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

For the 23rd edition of the literary teas, the Reford Gardens will be hosting eight events featuring 13 of Quebec's leading literary figures and their accompanying musicians, from June 25 to September 24.


September 23, 2023


Workshops
DISCUSSION & DEMONSTRATION | Alternative uses of the digital plotter, with Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc, artist in residence RBC - 02:00 PM

Ann Karine Bourdeau Leduc recovers, recycles and collects materials of all kinds, which are then presented in the form of sculptural installations combining printed images and drawings.

Digital plotter: computer printing device for line-based graphic printing.

 

Culinary Events
BEER EVENINGS | Villa Estevan Lodge hosts Le Ketch - 06:00 PM

The Villa Estevan Lodge restaurant presents "Beer Evenings".


September 17, 2023


Workshops
CANCELLED | Felting circle and discussion on the challenges of promoting local wool - 02:00 PM

A felting circle and discussion on the issues involved in promoting local wool, with Geneviève Brisson, full professor and environmental anthropologist, UQAR, and Mary Richardson, independent researcher and anthropologist, at 2 p.m. in the Desjardins area of the Great Hall.


September 16, 2023


Launches
LAUNCH | Salmo Salar, digital essay on the culture of salmon fishing, with Baptiste Grison - 02:00 PM
Undisciplined inventory of the islands at the bottom of the river

Fly fishing for Atlantic salmon in the rivers of Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie is a culture in itself, with its codes, its rituals, its mythology (fishing stories), its fetishes (flies).

September 10, 2023


Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

For the 23rd edition of the literary teas, the Reford Gardens will be hosting eight events featuring 13 of Quebec's leading literary figures and their accompanying musicians, from June 25 to September 24.


September 9, 2023


Workshops
Eco-somatic workshop ~ Errance jardinière ~ with Penélope Desjardins, artist in residence RBC - 09:00 AM

Eco-somatic approaches to movement, which can be seen as heirs to the practices of somatic education, performance and post-modern and contemporary dance, seem to fit directly into this current of thought, which informs our relationships with the world, with the living and the non-living, in new ways.

Family Event
BOOK LAUNCH | Les saumons de la Mitis, by Christine Beaulieu - 04:00 PM

Launch of the book Les saumons de la Mitis, by Christine Beaulieu, accompanied by an exhibition of original illustrations by Caroline Lavergne, many of which will be on sale.


September 3, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | September 3 - 08:30 AM
The blooms are still in full swing - celebrate back-to-school with a free field trip to the Gardens! On the agenda:- Workshop - Paper Making with AFBL, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Arboretum - Pho ... (Read more)
Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


August 27, 2023


Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

For the 23rd edition of the literary teas, the Reford Gardens will be hosting eight events featuring 13 of Quebec's leading literary figures and their accompanying musicians, from June 25 to September 24.


August 26, 2023


Others
SHINRIN YOKU - Meditation in nature - with Camille Deslauriers-Ménard - 08:00 AM

A true Japanese art of living, Shinrin Yoku is a sensory experience of mindfulness in nature aimed at absorbing the benefits offered by the flora and fauna surrounding us.


August 24, 2023



August 23, 2023


Launches
LAUNCH | Last Light - Christine Fitzgerald - 05:00 PM

Fitzgerald adapts and reimagines obsolete photographic methods, often combining multiple techniques to create her unique aesthetic and push her medium’s expressive potential. Many of the images of Last Light are cloaked in blue, referencing the diminishing capacity for completely dark night sky in the face of human industry and climate change.


August 20, 2023


Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!

Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

For the 23rd edition of the literary teas, the Reford Gardens will be hosting eight events featuring 13 of Quebec's leading literary figures and their accompanying musicians, from June 25 to September 24.


August 19, 2023


Lectures
PRESENTATION | Paysages généreux, paysages faits main - Unveiling of Student Experiments - 04:00 PM

We invite you to a presentation of the approach and explorations of the 2023 edition of this Summer Workshop, Paysages généreux, paysages faits main, as well as a visit to the garden imagined and created by the students.

Others
SHINRIN YOKU - Meditation in nature - with Camille Deslauriers-Ménard - 08:00 AM

A true Japanese art of living, Shinrin Yoku is a sensory experience of mindfulness in nature aimed at absorbing the benefits offered by the flora and fauna surrounding us.


August 18, 2023


Lectures
LECTURE | In vogue. Elsie Reford et les pionnières de la mode au Québec - 05:00 PM

The role played by women in fashion in Quebec is little known. Yet they have played an important role in its development and promotion, and even in defending those who work in it.

Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


August 17, 2023


Lectures
LECTURE | Parlons patrimoine, préservation et paysages - Denis Boucher, president of the Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal - 05:30 PM

Denis Boucher is president of the Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal. He is a historian. Involved in cultural heritage for 25 years as an expert, strategic advisor, communicator, teacher and project leader, his academic research has highlighted the impact of cultural heritage on local identities, an issue for which he still has a great interest through safeguarding movements, citizen involvement and the social dimension of heritage.


August 16, 2023


Lectures
PODCAST | Recording of an Episode of the Podcast Cadre bâti - Guillaume Éthier and Emile Forest - 05:30 PM

Sortir du cadre events seek to pursue this mission by inviting the public to attend the recording of an episode. A moment is planned, at the end, to allow the participants to continue the discussion with the members of the team.


August 15, 2023



August 13, 2023


Workshops
Creative Writing Workshop with Brigitte Léveillé - 01:00 PM
Author-in-residence Brigitte Léveillé offers a group writing workshop that invites participants to consider their everyday lives as a primer for creation. This will be an opportunity to ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!


August 12, 2023


Culinary Events
Benefit dinner for the International Garden Festival - 06:00 PM

The benefit dinner for the International Garden Festival will be held on Saturday, August 12 at 6 pm. Tickets are $200, and a $75 tax receipt will be issued.

Others
SHINRIN YOKU - Meditation in nature - with Camille Deslauriers-Ménard - 05:00 PM

A true Japanese art of living, Shinrin Yoku is a sensory experience of mindfulness in nature aimed at absorbing the benefits offered by the flora and fauna surrounding us.


August 11, 2023


Lectures
LECTURE | Le Jardin comme outil de régénération écologique - 04:00 PM

A lecture by Émile Forest, in collaboration with the École d’été de l’Université de Montréal.

Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


August 9, 2023


Lectures
TALK | Fishing Fanatic: George Stephen and the Salmon, by Alexander Reford - 07:00 PM

Join Alexander Reford for a historical lecture on the links between the Matamajaw Fishing Heritage Site and the Jardins de Métis. Free event held at the Museum Bistro on the site patrimonial de pêche Matamajaw at Causapscal.

This project is supported by the Entente de développement culturel de la MRC de La Matapédia.


August 6, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | August 6 - 08:30 AM
This free Sunday offers many events for the whole family!Every first Sunday of the month is a free Sunday for Quebec residents! On the agenda:- Workshop – Paper making with the AFBL, 10 a. ... (Read more)
Concerts
Trio Lavoie, Laforest, Darling at the Reford Gardens - 05:00 PM

Élise Lavoie, violin, and James Darling, cello, join pianist Maurice Laforest to present the piano trios of Fanny and Felix... as if we were there with the Mendelssohn family.

Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!

Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


August 5, 2023


Others
SHINRIN YOKU - Meditation in nature - with Camille Deslauriers-Ménard - 05:00 PM

A true Japanese art of living, Shinrin Yoku is a sensory experience of mindfulness in nature aimed at absorbing the benefits offered by the flora and fauna surrounding us.


August 4, 2023


Lectures
En/In vogue. Elsie Reford et la mode québécoise  - 05:00 PM

La mode d’ici a longtemps été influencée par celle de Paris et de Londres. Les termes élégant et confortable qui apparaissent au 19e siècle pour qualifier la garde-robe des Montréalaises, prouvent cependant qu’elles n’ont jamais suivi aveuglément ces modes étrangères ne serait-ce qu’en raison des besoins engendrés par les rigueurs du climat. 

 

Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


July 30, 2023


Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!


July 28, 2023


Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


July 27, 2023


Concerts
SINGING WEEK | Apéro recital - Marc Hervieux, tenor, and Éric Sénéchal, piano - 05:30 PM

Apéro recital with Marc Hervieux, tenor, and Éric Sénéchal, piano, on La Véranda de Pierre Thibault, July 27 at 5:30 p.m.


July 26, 2023


Concerts
SINGING WEEK | Apero operettes - Offenbach : Pomme d'Api, Conservatoire de musique de Saguenay, and Le mariage aux lanternes, Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski - 05:00 PM

An integral part of Singing Week, we present, for the third year in a row, apero operettas on La Veranda de Pierre Thibault, July 26 at 5 pm.


July 24, 2023


Concerts
SINGING WEEK | First master class, 1 to 3 p.m. - With Marc Hervieux, tenor, for students of the Rimouski and Saguenay music conservatories, open to the public - 01:00 PM

This master class, presented by tenor Marc Hervieux, is for students from the Conservatoires de musique de Rimouski et du Saguenay, and runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Desjardins area of the Great Hall. Please note that this event, originally scheduled for 10 a.m., will take place at 1 p.m.

Concerts
SINGING WEEK | Second master class, 4 to 6 p.m. - With Marc Hervieux, tenor, for students of the conservatoires de musique de Rimouski et de Saguenay, open to the public - 04:00 PM

This master class, presented by tenor Marc Hervieux, is for students from the conservatoires de musique de Rimouski et du Saguenay, and runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Desjardins area of the Great Hall. Please note that this event, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., will take place at 4 p.m.


July 23, 2023


Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!


July 22, 2023


Concerts
CONCERT | Taches (Éric Normand, bass, and Clarisse Bériault, oboe), unusual chamber music - 04:00 PM

They have a duo, and the music lies somewhere between everything you can imagine: delicate chamber music with a whole host of influences from Jimmy Giuffre to Morton Feldman, electronic noise and medieval songs.

Culinary Events
BENEFIT DINNER | Les Amis des Jardins de Métis - 06:00 PM

The benefit dinner for the Amis des Jardins de Métis will take place on Saturday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at the Villa Estevan.


July 21, 2023


Sale
Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay - 09:00 AM

Creative residency of photographer Louise Tanguay - Le pavot bleu

Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay
 Desjardins area of the Grand Hall

Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


July 20, 2023


Sale
Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay - 09:00 AM

Creative residency of photographer Louise Tanguay - Le pavot bleu

Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay
 Desjardins area of the Grand Hall

Lectures
TALK | Tracking Time: Alexander Henderson’s Photographs of the Intercolonial Railway – 1873-1876 - 04:00 PM

Talk

Tracking Time: Alexander Henderson’s Photographs of the Intercolonial Railway – 1873-1876

Alexander Reford

Thursday, July 20, 4 p.m., aire Desjardin, Great hall


July 19, 2023


Sale
Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay - 09:00 AM

Creative residency of photographer Louise Tanguay - Le pavot bleu

Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay
 Desjardins area of the Grand Hall


July 18, 2023


Sale
Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay - 09:00 AM

Creative residency of photographer Louise Tanguay - Le pavot bleu

Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay
 Desjardins area of the Grand Hall


July 17, 2023


Sale
Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay - 09:00 AM

Creative residency of photographer Louise Tanguay - Le pavot bleu

Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay
 Desjardins area of the Grand Hall


July 16, 2023


Sale
Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay - 09:00 AM

Creative residency of photographer Louise Tanguay - Le pavot bleu

Pop-up sale exhibition Le pavot bleu by Louise Tanguay
 Desjardins area of the Grand Hall

Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!


July 15, 2023


Workshops
BLUE ALLIES | Cyanotypes - Christine Fitzgerald with Lyne Morissette - 11:30 AM

Ottawa artist Christine Fitzgerald in collaboration with renowned marine conservation scientist Dr. Lyne Morissette will lead a public workshop teaching participants from the Métis area and Lower St. Lawrence communities how to create blue cyanotypes, one-of-a-kind prints made by exposing river specimens on light-sensitive paper and fabric. 


July 14, 2023


Lectures
LECTURE | En/In vogue. Elsie Reford and the Parisian novelty - 05:00 PM

This talk, given by Philippe Denis, will take the form of a treasure hunt. It will enable the audience to retrace the investigation that led to this conclusion, presenting the elements that enabled it to be formulated.

Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


July 9, 2023


Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!

Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 04:00 PM

For the 23rd edition of the literary teas, the Reford Gardens will be hosting eight events featuring 13 of Quebec's leading literary figures and their accompanying musicians, from June 25 to September 24.


July 7, 2023


Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


July 6, 2023


Workshops
Mediation activity - Les mondes acoustiques du paysage - With Camille Zaroubi and Emmanuelle Loslier - 02:00 PM

Come and discover, in the Desjardins Area of the Grand Hall, the natural and acoustic phenomena that make the Mer du vent bottles sing and transform the Miroirs acoustiques into veritable amplifiers of surrounding sounds, thanks to the specific properties of their parabolic shape.


July 2, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | July 2 - 08:30 AM
It's blue poppy time! Take advantage of this free Sunday to come and see them!On the agenda: Workshop - Paper making with the AFBL, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Arboretum Film screening and workshop ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM, 01:00 PM

The popular musical picnics are back in the Arboretum near the Estevan Lodge, on the brand-new Hydro-Québec Stage, every Sunday from July 2 to August 20! We look forward to seeing you there! 

The event is free with admission to the Reford Gardens. You can buy a lunch at the Bufton, or bring your own picnic.

 

We look forward to enjoying the music with you!

Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


July 1, 2023


Lectures
LECTURE | Jules-A. Brillant et l'électrification de la région, by Richard Saindon and Paul Larocque - 02:00 PM

In 1911, 22-year-old Jules-A. Brillant, became manager of the newly-formed Compagnie électrique d'Amqui. Eight years later, he had taken control of the company. But Brillant was thinking big...


June 30, 2023


Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


June 29, 2023


Family Event
Sophie Faucher presents FRIDA EN GASPÉSIE at the Reford Gardens - 01:30 PM

Come and meet actress and author Sophie Faucher on Thursday June 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Reford Gardens arboretum.


June 25, 2023


Literary Teas
Literary Teas - 01:30 PM, 04:00 PM

For the 23rd edition of the literary teas, the Reford Gardens will be hosting eight events featuring 13 of Quebec's leading literary figures and their accompanying musicians, from June 25 to September 24.


June 23, 2023


Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


June 21, 2023


Launches
Horizon fleuve Launch - 05:30 PM

The Carrefour de la littérature, des arts et de la culture (CLAC) is pleased to present the exhibition Horizon fleuve, a CLAC production combining creative writing, photography and marine sciences.


June 18, 2023


Workshops
Youth mediation activity - With legaga - 10:00 AM
Youngsters aged 4 to 11 and their families are invited to come and meet the members of legaga, designers of the Open Space garden (2021), for a game-creation workshop on architecture. Some of the secr ... (Read more)
Launches
LAUNCHING | The Art of Living - Reford Gardens 2023 museum theme - 02:00 PM

Two launchings in one - Soak up the art of living at the Reford Gardens, with fashion from the late 1800s and clay creations by Stéphanie Béliveau.


June 10, 2023


Workshops
Outdoor Reading Circle (Event in French) - 02:30 PM
Author-in-residence Claire Moeder invites readers to gather for an outdoor reading circle. This convivial moment of reading and discussion is an opportunity to create a dialogue between the Reford Gar ... (Read more)

June 4, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | June 4 - 08:00 AM
Every first Sunday of the month is a free Sunday for Quebec residents! On the program: Face painting for children - with make-up artist Sandrine Cusson, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the veranda of t ... (Read more)
Family Event
WORKSHOP - Paper-making with the AFBL - 10:00 AM

An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.


June 3, 2023


Workshops
Creative Writing Workshop with Claire Moeder (Event in French) - 01:00 PM
Author-in-residence Claire Moeder offers a group writing workshop in immersion in the Reford Gardens. The workshop allows us to experiment with our relationship to natural places and the plant world a ... (Read more)

May 13, 2023


Special Events
Annual Gardens Work Party - 09:00 AM
Come work alongside our gardeners and workers to prepare the gardens for the opening of the season. For the past few years, we have been inviting you to come and share a work day with us. This is an ... (Read more)

May 7, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | May 7 - 12:00 PM
A fantastic program in all its grandeur! Presentation of Elsie Reford's violin to a young musician of the Bas-Saint-LaurentOn this occasion, Elsie's violin, restored in 2022 by luthier Olivier P&eacu ... (Read more)

April 23, 2023


Family Event
World Book and Copyright Day - Hydro-Québec Youth Afternoon with Orbie, Élodie and Janou-Ève - 01:30 PM
As part of the Festival La crue des mots and the World Book and Copyright Day, the Carrefour de la littérature, des arts et de la culture (CLAC) invites families of the region to come and attend this ... (Read more)

April 2, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | April 2 - Tulipomania, tulip and dried flowers Festival - 12:00 PM
To mark the return of spring and the renewal of the Free on Sundays program, we are organizing a mini-tulip festival. The Great Hall will burst into bloom on Sunday, April 2 from noon to 4 pm. We will ... (Read more)

March 8, 2023


Special Events
BOOK LAUNCH | Ottawa | Elsie Reford : 150 Objects of Passion - 07:00 PM
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Les Jardins de Métis and Les Éditions Umanium, in cooperation with Library and Archives Canada, invite you to the launch of the book El ... (Read more)

March 6, 2023


Special Events
BOOK LAUNCH | Montreal | Elsie Reford : 150 Objects of Passion - 05:00 PM
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Les Jardins de Métis and Les Éditions Umanium, invite you to the launch of the book Elsie Reford: 150 Objects of Passion. Meet the ... (Read more)

March 5, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | Winter Wonderland - 11:00 AM
Our traditional free Sunday WINTER WONDERLAND returns on March 5, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! Snowshoe trails, hot beverages for everyone and bonfires will be on the schedule. Discover the beauty of ... (Read more)

February 24, 2023


Special Events
Lower Saint Lawrence Social Enterprise Day - 10:00 AM
Want to learn about social enterprises and their important role our region’s economy? Do you have an idea for a collective solution to an issue in your community? Want to know more about startin ... (Read more)

January 8, 2023


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | January 8 | Thank you ! - 11:00 AM
A special free winter Sunday to thank the community for coming to our aid after the December 23rd winds.This Sunday, a special concert will be presented in the Desjardins area of the Great Hall to tha ... (Read more)

December 15, 2022


Culinary Events
REFORD GARDENS X DISTILLERIE DE LA MITIS | Pairing meal (4 courses and 4 spirits) - 06:00 PM
Our chef, Frédérick Boucher, and the Distillerie de la Mitis are proud to present their dinner quartet! Frédérick will develop 4 courses that will pair perfectly with the 4 ... (Read more)

December 4, 2022


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | Dive into the Christmas Spirit at the Reford Gardens ! - 01:00 PM
That's right! Free Sundays, so popular during the summer season, will be held a few times this winter. We invite you to the first festive winter free Sunday! Program 1 to 3 pm 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: C ... (Read more)

November 19, 2022


Lectures
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Female Entrepreneurship - Les Mauvaises Herbes - 01:30 PM
As part of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elsie Reford, the founder of Les Jardins de Métis, a series of conferences has been organized to highlight the various passions of this inspirin ... (Read more)

October 28, 2022


Special Events
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Histoire et poésies pour mettre le feu - Stéphanie Pelletier and Robin Servant - 07:30 PM
22/ticket. Click here to buy your ticket (with extra service fees) or pay it at the door, by card only. The Carrefour de la littérature, des arts et de la culture (CLAC) is partnerin ... (Read more)

October 10, 2022


Lectures
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Marthe Laverdière - 03:00 PM
Marthe Laverdière in conference at the Reford Gardens / Jardins de Métis as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Elsie Reford, in the Great Hall. $22/ticket, valid for members a ... (Read more)

October 2, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 08:30 AM
Every first Sunday of the month is a free Sunday!  Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens are participating in the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications' measure of free adm ... (Read more)
Family Event
Rendez-vous des Grandes Gueules with Thierno Diallo - 02:00 PM
Thierno DIALLO was born in Senegal.  He tells tales from Africa and elsewhere for young and old alike, in festivals, libraries, theaters, social centers, schools, etc. Winner of the Grand Prix ... (Read more)

September 25, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary tea of Rodney St-Éloi and Yara El-Ghadban - 04:00 PM
Literary performance Les racistes n’ont jamais vu la mer A collaboration with the Salon du livre de Rimouski Host: Élise Argouarc'h Rodney Saint-Éloi and Yara El-Ghadban are co- ... (Read more)

September 24, 2022


Workshops
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Lily Planting Workshop - 01:00 PM
The activity will take place in three parts. A historical component, dealing with Elsie's life and her relationship with gardening, as well as a horticultural component, dealing with the origin and bi ... (Read more)

September 11, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary tea of Isabelle Miron - 04:00 PM
Literary performance L’estran Accompanying musicians: Dâvi Simard, violin, Mili Hong, percussion and Sébastien Sauvageau, guitar L'estran was born from the encounter between poet Isabelle Miron, ... (Read more)

September 4, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 08:30 AM
Every first Sunday of the month is a free Sunday!  Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens are participating in the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications' measure of free adm ... (Read more)
Family Event
Play and Design in Architecture Workshop - 10:00 AM
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., young people aged 4 to 11 are invited to come and meet the members of "legaga", who signed Open Spaces in 2021 on the site of the International Garden Festival, for a ... (Read more)
Concerts
Jazz Street Boyz, presented by the Festi Jazz International de Rimouski - 01:00 PM
Born in the alleys of Montreal in 2010, the Jazz Street Boyz go straight to the point, the blues and the party. Composed by Jérôme Dupuis-Cloutier on trumpet and piano and Dominic Desjar ... (Read more)
Special Events
FREE SUNDAY | Signing session with Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette - 05:00 PM
On Sunday, September 4, from 5 to 6 pm at the Jardins de Métis, we invite you to come and meet Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette during a book signing. We will have three of her books on site, available for p ... (Read more)

September 3, 2022


Lectures
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Laure Waridel | TRANSITION IS NOW - 02:00 PM
Eco-sociologist Laure Waridel to speak at the Jardins de Métis as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of Elsie Reford in the Great Hall.For reservations, click here.  Laure Waridel ... (Read more)

August 28, 2022


Concerts
Tribute to Elsie Reford, by Mathieu David Gagnon - 01:30 PM
Unpublished tribute work by Mathieu David Gagnon for Elsie Reford's 150th birthday, played with her restored violin. Elise Lavoie, a well-known violinist in the region and in Quebec, will bring Elsie ... (Read more)
Literary Teas
Literary tea of Robert Lalonde and Marie-Hélène Voyer - 04:00 PM
Accompanying musicians: Cylia Themens et Jean Humpich Host: Annie Landreville With L'habitude des ruines, Marie-Hélène Voyer questions our relationship to built heritage, between her childhood in ... (Read more)

August 27, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Carte blanche à... François Grisé, of Un et un font mille : IMAGINARIUM - POESIS 3 - 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM, 06:00 PM
For 4 days, artist François Grisé will take place in the heart of the Imaginarium - conceived in collaboration with the architecture and design firm Ædifica - to meet the public in ... (Read more)

August 26, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Carte blanche à... François Grisé, of Un et un font mille : IMAGINARIUM - POESIS 3 - 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM
For 4 days, artist François Grisé will take place in the heart of the Imaginarium - conceived in collaboration with the architecture and design firm Ædifica - to meet the public in ... (Read more)

August 25, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Carte blanche à... François Grisé, of Un et un font mille : IMAGINARIUM - POESIS 3 - 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM
For 4 days, artist François Grisé will take place in the heart of the Imaginarium - conceived in collaboration with the architecture and design firm Ædifica - to meet the public in ... (Read more)

August 24, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Carte blanche à... François Grisé, of Un et un font mille : IMAGINARIUM - POESIS 3 - 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM
For 4 days, artist François Grisé will take place in the heart of the Imaginarium - conceived in collaboration with the architecture and design firm Ædifica - to meet the public in ... (Read more)

August 21, 2022


Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)
Special Events
Dansons aux Jardins! (Let's Dance at the Gardens) - 03:00 PM
Dansons aux Jardins! is a choreographic journey in contemporary dance, music and sculptures that will be presented in the Reford Garens on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 of August at 3 pm. Compo ... (Read more)

August 20, 2022


Special Events
Dansons aux Jardins! (Let's Dance at the Gardens) - 03:00 PM
Dansons aux Jardins! is a choreographic journey in contemporary dance, music and sculptures that will be presented in the Reford Garens on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 of August at 3 pm. Compo ... (Read more)

August 19, 2022


Special Events
Dansons aux Jardins! (Let's Dance at the Gardens) - 03:00 PM
Dansons aux Jardins! is a choreographic journey in contemporary dance, music and sculptures that will be presented in the Reford Garens on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 of August at 3 pm. Compo ... (Read more)

August 17, 2022


Culinary Events
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee with Ricardo Larrivée - 11:00 AM
On August 17, 2022, to celebrate the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, marking the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne, Les Jardins de Métis are proud to welcome R ... (Read more)
Culinary Events
GARDEN PARTY | English tea ceremony with Ricardo - 04:00 PM
Come and attend the English tea ceremony as a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee with Ricardo Larrivée, Annie Vanasse (director of the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski) and Alexand ... (Read more)

August 14, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary Tea of Alain Farah - 04:00 PM
Accompanying musician: Rosaline Deslauriers Host: Maxime Catellier The author will present his most recent novel, Mille secrets mille dangers published by Le Quartanier and finalist for the Prix des ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)

August 7, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 08:30 AM
Every first Sunday of the month is a free Sunday!  Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens are participating in the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications' measure of free adm ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)
Family Event
Play and Design in Architecture Workshop - 10:00 AM
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., young people aged 4 to 11 are invited to come and meet the members of "legaga", who signed Open Spaces in 2021 on the site of the International Garden Festival, for a ... (Read more)

August 6, 2022


Lectures
Guided tour of the Contemporary Art Walk with Ève de Garie-Lamanque - 01:00 PM
Guided tour of the Contemporary Art Walk at the Reford Gardens with the curator of contemporary art at the Musée régional de Rimouski, Ève de Garie-Lamanque, on Saturday, August 6, 1:00 pm. The co ... (Read more)
Family Event
Play and Design in Architecture Workshop - 02:00 PM
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., young people aged 4 to 11 are invited to come and meet the members of "legaga", who signed Open Spaces in 2021 on the site of the International Garden Festival, for a ... (Read more)

August 5, 2022


Concerts
AD VITAM BREVEM - 11:00 AM, 03:00 PM
Ad vitam brevem is a hyper-accelerated historical and prophetic narrative that begins at the very beginning of life on Earth, flies through the short reign of human beings and ends in a post-civilizat ... (Read more)

August 4, 2022


Family Event
OUTDOOR CINEMA | Va jouer dehors ! - 08:15 PM
5 short films for children will be presented on August 4, 2022 at 8:15 pm at the McGill Bicentennial Stage of the Jardins de Métis, in collaboration with the Carrousel international du film de ... (Read more)

August 3, 2022


Lectures
Autobiography of a Garden - 04:00 PM
Illustrated lecture and book launch of Patterson Webster's new book on the garden she created on Lake Massawippi in the Eastern Townships. Autobiography of a Garden follows Pat Webster's tw ... (Read more)

August 2, 2022


Family Event
La chasse au haïku - 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM
HAIKU: a short poem that captures a moment of ephemeral beauty In La chasse au haïku, haiku is introduced by reading and writing haiku as a group. This is followed by a haiku hunt, where partici ... (Read more)

August 1, 2022


Family Event
La chasse au haïku - 11:00 AM, 01:00 PM
HAIKU: a short poem that captures a moment of ephemeral beauty In La chasse au haïku, haiku is introduced by reading and writing haiku as a group. This is followed by a haiku hunt, where partici ... (Read more)

July 31, 2022


Carte blanche to...
«Elsie Reford - héroïne d`Anaïs» - A Reading with Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette - 04:00 PM
Nos héroïnesClick here to reserve Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette invites young people to discover the portraits of 40 little-known Quebec women, whether they were sportswomen, nuns, scientists or artists ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)

July 30, 2022


Culinary Events
Benefit dinner for the Festival - 05:00 PM
Benefit dinner for the International Garden Festival, July 30, 5 p.m. $200/ticket ($125 tax receipt). Reserve at 418 775-2221, ext. 221.   Take a look at the menu by clicking here. ... (Read more)

July 28, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Faunes - Variations - 03:30 PM
Danièle Desnoyers and her company Le Carré des Lombes return to the Reford Gardens to present a new event. The Quebec choreographer continues her investigation of dance "outside the walls" as part o ... (Read more)

July 27, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Faunes - Variations - 03:30 PM
Danièle Desnoyers and her company Le Carré des Lombes return to the Reford Gardens to present a new event. The Quebec choreographer continues her investigation of dance "outside the walls" as part o ... (Read more)

July 26, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Faunes - Variations - 03:30 PM
Danièle Desnoyers and her company Le Carré des Lombes return to the Reford Gardens to present a new event. The Quebec choreographer continues her investigation of dance "outside the walls" as part o ... (Read more)

July 25, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Faunes - Variations - 03:30 PM
Danièle Desnoyers and her company Le Carré des Lombes return to the Reford Gardens to present a new event. The Quebec choreographer continues her investigation of dance "outside the walls" as part o ... (Read more)

July 24, 2022


Launches
LAUNCHING | Olmsted 200 - 02:00 PM
A park is a work of art, designed to produce certain effects upon the mind of men. There should be nothing in it absolutely nothing – not a foot of surface nor a spear of grass – which does not re ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)

July 23, 2022


Concerts
SIXTRUM at the McGill Bicentennial Sustainable Stage, on Saturday July 23 at 2:30 pm - 02:30 PM
Since 2007, SIXTRUM has tirelessly explored the world of contemporary percussion, counting dozens of collaborations with composers and several hundred concerts in Canada and on the international scene ... (Read more)

July 22, 2022


Culinary Events
Benefit dinner - 05:00 PM
Benefit dinner for the Amis des Jardins de Métis, Friday, July 22, at 5 pm. The culinary theme, established by chef Frédérick Boucher and museum department coordinator Marjelaine ... (Read more)

July 20, 2022


Concerts
Così fan tutte - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as an opera apero - 05:30 PM
Così fan tutte is an opera presented by the students of the Rimouski music conservatories and the students of the Saguenay music conservatory. They will interpret Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's ... (Read more)

July 17, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Les saumons de la Mitisipu - 12:00 AM
Les saumons de la Mitisipu Text: Christine Beaulieu Artistic director: Geneviève Lizotte Sound design: Frédéric Auger With Christine Beaulieu and Alice Pascual   Performance offered free of ... (Read more)
Family Event
PROFESSION : DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT - 10:30 AM
On the site of the International Garden Festival, the creators of the Corps de résonance garden, Charlotte Barbeau, Leila Desrosiers and Jean-Benoît Trudelle, will meet with young people ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)

July 16, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Les saumons de la Mitisipu - 12:00 AM
Les saumons de la Mitisipu Text: Christine Beaulieu Artistic director: Geneviève Lizotte Sound design: Frédéric Auger With Christine Beaulieu and Alice Pascual   Performance offered free of ... (Read more)
Family Event
PROFESSION : DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT - 10:30 AM
On the site of the International Garden Festival, the creators of the Corps de résonance garden, Charlotte Barbeau, Leila Desrosiers and Jean-Benoît Trudelle, will meet with young people ... (Read more)

July 15, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Les saumons de la Mitisipu - 12:00 AM
Les saumons de la Mitisipu Text: Christine Beaulieu Artistic director: Geneviève Lizotte Sound design: Frédéric Auger With Christine Beaulieu and Alice Pascual   Performance offered free of ... (Read more)
Workshops
Gyotaku workshop with Alexis Aubin-Laperrière - 09:00 AM
  Gyotaku workshop with Alexis Aubin-Laperrière, Friday, July 15 at the Villa Estevan. Demonstration from 9 to 11 am, discussion at 4:45 pm. Held on Saturday in case of rain on Friday. Fre ... (Read more)
Launches
Launching - The Reford Gardens - As Time Goes By... - 05:00 PM
Louise Tanguay invites you to the launch of her mural exhibition The Reford Gardens - As Time Goes By... and the launch of her eponymous book. Event taking place rain or shine, July 15th at 5pm.& ... (Read more)

July 13, 2022


Lectures
Screening of La Véranda, by Edgar Fritz - 05:00 PM
Attend the screening of Edgar Fritz's La Véranda, with Christine Beaulieu, Alice Pascual, Geneviève Lizotte, Frédéric Auger, Pierre Thibault and Alexander Reford, on Wednes ... (Read more)

July 10, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary Tea of Catherine Perrin - 04:00 PM
Accompanying musicians: Normand Forget and Mathieu Lussier Catherine Perrin will read for us a few excerpts from her two most recent novels. The oboist and professor at the Conservatoire de Rimouski, ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)

July 8, 2022


Launches
Launching - RESTORATION by Mark Raynes Roberts - 02:00 PM
“The Covid pandemic has changed the world we live in, limiting our interaction with one another and reordering how we communicate as human beings. The idea for “RESTORATION” grew fr ... (Read more)

July 3, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 08:30 AM
Every first Sunday of the month is a free Sunday!  Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens are participating in the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications' measure of free adm ... (Read more)
Musical picnics
Musical Picnics - 11:30 AM
Every Sunday from July 3 to August 21, from 11:30 AM to noon and a quarter and from 1 PM to 1:45 PM, the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski will hold its musical picnics at the arboretum near the Vi ... (Read more)

June 26, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Return to Walden, in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau - 04:00 PM
Conference * Retour à Walden, sur les pas d’Henry David Thoreau (Return to Walden, in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau)Click here to reserve your seat "I was in my twenties when I first read ... (Read more)

June 23, 2022


Launches
Inauguration of the 23rd Edition of the International Garden Festival - 06:00 PM
Come to the inauguration of the 23rd edition of the International Garden Festival! The designers of the five new gardens will be present. Cocktail on site.  ... (Read more)

June 19, 2022


Launches
Launching - Look-à-tout and Fishing Guides - 11:52 AM
Fishing guides At times, their identities were known, and at others, they were a mystery. From Indigenous, francophone or anglophone backgrounds, fishing guides were truly the heart and soul of the a ... (Read more)

June 11, 2022


Workshops
Cultural mediation workshop with Maude Boutin St-Pierre and Julie Bellavance - 12:00 PM
Saturday June 11, from noon to 2pm, come and discover the work of our artists in residence at the Maison d'Ariane. Julie Bellavance and Maude Boutin St-Pierre invite you to enter their creative proces ... (Read more)
Lectures
The Veiled Man - 01:00 PM
By Maude Leduc Préfontaine and Soliel Perreault As part of the project Se corrompre of L'ExiL The literary artists present a retelling of a tale of quest, giant, gardening, life and death, inspired ... (Read more)

June 5, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 08:30 AM
Every first Sunday of the month is a free Sunday!  Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens are participating in the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications' measure of free adm ... (Read more)

May 14, 2022


Others
Garden Clean-Up - 09:00 AM
The garden team invites you to join them for a garden clean-up on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meeting time is 9 a.m. at the Visitor Centre, and lunch will be provided; to reserve one of th ... (Read more)