The traditional Winter Wonderland at the Reford Gardens is back for its 14th edition.
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.
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.
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.
Concert using the Seiler grand piano, festive spirit and winter walk in the gardens
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.
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.
An interactive workshop for the whole family on paper and wood.
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.
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.
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.
The Villa Estevan Lodge restaurant presents "Beer Evenings".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lecture by Alexander Reford, director of the Reford Gardens.
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.
A lecture by Émile Forest, in collaboration with the École d’été de l’Université de Montréal.
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.
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.
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.
Apéro recital with Marc Hervieux, tenor, and Éric Sénéchal, piano, on La Véranda de Pierre Thibault, July 27 at 5:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tracking Time: Alexander Henderson’s Photographs of the Intercolonial Railway – 1873-1876
Thursday, July 20, 4 p.m., aire Desjardin, Great hall
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.
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.
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.
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...
Come and meet actress and author Sophie Faucher on Thursday June 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Reford Gardens arboretum.
Conference on a manifesto for sustainable, modern architecture.
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.
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.
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