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December 15, 2022


Culinary Events
REFORD GARDENS X DISTILLERIE DE LA MITIS | Pairing meal (4 courses and 4 spirits) - 6:00 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)



Past events


May


May 14, 2022


Others
Garden Clean-Up - 9:00 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)

June


June 5, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 8:30 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)

June 8, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (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 - 1:00 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 15, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (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 22, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)

June 23, 2022


Launches
Inauguration of the 23rd Edition of the International Garden Festival - 6:00 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 26, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Return to Walden, in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau - 4:00 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 29, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)

July


July 3, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 8:30 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
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (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 6, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)

July 8, 2022


Launches
Launching - RESTORATION by Mark Raynes Roberts - 2:00 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 10, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary Tea of Catherine Perrin - 4:00 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 13, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)
Lectures
Screening of La Véranda, by Edgar Fritz - 5:00 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 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 - 9:00 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... - 5:00 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 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 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 20, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)
Concerts
Così fan tutte - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as an opera apero - 5:30 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 22, 2022


Culinary Events
Benefit dinner - 5:00 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 23, 2022


Concerts
SIXTRUM at the McGill Bicentennial Sustainable Stage, on Saturday July 23 at 2:30 pm - 2:30 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 24, 2022


Launches
LAUNCHING | Olmsted 200 - 2:00 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 25, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Faunes - Variations - 3:30 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 - 3:30 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


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)
Carte blanche to...
Faunes - Variations - 3:30 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 28, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Faunes - Variations - 3:30 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 30, 2022


Culinary Events
Benefit dinner for the Festival - 5:00 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 31, 2022


Carte blanche to...
«Elsie Reford - héroïne d`Anaïs» - A Reading with Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette - 4:00 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)

August


August 1, 2022


Family Event
La chasse au haïku - 1:00 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 2, 2022


Family Event
La chasse au haïku - 1:00 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 3, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)
Lectures
Autobiography of a Garden - 4:00 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 4, 2022


Family Event
OUTDOOR CINEMA | Va jouer dehors ! - 8:15 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 5, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)
Concerts
AD VITAM BREVEM - 11:00 AM
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 6, 2022


Lectures
Guided tour of the Contemporary Art Walk with Ève de Garie-Lamanque - 1:00 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 - 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 7, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 8:30 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 10, 2022


Family Event
The AFBL's Workshops - 10:00 AM
Throughout the summer, our team of naturalists will host an interactive booth where you can discover the unsuspected uses of wood. Indeed, from the bathroom to the classroom, forest products are prese ... (Read more)

August 14, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary Tea of Alain Farah - 4:00 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 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 - 4:00 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 19, 2022


Special Events
Dansons aux Jardins! (Let's Dance at the Gardens) - 3:00 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) - 3:00 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 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) - 3:00 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 24, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Carte blanche à... François Grisé, of Un et un font mille : IMAGINARIUM - POESIS 3 - 10:00 AM
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
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
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 27, 2022


Carte blanche to...
Carte blanche à... François Grisé, of Un et un font mille : IMAGINARIUM - POESIS 3 - 10:00 AM
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 28, 2022


Concerts
Tribute to Elsie Reford, by Mathieu David Gagnon - 1:30 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 - 4:00 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)

September


September 3, 2022


Lectures
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Laure Waridel | TRANSITION IS NOW - 2:00 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)

September 4, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 8:30 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 - 1:00 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 - 5:00 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 11, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary tea of Isabelle Miron - 4:00 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 24, 2022


Workshops
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Lily Planting Workshop - 1:00 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 25, 2022


Literary Teas
Literary tea of Rodney St-Éloi and Yara El-Ghadban - 4:00 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)

October


October 2, 2022


Free Sundays
Free Sundays - 8:30 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 - 2:00 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)

October 10, 2022


Lectures
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Marthe Laverdière - 3:00 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 28, 2022


Special Events
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Histoire et poésies pour mettre le feu - Stéphanie Pelletier and Robin Servant - 7:30 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)

November


November 19, 2022


Lectures
ELSIE 150 CELEBRATIONS | Female Entrepreneurship - Les Mauvaises Herbes - 1:30 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)

December


December 4, 2022


Free Sundays
FREE SUNDAY | Dive into the Christmas Spirit at the Reford Gardens ! - 1:00 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)