Welcome to the Web Site of Reford Gardens and the International Garden Festival.

Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens invite you to explore the gardens and its many attractions. Our new web site has been created to provide you with all the information you need. Whether you are just looking for dates and rates, seeking to learn more about this national historic site or trying to replicate Elsie Reford’s success with the magical and mysterious blue poppy, or wishing to view the more than 100 gardens presented by the International Garden Festival, this web site has a great deal of information and some stunning images. We have done our best to provide you with a flavor of this special place.

We hope that you will explore this site – or better yet – make the visit to Grand-Métis to visit the Gardens for yourself.

The Gardens will be open from May 30 to September 27, 2015.

Winter Wonderland

Benefit Dinner


Magical, wondrous, exquisite….these are just some of the words used to describe the dinner in the potager by those present. Everyone was overwhelmed by the beauty of the vegetable garden and the surrounding flowerbeds, the impeccable organization and of course the dinner itself. The lighting of the site and the pathways made for a memorable experience leading from the potager to Estevan Lodge. The opportunity to witness the brigade from the kitchen preparing the meal was a special bonus.

Pierre-Oliver and his team were exceptional. Using vegetables, herbs and berries from the gardens, they offered a meal that tasted of the gardens, including ice cream made from our mountain pines. Those who participated much appreciated the originality of the meal made from the gardens’ vegetables and those from local suppliers. The choice of wines matched with each course was also remarkable, the fruit of the collaboration with the SAQ in Mont-Joli.

Thanks to all of the staff, participants and the partners of the event : SAQ, Raymond Chabit Grant Thornton and Jean-Yves Roy.

https://www.facebook.com/JardinsdeMetis/photos/pcb.10152707492666385/10152707483686385/?type=1&theaterSee pictures of the event.

Season's Pass

Buy your Season's Pass online

A Season's Pass to the Reford Gardens provides you with:

  • Unlimited access to Reford Gardens and International Garden Festival
  • Access to the dining rooms in Estevan Lodge
  • Receive a complimentary floral salad in a spoon whenever you join us for lunch at Estevan Lodge
  • Invitations to special events
  • Friends of Metis Newsletter
  • 10% discount in the Garden Shop
  • Free access to the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière and the Manoir Fraser in Rivière du Loup



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and contribute to the preservation and development of the Reford Gardens

Donations are used entirely for environmental, education and cultural programs and for our ongoing efforts to restore the gardens and heritage buildings we own. Your contribution, whatever its size, will assist us in our efforts. Please give generously.