Joly-de Lotbiniére, Sainte-Croix
of the most beautiful gardens in Quebec, and one with a long
horticultural tradition dating from 1828. The French-style
gardens contain a white garden, a cut flower garden, a garden
of curiosities and a garden of the senses. There are also
many hundreds of 150 year old trees planted by one of the
garden's original inhabitants, Sir Henry-Gustave Joly-De Lotbiniére.
Visit web site for details.
gardens and homes within were donated to Sherbrooke by Senator
Charles Benjamin Howard in the mid-twentieth century. The
grounds include flower beds, forest, parkland and places to
picnic. The gardens are open year round, but check web site
Daniel A. Séguin, Saint-Hyacinthe, twenty minutes
of the campus of the Institute of Agricultural Technology,
these gardens are in daily use by horticultural students who
use them as a learning aid. The eleven-acre gardens are now
open to the public and include over 2,500 species of trees
and flowers. the gardens include a formal French garden, a
medicinal herb garden, a water garden, a shade garden and
much more. See the web site for details.
de Grand-Portage, Saint Didace
organic vegetable garden open to the public. There are also
flower gardens and a Zen Garden. Lunch offered during harvest
season. Visit web site for details.
Merle Bleu, Notre-Dame de Portneuf, thirty miles east
started as a bird sanctuary in the early 1980s, ornamental
gardens have since been added. There are many winding walks
through its seven acres, through a Baroque garden, a white
garden, a shade garden, a secret garden, and many others.
Visit web site for opening times and admission fees.
King Estate, Hull, 25 minutes from Ottawa
former home of Canada's tenth prime minister, the Mackenzie
King Estate (or Moorside). Mackenzie was devoted to gardening,
and built some stunningly beautiful garden. Please see web
site for details, or phone (800) 465-1867.
Chénier-Sauvé, Saint Eustache
lovely and famous house, its gardens date from the mid-1800s.
Currently inhabited by a garden writer who is slowly restoring
the gardens, you can gather information about opening times
and admission by visiting their web site (currently available
only in French).
Henry-Stuart, Quebec City
authentic and historic cottage-style garden has hardly changed
over the past 100 years, being carefully maintained by its
previous owner Adele Stuart from 1918 to 1987. Please visit
web site for opening times and admission charges.
in the old velodrome for the 1976 Olympics, the biodome offers
visitors access to four ecosystems: Tropical Forest, Laurentian
Forest, Marine Environment of the Saint Lawrence, and Polar
World. Visit web site for opening times and admission fees.
its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition
greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and teams of researchers
and activities staff, the Montréal Botanical Garden
ranks as one of the world's largest and most spectacular botanical
their web site for operation hours and admission charges and
Royal Cemetery, Montréal
and graveyards often house the most beautiful gardens, and
the Mount Royal cemetery is no exception. It was founded in
1847 as a 'garden cemetery' and is well worth a visit. Admission
is free, but check the web site for opening times. Maps are
available at the gate.
Marie-Victorin, Kingsey Falls
twenty-nine acre garden has a large marsh garden that is home
to many exotic and native species. The site also has a flower
garden, bird garden, and a garden of useful plants. See web
site for details.