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 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 are open from May 28 to October 2, 2016.

Five experiences

Hydro-Québec Contest


ERE 132

Click on the image to get to the micro-site of ERE 132

Click here to RENT


Culinary Events

Culinary events at the Gardens - 2016

Culinary events held at Estevan Lodge are increasingly popular. Each event has a different theme to provide you with a unique tasting experience on every occasion. Chef Pierre-Olivier Ferry and his team develop special a menu, adapted to the theme and incorporating plants that are in season in the gardens and in the greenhouses.

Reservations: You can book online at one or more of our culinary events - to do so, click on the links below. You can also call us at 418 775-2222. A reservation fee of $5 per person is required to guarantee your reservation. This will be deducted from your final bill the day of your dining experience.

Gaspé Fisheries
Saturday, May 28
Starting at 6 pm
$ 50
Click here to reserve
Dinner and Lecture with
Jean Aubry

Friday, July 8
6 pm
5 courses meal with wine pairing
$ 90  
Reservation : 418 775-2222
Elsie's Vegetable Garden
Outdoor Benefit Dinner
Friday, August 5
6 pm
Reservation : 418 775-2222
Discovery of Mushrooms
Thursday, August 18
Friday, August 19
Starting at 6 pm
$ 50
Reservation : 418 775-2222
Wild Game
Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 8
Starting at 6 pm
$ 50
Reservation : 418 775-2222

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



Make a donation to Les Amis des Jardins de Métis

Give generously to Les Amis des Jardins de Métis
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.