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Treasures of the Reford Gardens

Alexander Reford

Treasures of the Reford Gardens

Elsie"s floral legacy

by Alexander Reford

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Published by Éditions de l"Homme in Montréal .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Flowers -- Pictorial works.,
  • Jardins de Métis (Grand-Métis, Québec)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesElsie"s floral legacy
    StatementAlexander Reford, text ; Louise Tanguay, photographs.
    GenrePictorial works.
    ContributionsTanguay, Louise.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination177 p. :
    Number of Pages177
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21243444M
    ISBN 102761922271
    ISBN 109782761922272
    OCLC/WorldCa64503573

    While you're in town visiting Reford Gardens, you can discover the sights within a couple miles of the area. Parc de la Riviere Mitis and Lelievre Karting are some sights worth a visit in the area. Spend some time checking out Centre d'Art Marcel Gagnon, which is mi ( km) from Reford Gardens, or make a stop by Vieux Moulin, located 8 mi. Antifloral, is an exhibition of Yves Arcand’s photographic views of Quebec flora. Passionate about politics, a committed philanthropist, nature lover, discover Elsie Reford’s rich life beyond the gardens that made her famous. WAR Flowers – A touring art exhibition is on display in France.


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Description. In the summer ofElsie Reford began transforming her fishing camp on the Metis River into a garden. Located miles north-east of Quebec City, at º N. latitude, the gardens she created over the next thirty years were the northernmost in the eastern half of North America.

In a follow-up to The Reford Gardens – Elsie’s Paradise (), the author continues the story of the magnificent gardens in Grand-Métis, Québec, created nearly a century ago by his great-grandmother, Elsie Reford. He highlights a selection of her favorite plants from among the hundreds she collected and cultivated and which she mentioned frequently in her garden diaries and other writings.

The Reford Gardens – Elsie’s Paradise Treasures of the Reford Gardens – Elsie’s Floral Legacy Guides to the Gardens of Québec – Reford Gardens These books are available via our Garden Shop.

History of the Mitis River L'héritage industriel de la rivière Mitis, written by Alexander Reford from the Bulletin Association québécoise pour le patrimoine industriel, Vol Numéro 3, Automne Elsie.

The Reford Gardens – Elsie’s Paradise Treasures of the Reford Gardens – Elsie’s Floral Legacy Guides to the Gardens of Québec – Reford Gardens These books are available via our Online Shop. Mitis River History L'héritage industriel de la rivière Mitis, wrote by Alexander Reford, historian and director of Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens.

Bulletin Aqpi, Vol Numéro 3, AutomneAssociation. Several books on the Reford Gardens have been written by Elsie Reford's great grandson and director of the gardens, Alexander Reford. The guide book Reford Gardens (Fides, ) describes the historical background and horticultural diversity of the gardens.

Elsie's Reford Gardens (Les Éditions de l'Homme, ) and Treasures of the Reford Gardens: Elsie's Floral Legacy (Les Éditions de l'Homme. TREASURES OF REFORD GARDENS - Calendar SKU: CA$ CA$ Unavailable per item + taxes and shipping.

The photographs in this calendar were shot at the Reford Gardens, Grand-Métis, Québec. ’’Louise Tanguay shows an extraordinary ability to capture the magic of the Reford Gardens. She has been photographing at the gardens for. 'Treasures in the Garden' is a Twinkl Originals story based around a brilliant pair of siblings who head out onto an adventure in their garden This story is all about imaginative play enjoyed by two children in the garden - including pirates, mermaids, astronauts, dragons, wizards and fairies.

Download our imaginative play-themed eBook 'Treasures in the Garden' today!5/5(9). One garden five experiences. CONTEMPLATE – the beauty of Elsie Reford's Garden and plant collections. Created from to by an avant-gardist planter and collector of rare plants, Elsie Reford, the Jardins de Métis is a national historic site of Canada.

A cultural space and tourist destination, the Reford Gardens provide visitors with varied multisensory experiences.

Some species and varieties of plants, including the famous Himalayan blue poppy, can be found in over a dozen gardens. Estevan Lodge presents a permanent exhibit about Elsie Reford who created the gardens from to Location:routeGrand-Métis, G0J 1Z0, Quebec.

- Reford Gardens. One of Canada’s Premier Garden DestinationsThe Reford Gardens/Jardins de Métis are recognized as one of Canada’s outstanding gardens.

A national historic site, they were created by a /5(). Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens, Grand-Metis: Address, Phone Number, Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens Reviews: //5(). From to she produced a series of guide books on gardens in Quebec. One of them, "The Reford Gardens", was an instant best-seller and was followed in by "The Treasures of the Reford Gardens".

In she published "Jewels of Hawai'i", a book on Hawaiian gardens. Louise has offered instructional workshops for many years. The gardens were begun by Elsie Reford in and in the international Festival of gardens was launched.

The aim is to show North Americans the work of garden designers from around the world. Elsie Reford’s Fishing Book. Jacqueline Hyman and Alexander Reford. The personal fishing book of Elsie Reford () of Montreal was used for many years when she summered in the English-speaking resort area of Metis on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

The garden website has a section indicating what should be in bloom each month as well as other useful information. Elsie’s great grandson, Alexander Reford, is director of the garden and author of the book, Elsie’s Paradise: The Reford Gardens. It is an excellent read and available in the garden shop.

Elsie Reford is the subject of several books by Alexander Reford, Elsie’s Paradise () and Treasures of the Reford Gardens (), a biography by Hélène Jasmin Elsie Reford: la grande dame des Jardins de Métis (), articles by historian Karine Hébert and documentaries on CBC Ideas and Aujourd’hui l’histoire on Radio-Canada.

Alexander Reford is the director of Les Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens. Born in Ottawa, and a native of Aylmer, Québec, he was educated at the University of Toronto and Oxford universities. He is the author of several books, including Elsie’s Paradise and Treasures of the Reford Gardens.

Description. Discontinued. Limited stock. This book is also available in English. Dans ce livre, qui fait suite aux Jardins de Métis: le paradis d'Elsie Reford (), l'auteur poursuit l'histoire des magnifiques jardins fondés il y a près d'un siècle à Grand-Métis, au Québec, par son arrière-grand-mère, Elsie Reford.

Parmi les centaines de plantes rassemblées et cultivées par son. Elsie Reford was a pioneer of Canadian horticulture, creating one of the largest private gardens in Canada on her estate, Estevan Lodge in eastern Quebec.

Located in Grand-Métis on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, her gardens have been open to the public since and operate under the name Les Jardins de Métis and Reford Gardens.

Biography. Alexander Reford, also a part-time historian, has written extensively about his great- grandmother and the flowers found in her gardens in the beautifully photographed books The Reford Gardens: Elsie's Paradise () and Treasures of the Reford Gardens: Elsie's Floral Legacy ().

About the Reford Gardens. Canada’s Historic Places. Journal of the New England Garden History Society, Virtual Exhibition “Fish Stories” on the Virtual Museum of Canada. Other. Brief Presentation of the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal.

Books about the Reford Gardens. Caledon Hills Peony Farm is located in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. We sell a wide variety of Herbaceous and Itoh Peony roots for Canadian gardeners. Caledon Hills Peony Farm is located in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. (excerpt from Treasures of the Reford Gardens by Alexander Reford) Our Favourites.

He has two other books on the history of the gardens, notably Elsie's Paradise – Reford Gardens and its sequel on the garden's plant collections, Treasures of Reford Gardens - Elsie Reford's Floral Legacy. He wrote The Metis Lighthouse with Paul Gendron and is leading efforts to preserve this local landmark.

He is writing a book on the gardens of Québec and a history of tourism in the province. "The Garden Book" presents a diverse range of garden and landscape designers responsible for some of the most interesting and iconic gardens of all time from around the world.

Gardens of Ancient Persia, the Moguls of India, and the palaces of Chinese Emperors sit side by side with contemporary gardens from the USA, Europe and Australia.4/5(14). His garden at Stonecrop in Cold Spring, New York is now a public garden encompassing 63 acres.

His book, The Greater Perfection, about the history and making of Les Quatre Vents, is considered by the Oxford Companion to the Garden to be “one of the best books ever written about the making of a garden by its creator”.

Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens: A Treasure in Gaspé - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Grand-Metis, Canada, at Tripadvisor.5/5(). His gardens were the subject of his coffee-table book, The Greater Perfection (Hortus Press, W.W. Norton & Co.), which the Oxford Companion to the Garden described as one of the best books.

Buy The Gardens of England: Treasures of the National Gardens Scheme by George Plumptre, Preface by Joe Swift (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(4).

Alexander Reford a été le doyen du St. Michael's College de l'Université de Toronto, poste qu'il a quitté en pour prendre la direction des Reford Gardens (Jardins de Métis).

Arrière-petit-fils d'Elsie Reford, créatrice des jardins, Alexander Reford est le Président des Amis des Jardins de Métis, association sans but lucratif 5/5(1). Reford Gardens were the creation of Elsie Reford. She was born into wealth and privilege inthe daughter of Robert Meighen and Elsie Stephen.

Meighen was president of Lake of the Woods Milling Company, producers of Five Roses flour and the biggest flour milling company in the British Empire. Top 10 books about gardens From theatres of social snobbery to fiery manifestos for rewilding, these volumes show that gardening can be sexy, scary and sometimes scandalous Vivian Swift.

Hotels near Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens; Near Airports. Hotels near (YUL) Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl Airport; Hotels near (YYY) Mont Joli Airport; Hotels near (YBC) Baie Comeau Airport; All things to do in Grand-Metis; Things to do near Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens.

Centre d'Art Marcel Gagnon; Club de Golf Boule Rock; Parc de la /5(). This once private estate is open to the public. The work of lady Reford still shine on the shore of St-Lawrence river estuary. Over the years Reford Garden has been enlarged and improved a lot.

The century old Reford Lodge is open to the public too. There is great a restaurant. /5(). The Jardins de Métis, also known in English as the Reford Gardens, is an English-style garden located at Grand-Métis, Quebec.

Originally private, the gardens were opened to the public in The gardens were designed a Canadian National Historic Site in and as a Quebec heritage site by the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec in Elsie Reford was a woman who left her mark on Montreal and Metis.

Born in Perth, Ontario, inand baptised Mary Elsie Stephen Meighen, she grew up in Montreal where her father was a successful businessman. Elsie Meighen was educated in Montreal and then attended finishing school in Paris and Dresden, Germany. "The Garden Book" presents a diverse range of garden and landscape designers responsible for some of the most interesting and iconic gardens of all time from around the world.

Gardens of Ancient Persia, the Moguls of India, and the palaces of Chinese Emperors sit side by side with contemporary gardens from the USA, Europe and Australia.4/5(14). The book is published by Birkhäuser, an international publisher for architecture, landscaping and design based in Basel, Switzerland.

Copies can be purchased for $60 from the Reford Gardens online store. It’s also available from Lee Valley as part of its Canada national botanical garden book collection. The book received financial Author: Garden Making.

Alexander Reford. Director of the famous Reford Gardens located in Grand-Métis, Quebec. Alexander is the great-grandson of its founder Elsia Reford.

This is a provincial treasure in Quebec and is well worth the visit. Alexander has been a longtime advocate for gardening and with a strong family history of gardening, Alexander has a wealth of.

Explore the manicured English-styled Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens, originally a private garden that now boasts status as a National Heritage Site. Wander the 18 hectares (45 acres) of grounds, and observe 3, species of plant life.

Dine at the onsite eatery and sample dishes concocted utilizing the garden's extensive plant on: QC, Price, QC G0J 1Z0, Canada. Reford Gardens, Grand-Métis (Québec) Canada. These gardens are recognized worldwide as one of Canada’s more outstanding for the historical efforts of the passionate gardener Elsie Reford who inherited the estate, and the world’s most avante gardening through the annual International Garden.

O copies of NATURA were sold. Between andshe produced a series of guide books on gardens in Quebec. One of them, The Reford Gardens, immediately became a best-seller and was followed by Treasures of the Reford Gardens in the spring of Jewels of Hawai’i, a book on Hawaiian gardens, was published in   Jardins de Metis / Reford Gardens: Beautiful garden - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Grand-Metis, Canada, at Tripadvisor.5/5().Reford Gardens Photo: This is a acre (8-hectare) English-style garden of, established between and by Elsie Reford on the site of her family’s fishing camp.