Three gardens to visit this summer

Trois jardins à visiter cette été

Visiting a garden is a most enjoyable experience, rich in emotions and discoveries. Immersed in the vegetation, you will surely live a time of great fullness that will help you find calm and peace in this world of upheavals. Then, this summer, get back in touch with nature by visiting one of the three gardens in the exception described here.

The Garden of Francis

Created by philanthropist and business man François Marcil, The Garden of Francis is an impressive area with an area of seven acres, located in Saint-Sauveur in the Laurentians. Great white pine bicentenaries and several other conifers protect this development bordered by the river Simon in which there are not less than 500 lilac, 1000 rose bushes and more than 7,000 perennials, whose superb collections of astilbes, lilies, and peonies.

The Garden of Francis is a development country, which is perfectly integrated to its environment which has been created with great attention to detail. Walking in the trails in this garden, you can enjoy a twenty sculptures, including a work of the renowned Prince Monyo.

If you want to visit The Garden of François, make a reservation by calling 1 800 978-7881 or by visiting the following internet address :

The Gardens of your Dreams

Located in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, The Gardens of your Dreams are the work of my aunt, Sonia Mondor, and my uncle, Pierre Séguin. In the mid-1970s, they left Montreal to make a return to the sources to the campaign. They bought a beautiful farm located in Saint-Ferdinand that they have transformed over the decades into a fabulous garden, a true work of art horticultural ! The various landscaping projects that constitute The Gardens of your Dreams, highlighting the five elements, wood, earth, fire, metal and water.

Great travelers, Sonia and Peter have been influenced by asian cultures and south american, and their garden reflects this. Sensitive to the rituals of passage, they have also been marked by images from childhood. In The Gardens of your Dreams, the blending is, therefore, the honor. There is not only a mixture of cultures, creating a bridge between the East and the West, but also a conjugation of past and present, childhood and wisdom.

Overwhelmed with emotion, the people who make the tour of the Gardens of your Dreams for the first time are most affected by the atmosphere in which they are immersed. They sometimes have the impression of making a journey into another world, a place where there is the dream and the poetry.

From 3 July to 30 August 2020, The Gardens of your Dreams are open from 13 h to 16 h). For more information, go to the address or call 418 428-3848.

Domaine Joly-de Lotbinière

Known for its rich history and its elegant landscaped grounds, the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière has been mainly created by Sir Henri-Gustave Joly, seigneur of Lotbinière and politician from quebec.

In 1851, a businessman of swiss origin named Pierre-Gustave Joly is building on his seigniory situated on the outskirts of the St. Lawrence river, a beautiful summer residence with galleries generously decorated with lace. With his son Henri-Gustave, it then creates a park-garden of romantic style, on his property of 200 hectares.

Sir Henri-Gustave Joly, who was prime minister of Quebec from 1878 to 1879, inherited then of the lordship. It continues to develop the gardens of the domain and, as a great lover of trees, plant several trees, whose nuts of black walnut. Now aged more than 100 years, the majestic black walnut planted by Sir Henri-Gustave are today the pride of the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière.

The heart of the domaine Joly-de Lotbinière

The Alley historical landscaping central to the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière. It is a garden made up of four main strips arranged on the other of a path, or a vegetable garden to the former, a garden of cut flowers and a garden of the senses, inspired by the medicinal gardens of medieval times. At the heart of the garden, at the crossroads of two main avenues, is a sundial placed on an old millstone from the old mill of the manor.

In addition to the Aisle of history, the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière is composed of some of the other beautiful landscaping. Thus, we find on this site, a pond, a garden of under-wood, a landscape of alpine plants and a mediterranean garden. It is not to be missed not to walk in the path of the Driveway stately made up of two large flower beds of perennial flowers, where dominate the blue, white and pink.

The Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière is located at 7015, route de Pointe-Platon, Sainte-Croix, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence river. For more information, visit the internet site

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