Grand Métis is a small village in the Gaspé peninsula of eastern Quebec, situated at the confluence of the Mitis and St. Lawrence River. The main attraction of Grand Métis is the magnificent Jardins de Métis, the historic Reford gardens. In 1919, Elsie Reford inherited her uncle’s estate and created a beautiful landscape of shrubs, annuals, and perennials. Located near Grand Métis, the gardens are a remarkable testament to Elsie’s horticultural skills, as many of the plant species are found nowhere this far north and in such a cold environment. Her elegant Victorian Villa home in the middle of the park is now occupied by a museum, restaurant, and shop. The park and gardens are open in the summer from June to mid-September, coinciding with the hosting of the International Garden Festival. Today, the pride and symbol of the Jardins de Métis is the Himalayan Blue Poppy, which is grown there in the summers.
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