Throughout the months of winter, we tend to forget the array of beautiful gardens in Quebec. There are so many picturesque places in our province, and when it comes to gardens, we are stocked with some pretty incredible spots. Now that the summer sunshine has finally made its way into our lives, it is time to start exploring the grandeur of these phenomenal gardens.
As many of us have been enjoying picnics throughout the city, exploring gardens is the next thing on many of our lists.
Yes, the province has some pretty well-known gardens, like the famous Botanical Gardens; however, we are also home to some more low-key, less popular spots.
From hidden gardens within the city to some of the best-maintained facilities and zen gardens you will lay your eyes on, Quebec is not lacking when it comes to breathtaking gardens to check out.
With the summer only just beginning now is the time to take advantage of all the beauty that our province has to offer, including the numerous gardens that we house.
"Way of the Cross" At St-Joseph's Oratory
Address: 3800, rue Queen Mary, Montreal, QC
Located on Saint Joseph's Oratory property, lives the beautiful and hidden garden named "Way of the Cross."
This spot was designed in 1942 by landscape architect Frederick Todd. Although this is a small garden, it does give everyone who visits a little taste of paradise.
Jardins Michel Corbeil Gardens
Address: 961, blvd. Arthur-Sauvé, Saint-Eustache, QC
This breathtaking paradise is currently open for the season. And, for only $8, you can explore this dream spot, wander the grounds and lose yourself in the vast array of plants and flowers found throughout the garden.
You can also buy some adorable plants to bring home when visiting the gardens.
Jardins de Quatre-Vents
Address: 135, blvd. Malcolm-Fraser, La Malbaie, QC
When it comes to low-key, gorgeous gardens, Jardins de Quatre-Vents is a must throughout Quebec. Access to the gardens is limited, which is why we suggest you reserve in advance.
The dates for this summer are June 27, July 11, July 25, and August 8 and tickets will cost you a sum of $45.
Address: 1985, 7e rang E., L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur, QC
Jardin Scullion will be open to the public on June 15th and if you have yet to see it with your own eyes, this summer is a great time to do just that.
These picture-perfect gardens are home to over 2,000 plant species from around the world. On-site, there is also a mini-farm and a slew of birds and reptiles. Making it worth the $26 entry fee.
Jardins du Domaine Howard
Address: 1350, blvd. de Portland, Sherbrooke, QC
This lovely garden is currently open to the public and has a slew of photogenic spots that will leave your social media followers wanting more.
From the lush vegetation to the charming pond, this free garden is worth checking out.
Les Jardins du Grand-Portage
Address: 800, Chemin du Portage, Saint-Didace, QC
As of July 11, 2020, you will be able to take in the charm that is exuded at this wonderful garden.
For just $15, you will be able to explore the Zen and knot garden, the lavish flowerbeds and you will also get the chance to splurge on herbs, vegetables, and fruits, all available for purchase.
Jardins De Doris
Address: 645, Avenue Henri Dunant, Matane, QC
The low-key garden will be open as of June 21, 2020, and for just $13 you can explore the beautifully manicured gardens and an array of plants living throughout the garden.
On the property, there are a ton of photo-ops to be had, from the giant chess set and the pigs' houses to the butterfly enclosure, you will not be lacking in photos when you leave this garden.
Enjoy your nature adventure.