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Les Jardins de Quatre-Vents

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Spectacule Gardens with a Twist of Whimsey

Les Jardin de Quatre-Vents is a must see garden if you love gardening, nature, ecology, botany, and... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Orleans, Massachusetts

From the time we saw the documentary, The Gardener, last year, we vowed to visit. Rose early to buy... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Yvan B
Ottawa, Canada
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“english tour”(4 reviews)
“four times”(2 reviews)
“in december”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
135, boulevard Malcolm-Fraser, La Malbaie, Quebec G5A 1A2, Canada
+1 418-434-2209
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Les Jardin de Quatre-Vents is a must see garden if you love gardening, nature, ecology, botany, and if you love to laugh. This was a man’s dream. The kitchen garden includes topiaries in the shape of bread next to the bread ovens, a garden living...More

1  Thank SusanneSt
Reviewed 9 July 2018

From the time we saw the documentary, The Gardener, last year, we vowed to visit. Rose early to buy tickets in December, and visited July 7. The movie was good, but the real thing is better, with the smells of nature added to the other...More

5  Thank Yvan B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must see for any serious gardener. It was wonderful to tour such a large private garden as opposed to a public one and to get some great ideas and inspiration for our own garden at home! Tours are only four times a...More

2  Thank AliceWalker3337
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Les Jardins de Quatre-Vents is definitely worth a visit if gardens speak to you. It is, I think, one of the world’s great gardens, with a sense of peace and tranquility not often seen. The garden is semi-formal, much like Sissinghurst in Kent, UK. It...More

3  Thank sunnyside316
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I was somewhat disappointed as I was expecting maybe too much after reading all of the reviews. This is a guided tour where instead of focussing on the flowers, the guide keeps reverting to Frank Cabot and how great was his vision and creativity. It...More

3  Thank probert2017
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This place is only open a few days a year and it is absolutely necessary to book in advance. There is so much love and attention that has gone into the planning of these gardens. The Japanese tea house and its settings are sublime and...More

1  Thank Simon J
Reviewed 11 August 2016

You just don't expect these types of gardens estates when you are far away from major center. The visit takes 3 hours. It can be done in french or English. It is a series of smaller gardens of different styles and ideas that are set...More

2  Thank MichelNB9
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This garden is open only sparingly during the season - so check the website and plan your trip to the North Shore accordingly. It is well worth the visit - or a diversion from another part of the Province to take in this site. Charlevoix...More

8  Thank John V
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It does not get better than this if you are an avid gardener and want to see how many lifetimes of work and vision can come together as a complete statement of beauty, philosophy and life. Stunning. Open to the public only 4 days a...More

1  Thank canoochiwah C
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This garden is only open to the public four days/year, none of which were when we were visiting Quebec. Luckily for us, some Quebec friends are members of the Ecological Society which owns (?), maintains (?) the garden. Of course, as one of the iconic...More

2  Thank weedpatch
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3 December 2018|
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Response from SusanneSt | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The website is bilingual. You need to try as soon as possuble because tickets went on sale 12/1. The people that own the garden and put it into the nature conservancy are English. It is a spectacular garden, very... More
16 September 2018|
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Response from SusanneSt | Reviewed this property |
Hope you can get there it is glorious. Go on the webste usually it is December 1st. We had the Wed. Private tickets. Worth the effort go get in. Susanne
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2 November 2017|
Response from sunnyside316 | Reviewed this property |
I think I remember using VISA to pay through their on line site. They run guided tours every 1/2 hour or so starting at 8:00 am to (I think) about 4:00 pm - and there are about 20 people per tour. That works out to about... More