Perry's Perennial Pages

Garden of the Month,  August 2002

Les Quatre Vents 

 


One of the largest and most important private gardens of Quebec, these roughly 8 acres of Francis Cabot comprise many quite separate and different gardens-- Japanese, hedge allee, perennial borders, raised vegetable/flower beds, moist woodlands, and more.  Although about 2 hours north of Quebec City near La Malbaie, because of the unique microclimate along the St. Lawrence, many tender and rare plants can also be found there.

For a quick overview, check out the Slide Show.

stream

flowers

hedges

border

view

woods

Japanese garden

red bridge

raised beds
 

more details are to be found in the book by Francis Cabot, The Greater Perfection: The Story of the Gardens at Les Quatre Vents, 9/01, Norton Publ.

Tours are only possible on appointment.  The telephone # to call to request an invitation is 845-265-2011 or email hortus@highlands.com



 
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