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LECTURE BY ALEXANDER REFORD
THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVAL
Beyond the Edge: Artists’ Gardens, a new project of the Canadensis Botanical Garden Society,
Ottawa, presents a lecture by Alexander Reford, Director of Les Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens,
Grand-Metis, Quebec.
Alexander Reford will delight gardeners, landscape architects, and artists with his presentation on The
International Garden Festival, the leading contemporary garden festival in North America held at Les
Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens. Each year, the festival exhibits over 25 conceptual gardens created by
architects, landscape architects, and designers in a natural environment on the banks of the St. Lawrence
River. Since its inception in 2000, more than 140 gardens have been exhibited.
DATE: Thursday May 1, 2014
The lecture will be given twice:
6:00 – 7:15 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)
8:00 – 9:15 pm (doors open at 7:40 pm)

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COST: CBGS Members: $12. Non-members: $15.
PAYMENT: Tickets for the lecture time of your choice – 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. – can be made through PayPal, or
purchased at the door. Advance purchase is recommended due to limited seating. Bring your Paypal receipt
to gain entry. Click here to Pay online
LOCATION: The renovated Cereal Barn (Bldg #76), Central Experimental Farm, off Prince of Wales Drive.
PARKING: Located off Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum. $3.00 pay and display.
Click here to View site map
Proceeds will go to Beyond the Edge: Artists’ Gardens (Ottawa), June 27- September 27, 2014,
an inaugural project of the future Canadensis: The Garden of Canada/Le Jardin du Canada. Information
on Beyond the Edge: Artists’ Gardens, including location and participating artists, will be announced at this
lecture.
Complementary coffee is generously provided by BRIDGEHEAD
Pink Punch, 2013 by Michaela Macleod and Nicholas
Croft
Photo credit: Marie-Claude Hamel

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