|White cedars (Thuja occidentalis) and yews (Taxus) get precision haircuts|
In their Jardins de Chaudière-Bassin, artists Suzanne Gravel and Yvon Milliard have created a green canvas, with occasional dabs of colour, on which they've arranged topiaries with pencil-sharpener points and cloud-form hedging. And set amongst it all is artwork by Québec artists and artisans, including themselves. My visit was pure delight. I hope you'll enjoy it, too.
|A blast of purple and red Phlox against the cool reserve of tightly clipped green balls and hedging|
|A cast iron arch by Étienne Guay of St-Jean Port-Joli – Suzanne rang the bell for us|
|One long, narrow garden room along a fence is totally devoted to Clematis|
|The pool is a segue between the more formal area and the informal woodland|
|A path through the wooded area is lined with paper birch (Betula papyrifera)|
|The rear entry features the cedar tower '1759' by artist René Taillefer at the end of a young allée of scented lilacs (Syringa)|