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Opening of the medicinal plant garden at Clef des Champs

The long-awaited event is here! Clef des Champs opens its beautiful  gardens to the public from July 15th to August 20th 2017. The garden, which is certified organic, sits atop a mountain in Val-David. Along with its spectacular panoramic view, it is brimming with discoveries and teachings. Over 150 medicinal plants are grown in this unique environment. Marshmallow, astragalus, roseroot and many others adorn the paths of the terrasses that make up the garden.

 

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Wednesdays with Marie
Wednesdays with Marie were such a hit last year that we have decided to bring them back. Our master herbalist, Marie Provost, will be at the garden from 1 to 3 pm every Wednesday for brief consultations and teaching. The afternoon will start with a short educational conference.

Lambs in the garden
Leader in composting methods and certified organic culture, we will welcome lambs in our gardens this years. Young gardeners will be please to pet and feed them!

 

 

On the site
A boutique offers the entire line of Clef des Champs products
Healthy snacks and plant-based drinks
Rest area with picnic tables
Educational flowerbeds
Ecological toilets
Large parking lot
Bike racks near the P'tit Train du Nord bike path

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Hours and price
July 15th to August 20th, from 10 am to 6 pm
Guided tour at 10:30 every morning: 13.50$
Self-guided tour from 10 am to 5 pm: 9$.
Audioguides: 2$
Children 12 and under accompanied by a parent: free

Cash payments, debit, credit

Information and registration: 819.322.1561 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Group tours: Group visits must be by reservation only.

Remember, the garden is located in a mountain area, which means that on a sunny day, it is advisable to wear a hat or a head protection and to bring anough water. Also, it is best to wear good walking shoes.


 

Our garden terracesdodo

Our garden is adapting to its environment a little more each year. The trees and shrubs are setting down roots and getting taller and broader. Our buildings now look like they have always belonged, our medicinal herb roof is flourishing and our new visitor’s pavilion is nestling in at wood’s edge. Despite overly abundant rainfall on summer 2008, our drainage was adequate and we had excellent control of runoff by directing the excess water toward our irrigation basins and setting up a rainwater tank to supply the zero-gravity toilets in our garden office. Thanks to this “frog” water, we can use our garden office until December, which allows us to finish compiling data and completing our medicinal herb cultivation research.