The Canadian Heritage of Quebec: 2015 Milestones

Sir John A. Macdonald: 200th Anniversary
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The “Agricultural” Project of the Hurtubise House

The inauguration of the commemorative vegetable and flower gardens of the Hurtubise House took place on May 17th, 2016. The purpose of this project is to mark the 60th anniversary of the acquisition and conservation of the Hurtubise House by The Canadian Heritage of Quebec. The idea of a commemorative garden comes from Mardjane Amin, heritage consultant, after she discovered the agricultural history of the site of the Hurtubise House. From there started the “agricultural” project in order to revitalize the landscape of the Hurtubise House. Heirloom and heritage seeds were sowed so that the vegetable and flower gardens reflect the agricultural past of the Hurtubise farm.

The realization of the “agricultural” project was made possible thanks to the generous collaboration of the Jardins de l’écoumène who donated heritage seeds, as well as the Cour à bois Villeneuve who offered rebates on wood and hardware. Not to mention the involvement of several students from McGill University and Université de Montréal and some of these students now form part of the young volunteers committee of The Canadian Heritage of Quebec.

As you will note on the pictures, the landscaping of the gardens harmonizes with the incomparable heritage value of the Hurtubise House. Please come and visit the magnificent gardens of the Hurtubise House and see the remarkable transformation. For a visit of the house, please make an appointment by sending an email to coord@hcq-chq.org. If you want to become a volunteer for the maintenance of the gardens or for any comments, kindly use the same email address.

Here is an article from The Suburban, in the edition of may 25, 2016, on the Hurtubise House and its commemorative gardens.Read the article