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Slideshow: Points of view in a Quebec garden

By
Stephanie Whittaker. Photography by Angus McRitchie

Elaine Steinberg’s garden looks exactly like the kind of painterly landscape one would expect a retired art curator to create. At every turn of the three-acre property, Elaine considers spectators, just as she would if she were positioning paintings in a gallery. She wants visitors to take in the garden from all angles, to notice the objects that draw the eye into another vista: trees, sculptures and water features. These are what Elaine calls “spotters.” “Once you spot them,” she explains, “your eye travels over the distance in between.”

Join us as we tour this beautiful Quebec garden! 

A shed known as "the pumphouse" is just one of many whimsical objects peppering the garden. The shed sits near the property's massive pond, which is home to hundreds of frogs.

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