The Jardin de Métis, also known as Reford Gardens, is a fascinating blend of modern and traditional cultivated spaces perched above the shore of the St. Lawrence River in Grand-Métis, Quebec. It was originally a fishing camp that belonged to Elsie Reford. After an operation for appendicitis in 1926, a doctor suggested Elsie replace fishing with gardening while she convalesced. Elsie wasted no time. That summer, at the age of 54, she started planning her garden and supervised its construction.