Gatineau Hills Garden
A new Destination for Visiting Dignitaries

Chelsea, Quebec January 28, 2010 -- A bilingual, glossy book of photographs of a Gatineau Hills garden that will become a destination for visitors to Canada was launched January 28 in the Salon Royal at the Casino du lac Leamy

The book, titled "La chasse-gardée du marais" (The Secret Marsh) features the nine-acre estate of Adrien Clavet and Réjean Lyrette of Chelsea, Quebec. It offers some 200 photographs by photographic artist Adrienne Herron and covers all seasons. It also includes a number of personalities that have been photographed in the garden and their comments about the garden. Among them are Sheila Copps, Jack Layton, actress Viola Léger and hockey player Stephane Richer.

This garden, situated only a few kilometers from the Nation's capital will become a site to visit for embassy and federal government guests. The property will also be used for events, ceremonies and celebrations. The garden is described in the book by the Director of the Montreal Botanical gardens, Gilles Vincent, as "a complete integration into the natural scenery of the region".

This private garden was hewn over the last 12 years from an overgrown brush-strewn marsh. It cascades from atop a rocky outcrop down to a lazy pond that eventually tumbles into waterfalls. Clavet has fashioned separate areas such as a lookout, an Asian garden, an ornamental garden and a cactus garden. The pond is at the heart of the garden complete with a weeping willow tree, cattails and a graceful swan.


Adrien Clavet
Productions Prodac
819 827-3711


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