The Great Celebration of Nature

22nd Edition of the Great Celebration of Nature


Sowing a love of nature for 22 years!

May 7, 2017
From 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
At the Plains of Abraham greenhouses and around
at the corner of Briand and De Bernières
(East of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec)



The Great Celebration

The Great Celebration of Nature brings the magic of spring to the Plains of Abraham every year! The National Battlefields Commission invites nature lovers to the 22nd edition of this family-friendly rendezvous with horticulture. On Sunday, May 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the green team will throw open the greenhouse doors and offer visitors friendly plant and tree advice.

Some 30 exhibitors specializing in various environmental fields will be onsite to assist and educate visitors. To make sure everyone has their fill, meals and snacks will be available onsite. Perfect for a picnic!

The exhibitors

Outside the greenhouse, a team of experts will share their knowledge on a variety of nature-related topics. The list is available at the "information" tab.

Family activities

Young and old will have great fun enjoying the different activities planned during the day: adventure trails, face-painting and the memorable presence of Yvan Lafleur, the goofy master landscape designer who will enchant little ones and invite them to plant a tree with him at 2 p.m. - a concrete gesture for our planet.

Abraham Martin, the colonist peasant after whom the park is named, will amuse children with a game of search and find. Witnesses of the siege of Québec in 1759 - British and French soldiers, and a peasant - will each explain how they lived through the events.

Distribution of plants

Very popular! Some 1000 plants grown in the park's greenhouses will be offered free of charge to the first visitors (quantities are limited, one plant per person).

The Association forestière des deux rives will also offer 1000 plants of various species. Enough to reforest an entire neighbourhood!

The Greenhouses

The park’s greenhouses—among the oldest still active in Quebec—grow approximately 45,000 annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are used to beautify the Plains of Abraham and Des Braves Park. Here, tradition and state-of-the-art horticulture techniques go hand in hand. Come see for yourself at this one-day open house. The staff of the National Battlefields Commission will be on hand to answer your questions and give practical advice on plant and tree care.

The Commemoration Program

The Commission invites visitors to learn more about its commemoration program, its sustainable development initiatives, and the park's forest inventory. Staff will be at your disposal to answer questions.



May 7, 2017
From 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At the Plains of Abraham greenhouses and around
Corner of Briand and de Bernières streets
(East of Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec) 
Information:  418-649-6157 / 1-855-649-6157


Experts 2016 edition and their topics:

  • Accès transports viables | Bicycle month
  • Alvéole | Urban beekeeping
  • Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec | Landscape architecture
  • Association forestière des deux rives | The importance of trees, forests - Distributing tree seedlings
  • Centre de la biodiversité de Québec | Biodiversity in all its forms
  • Cercle des mycologues amateurs de Québec | Understanding and identifying mushrooms
  • Club d'astronomie VÉGA de Cap-Rouge | Astronomy
  • Club des ornitologues de Québec | Birds of Quebec
  • Coopérative La Mauve | Eat locally year round
  • Environment Canada | Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
  • Fédération des sociétés d'horticulture et d'écologie du Québec | Horticulture
  • Fierbourg, Centre de formation professionnelle | The horticultural sector
  • Jeffrey McDonald - Sculptor | Let's create a new world with the old one
  • Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec | Metals and minerals in everyday life
  • Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) - Direction de la protection des forêts | Insects and tree diseases
  • MFFP - Direction générale régionale de la Capitale-Nationale et de Chaudière-Appalaches | My very own tree
  • MFFP - Recherche forestière | New knowledge and abilities in foresty
  • Natural Resources Canada - Forests | Diversity of forests insects
  • Nature Québec | Healthy living environments
  • Project Ecosphere | Environment and greenbuilding
  • Quebec Electric Vehicle Association | The pleasure of driving electric - emission-free
  • Réseau d'agriculture urbaine de Québec | Gardening in the city
  • Société de la rivière St-Charles | The Saint-Charles River, a green space within the city
  • Société d'histoire forestière du Québec | The forest at the heart of Quebec's history
  • Société Provancher d'histoire naturelle du Canada | Nature and the river within your reach! Discover our protected territories!
  • The Friends of the Plains of Abraham | Love is in the Plains
  • Ville de Québec - Service de l'environnement | Planting trees
  • YWCA - Jardin pour soi | Grow your aromatic plants and herbs on your balcony