The Great Celebration of Nature

23rd Edition of the Great Celebration of Nature



May 27, 2018
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 23rd edition of this family-friendly rendezvous with horticulture. On Sunday, May 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the green team will throw open the greenhouses 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 greenhouses, a team of experts will share their knowledge on a variety of nature-related topics. The 2017 list is available at the "information" tab.

Family activities

Young and old will have great fun enjoying the different activities planned throughout the day.

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). Plants of trees, of various species, will also be distributed.

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.



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 2017 edition and their topics:

  • AF2R – Association forestière des deux rives | The importance of trees and forests and distribution of young trees – Partner of the event
  • Alpagas Portneuf | In the footsteps of alpaca
  • Alvéole | Urban Beekeeping
  • Biodélices | Organic maple products
  • Cercle des mycologues amateurs de Québec
  • Club d’astronomie Véga de Cap-Rouge | Astronomy
  • Club des ornithologues de Québec le COQ | Nature and birds
  • Coopérative la Mauve | Eco-nutrition
  • Craft station with Julie Laliberté
  • Craque-Bitume | Urban ecology
  • Direction de la protection des forêts – DPF (MFFP) | Insects and tree diseases
  • Division de la foresterie urbaine et de l’horticulture, ville de Québec | Ragweed: recognize it and pull it up
  • Environment and Climate | Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
  • Fierbourg, Centre de Formation Professionnelle | Discover our training courses
  • Kromatik | Face painting
  • Les Amis des Plaines d’Abraham | Join the Friends
  • Matériauthèques
  • Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles – Secteur mines | Learn about mines in Quebec
  • Sandwicherie Fastoche!
  • Société de la Rivière Saint-Charles | The Saint-Charles River celebration
  • Société d’histoire forestière du Québec (SHFQ) | The forest: a cornerstone of Quebec’s history
  • Société Provancher | Nature walks and vacations
  • The National Battlefields Commission | Greenhouses tour, distribution of free seedlings, horticultural advices, commemoration program, forest inventory, sustainable development, animation
  • YWCA Québec | Un Jardin pour Soi