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Saturday, August 3, 2019 11:00 am to Monday, August 5, 2019 6:00 pm


From August 3 to 5, 2019, the Mackenzie King Estate celebrates its beautiful gardens and landscapes with the annual event “The Estate in Bloom.”

Join us for the garden party of the summer! Take part in fun activities for the whole family, bring your picnic and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Wear your favourite floral-themed clothing and celebrate the flowers and colourful gardens.

Former prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King had a passion for gardening, horticulture and landscaping. A three-day garden party, “The Estate in Bloom” allows visitors to experience the beauty of the gardens he created at his residence in the heart of Gatineau Park.

Program and activities

  • Beekeeping kiosk (1 pm to 4 pm)
  • Duo strings concert (violin and cello: 1 pm to 4 pm)
  • Yoga and storytelling for the family (four sessions: 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm)
  • “White glove” experience with items from the Estate collection (noon to 5 pm)
  • Selfie station (noon to 5 pm)
  • Giant mural to colour (noon to 5 pm)
  • Tours of the cottages/museums (11 am to 6 pm)

    Activities are free, but regular vehicle access fees apply.

    Please note that parkways in Gatineau Park are closed to vehicles on Saturday and Sunday mornings.