The Great Celebration of Nature

24th Edition of the Plains of Abraham Great Celebration of Nature


May 26, 2019
From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
At the Plains of Abraham greenhouses and around
At the corner of Briand and De Bernières




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 24th edition of this family-friendly rendezvous with horticulture. On Sunday, May 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 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. For information purposes, the 2018 list is available at the "informations" 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 2018 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
  • Club d’astronomie Véga de Cap-Rouge | Astronomy
  • Coopérative la Mauve | Eco-nutrition
  • Craque-Bitume | Urban ecology
  • Fierbourg, Centre de Formation Professionnelle | Discover our training courses
  • Foire ÉCOSPHÈRE | Environment and Écohabitation
  • Kromatik | Face painting
  • Les Amis des Plaines d’Abraham | Join the Friends
  • Lu-Scie mobile
  • Marie-Stella | Family activities
  • Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles – Secteur mines | Learn about mines in Quebec
  • Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs - Direction de la protection des forêts | Insects and tree diseases
  • Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs - Direction de la recherche forestière | 50 years of forestry research
  • Natural Resources Canada | Emerald ash borer
  • Sandwicherie Fastoche!
  • Société d'histoire forestière du Québec |Forest history
  • Society horticulture of Québec | Information on gardens visit and conferences
  • Un poney dans ta cour | Mobile sugar shack and petting zoo
  • The National Battlefields Commission | Greenhouses tour, distribution of free seedlings, horticultural advices, commemoration program, forest inventory, sustainable development, animation