Awards and Acknowledgements

Prizes that reward the excellence of our actions


"One of the secrets in life is to plant carefully and cultivate with perseverance."
- Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière

Over the years, the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière has won several awards and distinctions to honour the quality of its tourist services as well as the quality of its work in restoring its heritage buildings and enhancing its gardens. The success the Domaine is experiencing today would not have been possible without the exemplary commitment and exceptional dedication of a passionate team. In this section, you will find all the awards and distinctions granted to the Domaine as well as those awarded to individual members of its team.

 


Awards , which honour the excellence of our actions

  • Garden Experience Winner - Canada 150 (2017)
  • ATTRACTION TOURISTIQUE DE L'ANNÉE Award at the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois de la Chaudière-Appalaches. (April 10, 2015)
  • Hommage à un Bâtisseur Award presented to the Executive Director of the Domaine, Ms. Hélène Leclerc, by the CLD de Lotbinière p for its important involvement in the cultural and touristic promotion of Lotbinière on a national and international level, during the 14th edition of the Souper des gens d'affaires de Lotbinière. Ms. Leclerc is the first woman to receive this tribute in the region. (November 13, 2012)
  • Coup de cœur du jury Award presented to the Executive Director of the Domaine, Ms. Hélène Leclerc, at the Gala des Lauréats Le Soleil - Radio-Canada 2011. (February, 6 2012)
  • The Pavot D'or presented to the Executive Director of the Domaine, Ms. Hélène Leclerc by the Association des petits jardins du Québec, for her involvement in the horticultural field and for her exceptional perseverance in the preservation of the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière. (October 2, 2011)
  • Sunday, July 10, 2011, Radio-Canada and Le Soleil paid tribute to the Executive Director, Ms. Hélène Leclerc, by naming her laureate of the week Le Soleil-Radio-Canada.
  • Henry-Teuscher Award presented to the Executive Director of the Domaine, Ms. Hélène Leclerc, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the knowledge of horticulture in Quebec. Ms. Leclerc is the first woman to receive this high distinction in the country. (May 29, 2011)
  • Coup de cœur du jury Award at the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois de la Chaudière-Appalaches. (March 2009)
  • Chevalier de l'Ordre national de romarin awarded to the Executive Director, Ms. Hélène Leclerc, for her commitment in safeguarding and enhancing the environment and horticultural heritage. (August 2, 2008)
  • Spécial du Jury Award at the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois de la Chaudière-Appalaches. (March 31, 2006)
  • Prix du développement culturel (Prix François-Samson) du Conseil de la culture des régions de Québec et de Chaudière-Appalaches presented to the Executive Director, Ms. Hélène Leclerc. (November 28, 2005)
  • Prix d'excellence Projets de conservation et restauration patrimoniales from l'Ordre des architectes du Québec. (2005)
  • Prix Conservation et Préservation from the MRC de Lotbinière as part of des Prix du patrimoine des régions de la Capitale-Nationale et de Chaudière-Appalaches. (2005)


A growing notoriety, national and international recognition

  • "Featured Garden" on Canada's Garden Route
  • Major tourist centre as well as the main heritage and cultural player in the MRC of Lotbinière
  • First private cultural attraction of importance in the Chaudière-Appalaches region for its number of visitors
  • A must-see tourist attraction in the Greater Quebec City region
  • Site recognized as "An extraordinary garden in Quebec" (French e-magazine Grand Sud Mag, 2006)
  • Destination "Coup de cœur" 2006 (Guide des vacances au Québec published by the Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec)
  • Recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in North America by Essentially America, a UK travel magazine (2005)
  • Designation as a National Historic Site of Canada (2003)
  • Recognition as a Classified Historic Site and Monument of Quebec (1999)