Gardens can delight, evoke memories, provide refuge, support natural and human cultures, challenge convention, and express diverse forms of beauty. Gannaiden does all of this and more, an enduring gift to the community.
— Peter Jacobs, CSLA, AAPQ, RCA

Created in 1990, from what was once a sandpit, Gannaiden: Garden of Possibilities sits on a three-acre site and is home to the well-known Canadian sculptor Marcel Braitstein and his wife Elaine Steinberg. The property, located in Vaudreuil-Dorion West consists of heritage buildings, an artist studio, greenhouse, pond, sculpture garden and a mass of flower beds running havoc around trees and shrubs in a gentle plea for chaos. 

The decision to develop the buildings and land at Gannaiden was inspired by Elaine Steinberg’s personal desire to explore artistic possibilities, to hand over family garden practices, to incorporate the expertise of her children and to create a gathering space for social events. 

The addition of Marcel Braitstein’s sculpture studio in 2000 initiated a creative communion between the artist-gardener couple that culminated in the creation of the sculpture garden featured on the site. 



Gifts From Gannaiden:
Colour Our Gardens Yellow

Once again this year, Gannaiden will give free daffodil bulbs to residents of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. This time, we have chosen the Tête à Tête daffodil.

Grand Opening

In collaboration with the Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Gannaiden: Garden of Possibilities opened to the public on Aug. 27, 2017 with a celebration, a guided tour of the new sculpture garden and a luncheon.