About me

Call me Céline

My name is Céline Arseneault. I am French-speaking, born and raised in Montreal. Together with my English-speaking husband, David Easterbrook, we have two sons and one daughter who are all in their early 30s, and we are extremely proud of them. Being very family and friend-oriented, I enjoy get-togethers where we talk a lot, eat delicious food, and sip a little wine.

With both degrees in botany and library science, I was a botanist and librarian for 35 years at the Montréal Botanical Garden. Although I retired in 2015, I remain professionally active, as does my husband who is an expert in bonsai.

We owned a 200-year-old stone farmhouse north of Montreal for 30 years. However, as the city was closing in on us, we decided to move to a beautiful, newer but characterful house on 6 acres of forested countryside just 40 minutes west of Montreal. Here, we can display the antique furniture we own, mostly Quebec pine pieces in their original colors, as well as the eclectic art and objects that we’ve collected over the years. In our retirement, we both pursue our passions for growing peonies, dahlias, and bonsai.

I invite you to join me on this journey as I share the beauty of my Southern Québec country home and garden through the changing seasons.