The purpose of sharing information about our Montreal Botanical Gardens is not to supply detailed information about the outdoor gardens, greenhouses and cultural gardens of the Montreal Botanic Garden.
We are not the experts, the teams of specialized horticulturists and gardeners of the Jardin botanique de Montréal are the artists, the craftsmen and the experts.
Our purpose is to simply remind you the three qualities of nature, movement, stability and harmony.
If you want stability, if you're looking for movement and harmony and if you like the outdoors, the Jardin botanique de Montréal in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie borough is where to go.
The Montreal Botanical Gardens created by Conrad Kirouac in 1931 have greatly evolved over the years and are now seen as an authentic and splendid museum of plants from all over the world.
In 1901 Kirouac became Frère Marie-Victorin in Mont-de-la-Salle on the exact same site of the future Jardin botanique de Montréal founded 30 years later.
Frère Marie-Victorin was a botanist, a teacher, an author and an important intellectual and political Montreal figure.
Brother Marie-Victorin died in 1944 in a car accident.
Nowadays, the collections of trees and shrubs, the successive blooms, the greenhouses, the outdoor gardens, the First Nations Garden, the dreams come true of Frère Marie-Victorin are all impressive and certainly worth discovering.
Camilien Houde, then mayor of Montreal, generously dispensed patronage through the worst years of the Great Depression.
He saw, in the creation of the Jardin botanique de Montréal, an opportunity to employ Montrealers. Houde was so incarnated in Ville de Montréal that people called him Mr. Montreal. His mastery of Montreal and longevity in office were exceeded only by his successor, Jean Drapeau.
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Montreal Botanical Gardens by Rachel Louise Barry - October 2015