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Perennial Garden


A dream come true

Work on the Botanical Garden began in the early 1930s, in the depths of the Great Depression. After a three-year hiatus, it started up again in 1936 when the provincial government adopted a make-work policy for the unemployed. An army of 2,000 men (and many horses!) set to work making Brother Marie-Victorin's dream a reality. It was during this period that the so-called "exhibition" gardens, including the Perennial Garden, were laid out along Pie-IX Boulevard.

The structural elements, walls, stairways, pergolas and basins throughout the exhibition gardens add a sense of permanence. None of them has ever been relocated, in fact – a tribute to the brilliance of Teuscher's initial concept.

 

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:H-1939-0006-c

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
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Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:H-1939-0017-a

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
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1939. Path bordering the Perennial Garden.

This path has certainly undergone some changes over the years!

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:0340-00060

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Raymond Gagnon)

It now includes a sculpture by Léa Vivot entitled The Lovers' Bench, set in the shade of the tall linden trees.

This bronze copy was presented to the city of Montréal by an American, Abraham Hirschfeld.

Lovers Bench - - Jardin botanique de Montréal - Michel Tremblay - stock2001_jbm001A

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)



Drawing of the Perennial Garden - Jardin botanique de Montréal - Archives  JBM002136-1939Drawing of the Perennial Garden - Jardin botanique de Montréal - Archives  JBM002004-1947
Jardin botanique de Montréal
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Rose Section - 1939


 
Jardin botanique de Montréal
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Aster Section - 1947
Drawing of the Perennial Garden - Jardin botanique de Montréal - Archives  JBM002005-1948Drawing of the Perennial Garden - Jardin botanique de Montréal - Archives  JBM002006-1947
Jardin botanique de Montréal
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Phlox Section - 1948
Jardin botanique de Montréal
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Iris Section - 1947
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 Perennial Garden : Part 2

Previous stop of the historical path:
Peace Garden
Next stop of the historical path:
Garden of Useful Plants

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