Of cabbages and kings
Henry Teuscher was looking forward to a well-deserved rest once he had finished drawing up the plans for the Botanical Garden in the fall of 1936. As fate would have it, though, he suddenly found himself with more than enough manpower, thanks to a public works program for the unemployed, strongly backed by Premier Duplessis. So throngs of labourers set to work building, shovelling, and levelling the ground, all under the designer's watchful eye. All along Pie-IX Boulevard they created the exhibition gardens, one of which is this Garden of Useful Plants.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)