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80 years of history & archives at the Botanical Garden >> Historical Path >> Stop 7 - Garden of Innovations [2 of 3]: Later a Trial Garden Français

Garden of Innovations


Later a Trial Garden

In the 1940s, the Fruit Garden was converted into a Trial Garden for new cultivars of annuals. The Botanical Garden's archives contain extensive records listing the pros and cons of each variety.

Title page of annual plant trial records - 1951
Jardin botanique (Archives)

Title page of annual plant trial records - 1951

 

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:rapport_jardin_d_essai

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
A page from the annual plant trial records
after one growing season.

 
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:0054-0034

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

... and an Annual Garden

Then, in the mid-1980s, the Trial Garden took on a new identity, as an Annual Garden. Regulars dubbed it the "Joan of Arc" garden, for it had a statue of the Maid of Orleans. She lost her head — literally! — just before her adopted home was transformed into the Garden of Innovations in 1997.
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 Garden of Innovations : Part 3

Previous stop of the historical path:
Garden of Useful Plants
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