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Peace Garden


A gift from the Turks

The Peace Garden, opened in 2000 thanks to the support of the Turskish community in Qyébec, showcases two of Turkey's most celebrated contributions to world heritage: tulips, which spread from Istanbul throughout Europe in the 16th century, and splendid Iznik tiles, made using a complex process lost in the 17th century and rediscovered in the mid-1990s.

 

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:p8

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
1941.
The Peace Garden site was once a parking lot.
The restaurant next door was built in 1956.

 
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:IMG0018

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

Iznik ceramics

From the 14th to the 17th centuries, potters in the town of Iznik, in northwest Turkey, turned out some of the most magnificent ceramics anywhere in the world. Their fame spread as far as the courts of Europe, which eagerly sought these lovely pieces made from clay of the finest white and covered in floral patterns in shades of blue, green, turquoise and red.

Sixteenth-century Iznik potters were famous for their work,
which they decorated with carnations, tulips, hyacinths and roses.

Ceramics

Jardin botanique de Montréal
(Michel Tremblay)
Ceramics

Jardin botanique de Montréal
(Michel Tremblay)
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 Peace Garden : Part 2

Previous stop of the historical path:
Reception Gardens
Next stop of the historical path:
Perennial Garden

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