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Perennial Garden

A touch of England in a French-style garden!

It?s hard to imagine a more symmetrical layout than that of the Perennial Garden!

These perfectly linear paths and straight-edged borders are typical of French-style gardens. While its highly classic structure has changed very little in 70 years, the Perennial Garden has undergone some changes, nonetheless, as can be seen from this 1966 photo.

Back then, the plants were still laid out in the French style, in keeping with the plans drawn up by Henry Teuscher in the 1930s. Today they are displayed in English-style borders. Observant visitors will also have noticed that the roses have disappeared from the central path; they were relocated to the Rose Garden in 1976.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:J-6-103

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:FMV-06-1-1

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

Mirror, mirror, on the ... water

Are these elegantly attired ladies discussing the merits of the different cultivars of water lilies displayed in the Perennial Garden basin in 1938? Or perhaps they're asking this watery mirror who is the fairest?

One thing is sure, the Perennial Garden has always attracted lots of visitors. Who says that Quebecers didn't start taking an interest in gardening until the early 1980s?

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:mt0033693

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

The basin was given a facelift in 2005.

Abundance of flowers, all summer long.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)  - call number:0340-00132

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)

Lilium 'Sonora'
Jardin botanique de Montréal(Gilles Murray)

Dahlia 'Wheels'
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