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Garden of Innovations

Originally a Fruit Garden

Oddly enough, for a garden devoted to innovations, there are a number of trees dating from the late 1930s. What's more, they are all nut-bearing trees: butternuts, black walnuts and pecans. That's because they are remnants of this site's first role, as a fruit garden (nuts are fruit, after all!) created in 1938.

Plan - Fruit Garden - 1946 - Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - JBM002001-1946
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

Fruit Garden - 1946


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:constr_jardin_fruitier_1938

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
1938. The Fruit Garden under construction.

The slopes and bridge in the Alpine Garden
can be seen in the distance.

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:LS002675

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Lise Servant)

Butternuts (Juglans cinerea) of the Garden of Innovations: witnesses of the first vocation of this garden.
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