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Leslie Hancock Garden

Like a jewel in a shaded case

The Leslie Hancock Garden is like a jewel set in a display case of conifers. The ring of trees protects the plants inside against both drying winds and the sun.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:BC-204-21

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
The Leslie Hancock Garden on August 2, 1978. It has grown a lot since then!

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:DSCN5532

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

For the plants' leaves roll up in winter as protection from the cold. If temperatures rise above zero, they will unroll and the plants will begin "sweating". Because they cannot replace the lost moisture by drawing more from the frozen ground, the rhododendrons' foliage will become scorched (especially on large-leafed varieties). By filtering the sun's rays, the conifers limit the damage.

The alpine heath, Erica carnea 'Alba'
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:GIM000389

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)
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 Leslie Hancock Garden : Part 2

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Shrub Garden
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Flowery Brook

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