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Flowery Brook

Making an Impression ... ist

In the mid-1970s, some 9,000 irises and daylilies were relocated from their home on the site of the newly created Rose Garden to the banks of the brook flowing from the Alpine Garden.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:H-1938-0020

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
The large ponds and the bed of the brook were excavated in 1937, when the rocky slopes were being created for the Alpine Garden.


Over the years, dozens of peony and lily species and cultivars have been added to the English-style borders to create a magnificent Impressionist landscape.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:GIM000851

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray)

Flowery Brook

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

Flowery Brook

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

How observant are you?

These photos of the Flowery Brook were taken in the late 1970s. Since then, two structures have disappeared from the Botanical Garden. Can you spot them?

Boiler house chimney

Jardin botanique de Montréal

The boiler house chimney was torn down in 1996, when the oil-burning system was converted to natural gas.
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 Flowery Brook : Part 2

Previous stop of the historical path:
Leslie Hancock Garden
Next stop of the historical path:
Alpine Garden

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