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Flowery Brook

ABCs in the Garden

When work on the Montréal Botanical Garden began in the 1930s, Quebec had no horticultural school. To train its own gardeners, the Garden founded the ?cole d'apprentissage horticole in 1937, at the initiative of the Botanical Garden's designer, Henry Teuscher.

From  Le Canada (Montréal), August 6, 1937   - The Garden founds its school of horticulture - JBM002083

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

In the newspaper Le Canada (Montréal), August 6, 1937, an article about the new school at the Botanical Garden.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:H-1939-0033

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
1939. The first cohort of horticulture students.

Students spent half their time in the classroom and the other half working (for pay) on the grounds. The school closed in the 1950s, having bequeathed to Quebec its first generation of professional horticulturists.

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:IMG_2506

La Clef des champs

A new school opened in 1979 - in co-operation with the Montréal School Board - and is still operating here at the Botanical Garden. It has trained over 600 horticulturists since 1979.

?cole des m?tiers de l'horticulture

La Clef des champs
Students of the School of horticulture
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