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Marsh and Bog Garden

A school for youngsters

Right from the Botanical Garden's beginnings, Brother Marie-Victorin was keen to offer a wide variety of educational activities for visitors of all ages and interests.

For instance, he encouraged his tireless co-worker from the Botanical Institute, Marcelle Gauvreau (1907-1968), in her efforts to establish a school to introduce youngsters ages four to seven to the natural sciences. The school opened in 1935 and moved to the Botanical Garden in 1939.

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Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:H-1941-0006-a

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A class visiting the Marsh and Bog Garden.

The school for youngsters remained at the Botanical Garden until 1957. Groups of up to 150 students at a time enjoyed one hour of fun and learning each week.

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:H-1941-0006-b

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In addition to lessons, the students also enjoyed outings to the countryside.

Here we see Director Marcelle Gauvreau, megaphone in hand, sharing her enthusiasm.
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