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Reception Gardens

Evolving borders

The displays of spring bulbs and annuals later in the season have changed considerably since these gardens were created in 1936.

This showcase is also renewed every year.

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

The Annual Flower Garden in 1940.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

Drawing of a bench - 1937.


Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:V-1-13

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)
1940. At first and almost up to the 1970s, the borders were essentially flat, featuring mostly low-growing plants. The overall effect, although colourful, gave no suggestion of motion.

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:0011-7

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

1972. During the 1970s and 1980s, more distinct shapes and taller plants were introduced.

1989. It was not until the early 1990s that more dynamic displays appeared, with curving lines and different levels created by a wide variety of plants, including vegetable and tropical species.
Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:011-6

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives)

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Archives) - call number:MT0000917

Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

2005. The 21st century was ushered in by Jacquard- and tapestry-like displays combining traditional and contemporary flowers.
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