As visitors wander over the rocky slopes and along the cascading brook, they will discover alpine and
subalpine plants from the Arctic, the mountains of northeastern North America, the Rockies, the Alps, the Caucasus, the Pyrenees
and the range of eastern Europe and Asia.
Although this garden was first laid out in 1936, it was not actually completed until some 25 years later, on July 15, 1962.
Finally, further work to revitalize the garden was carried out in 1981.
The Alpine Garden also displays collections of ground covers and dwarf conifers and even a mineralogical garden with rocks
and minerals from all parts of Canada.
This collection was donated to the Botanical Garden after being displayed at the Canadian Pavilion during Expo 1967.
The plant collection also includes some specimens of succulents and hardy cactuses that can survive in our harsh climate.
Finally, this garden is graced by one of the oldest and largest trees in the Botanical Garden, a silver maple that was
already growing here when the Garden was founded in 1931.
The Alpine Garden is located between the Chinese Garden and the