Montréal in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Borough, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Le Jardin Botanique de Montréal / The Montréal Botanical Gardens
Fondé en 1931, ce jardin est l’œuvre du frère Marie-Victorin, botaniste de grand renom qui a amorcé et mené projet d’envergure, et de Henry Teuscher, architecte paysagiste qui en a conçu l’aménagement. La beauté, la variété et la richesse de ses collections témoignent de la vision de ses fondateurs, qui voulaient en faire un « jardin botanique idéal » par ses fonctions esthétiques, scientifiques, éducatives et sociales. Avec ses quelque 22 000 espèces et cultivars de plantes, ses grandes serres d’exposition, sa trentaine de jardins thématiques et son vaste arboretum, il est l’un des plus importants jardins botaniques au monde.
Erected by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Science & Medicine.
Location. 45° 33.433′ N, 73° 33.347′ W. Marker is in Montréal, Quebec, in Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie Borough. Marker can be reached from Rue Sherbrooke Est (Quebec Route 138) east of Boulevard Pie-IX (Quebec Route 125). The marker is located on the grounds of the Gardens near the admission booth. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cartier Residences (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Joseph Papineau (approx. 5.2 kilometers away); Le Château Ramezay / Château Ramezay (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); Le Marché Bonsecours / Bonsecours Market (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); The Nelson Column, Montreal (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Visitors Center (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); Château de Vaudreuil (approx. 5.5 Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (approx. 5.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montréal.
Also see . . .
1. Botanical Garden | Espace pour la vie. On its 75 hectares, the Montréal Botanical Garden presents a remarkably diverse array of plants to visitors in all seasons. Explore its beauty through themed gardens and its 10 exhibition greenhouses. (Submitted on April 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Montréal Botanical Garden National Historic Site of Canada. Montréal Botanical Garden was designated a national historic site of Canada in 2007 for the following reasons:
-it is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world by virtue of the extent of its collections and facilities, such as its 22,000 plant species and cultivars, ten large exhibition greenhouses, thirty thematic gardens and vast Arboretum;
-from the outset in 1931, Brother Marie-Victorin, the scientist and botanist who spearheaded this ambitious project, and Henri Teuscher, the landscape architect who created the plan and set out its broader directions, aimed to create an ideal botanical garden, which it continues to be perpetuated in its strong aesthetic qualities, scientific vocation and educational and social functions;
-the wealth and diversity of its collections devoted to research, conservation, presentation and educational purposes illustrate clearly the mission that is specific to botanical gardens. (Submitted on April 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on October 21, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. Photos: 1. submitted on April 16, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.