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Bonsai collection of the Japanese Garden
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)

For those seeking to learn about this fascinating country, the Montréal Botanical Garden’s book collection contains hundreds of titles on Japan’s history, culture, arts, gardens, bonsai and ikebana.

As part of the main catalogue of the Botanical Garden’s library, these books reach beyond the confines of botanical and horticultural studies to explore topics as varied as lacquer, pottery and sumo wrestling.

In English, French and Japanese, these albums, encyclopedias, travel guides and novels will captivate Japanophiles and students of Japanese culture as much as those with a casual interest in the country and lovers of beautiful books.

The majority of the books in the collection can be found at the Botanical Garden’s library, where visitors can consult them on-site without a reservation, during the library’s opening hours.

Each summer, a selection of books is also available for consultation at the Japanese Pavilion, which includes a reading room for reflection and relaxation.

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