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Montréal Botanical Garden slide library
Photo: Jardin botanique (Lise Servant)

The Slide Library, part of the Library of the Montréal Botanical Garden, contains photographs and slides that constitute the visual memory of the Botanical Garden. Its 135,000 slides, covering the period since 1954, represent a treasure trove of images relating to botany, horticulture, arboriculture and landscaping. The collection also includes thousands of negatives, photographs and posters relating to the history of the Botanical Garden, its activities and collections of live plants, as well as its founder, Brother Marie-Victorin.

In addition, the Slide Library has the parallel photographic collections of Henry Teuscher (1930-1960), Jacques Rousseau (1940-1950) and Ernest Henry Wilson (1907-1922). These collections are remarkable not only for the wealth of botanical information they contain, but also because of the ethnological details they offer on orchids, the Canadian North and Asia.

The Slide Library is open by appointment only for professionals in the areas of horticulture, specialized education, publishing and the media. Materials may be borrowed only under certain conditions, and a charge applies.

Please send your question through our e-mail form.

The Slide Library
Montréal Botanical Garden
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, Québec H1X 2B2
Phone: 514 872-1401

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