Located in the western part of the Jardin botanique near the large ponds, the Shrub Garden, also called the Fruticetum, is a collection of shrubs and small trees.
This attractive garden features a wide variety of species and cultivars, along with climbers, topiaries and dwarf specimens.
From spring on, the flowers appear one after another until the first frosts, which usually occur in early November in Montréal.
A reinvented garden
In the early 2000s, the layout of the Shrub Garden was reworked. The plants are now arranged according to their esthetic qualities, and no longer merely systematically according to their taxonomy.
A notable feature of the garden is the rock garden that surrounds the large pond in the middle. Small shrubs and clematis line the raised beds, lending the garden a certain three-dimensional quality.