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  • July 3, 2014

The Reception Gardens Get a Facelift

  • Jardin botanique
Photo: Espace pour la vie (Raymond Jalbert)
Reception Gardens 2015

The Reception Gardens at the Jardin botanique are getting a facelift this year thanks to a major restoration project showcasing heritage and nature. The Jardin botanique, designated a National Historic Site of Canada by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada in 2007, and deemed a “significant sector” by the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough, is restoring its main entrance to its former glory!

The Reception Gardens are being restored according to the original plans drawn up in 1937 by Henry Teuscher, the Jardin botanique's designer. Various elements that were lost over the years will reappear, and others will be added. For instance, the asphalt paths will be replaced with paving stones matching the Art Deco-style building. Some of the current parking area will also give way to greenery.

The new entrance won’t be open until next spring, though! Meanwhile, there’s lots happening in the cultural and thematic gardens at the Jardin botanique. And to top off your day in style, you can enjoy cocktail time on the Jardin botanique patio, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday until Labour Day.

Learn more about the restoration of the Reception Gardens (in French)

See the site access map

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