|1929||•||Brother Marie-Victorin, a brother of the Christian Schools and President of the Société de Biologie de Montréal, gives a speech in which he proposes that a Jardin botanique should be created in Montréal. In the audience is Camilien Houde, the city's forward-thinking mayor and one of his former students.|
|1930||•||The Association du Jardin Botanique de Montréal is founded by the Société de Biologie de Montréal.|
|1931||•||Official year for the foundation of the Jardin botanique de Montréal.|
Work starts on the Garden, enabling Camilien Houde to provide jobs for unemployed workers in Montréal hit hard by the Great Depression.
Architect Lucien F. Kéroack designs the administration building in the Art Deco style.
A small administration pavilion (which today fronts the administration building), service greenhouse and heating plant are built.
|1933||•||Work on the Garden stalls during four years. The site is left in disorder and the greenhouses are even turned into a rabbit hutch!|
|1935||•||Brother Marie-Victorin's book Flore Laurentienne, is officially launched. Taking advantage of the fact that Camilien Houde, recently re-elected mayor of Montréal, is in the audience, Marie-Victorin reiterates the City's need for a Jardin botanique.|
|1936||•||The Jardin botanique springs to life once again! Brother Marie-Victorin is appointed Director. Henry Teuscher, a famous American botanist, horticulturalist and landscape architect, with whom Marie-Victorin had been working on the plans for the Garden by correspondence for several years already, is appointed Chief Horticulturalist. If Marie-Victorin is the founder of the Garden, Teuscher is its first designer. Work recommences and 2,000 men are hired.|
|1937||•||The main building goes up, according to the original plans drawn by architect Lucien F. Kéroack.|
|1938||•||Greenhouses for growing and maintaining the Garden's collections are built.|
|1944||•||Death of Marie-Victorin, who dies from injuries suffered in a car crash.|
|1954||•||A statue of Marie-Victorin is unveiled.|
|1956||•||The exhibition greenhouses construction begins.|
|1970||•||The Arboretum is created.|
|1975||•||The Société d'animation du Jardin et de l'Institut botaniques (now the Friends of the Garden) is founded.|
|1976||•||The Rose Garden is built.|
The City of Montréal hosts the Floralies Internationales de Montréal.
Mr. Pierre Bourque becomes director of the Jardin botanique de Montréal.
|1988||•||The Japanese Garden is built and opened.|
|1989||•||Inauguration of the Japanese Pavilion.|
|1990||•||The Insectarium opens.|
|1991||•||The Chinese Garden opens.|
|1994||•||Mr. Pierre Bourque retires as director of the Jardin botanique.|
|1995||•||The Reception Centre and the Molson Hospitality Greenhouse open.|
The Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion opens.
The Administration building is renovated.
The Courtyard of the Senses opens.
Launch of the Jardin botanique de Montréal website.
|2001||•||The First Nations Garden opens.|
|2011||•||Inauguration of the Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre.|
|2013||•||Mosaïcultures internationales at the Jardin botanique.|
|2019||•||Creation of the first of six Phytotechnologies stations: Filtering Marshes|
Timeline of Jardin botanique
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