An answer and a follow up to the most recent Preservation Pop Quiz.
In the Westmount neighborhood of Montreal, this 1927 conservatory (also called a Victorian greenhouse) sits adjacent to the Westmount Public Library. It’s open year-round to the public and is filled with plants, flowers, and water fountains.
Any greenhouses by you? I’m not a plant expert, but the sight of flowers and historic buildings is enough to draw me in for a stroll through a conservatory.
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Kaitlin- What a spectacular place! Thank you so much for sharing this. I love the pink flowers shot- that looks like Bougainvillea, a semi- tropical plant that gets to be roof high in the south and absolutely stunning on California’s old Spanish missions. To see this in Montreal of all places is a true testament to the Victorian ingenuity! Well done!
Thank you! Montreal has great gardens. I think it’s because the growing season is short, it must be embraced!
I certainly appreciate seeing the results of the embrace. ;). We have the National Arboretum here in Washington DC but the Victorian’s had the more aesthetically pleasing idea!
this looks like such a magical place. It reminds me of a conservatory that I used to visit as a kid. My sisters and I would run around and pretend that we were fairies. This post brought back some great memories!
It would make a good fairy playhouse!
Perfect place to get a book and then read it! I’m envious.
There’s a special place in my heart for conservatories, and this looks like yet another wonderful one! Thanks for the tour!
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Could there be a more perfect place to read a Jane Austen novel while sipping tea? The light, the warm air and all the colors surrounding you. Lovely! P.S. And a great blog ~ I’m volunteering with a local preservation organization and always looking to find more about arts, cultures, history, architecture (among other things 😊)