(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Writing with the Jardins des Floralies in Montreal : towards an expanded garden history

published at : Methods and contents in landscape histories

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DESPARD E. (1) ;
(1) Concordia University, Montréal, CANADA


The paper explores the possibility that gardens and other designed landscapes can be considered historically active. The A. argues that natural processes of growth and change play an important role in the kinds of historical change we might read in gardens. The apprehension of these processes provide access to a history of relations between human and non-human forces relevant to a landscape history animated by broader environmental concerns. Focusing on a site in Montreal, the A. combines textual analyses, field experiences, and a creative writing process in order to attend to the agency of gardens in historical processes.


Thematical fascicle

published at : Landscape research / ISSN 1469-9710

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1976)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 36, no 6 [pp. 1-15]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1080/01426397.2011.619652

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