In 1749, Pehr Kalm wrote a travel journal in which he gives lengthy descriptions of the agricultural practices and the kitchen gardens of the inhabitants of New France, but he mentions no ornamental plants. Yet, forty years later, Thomas Anbury published his own travel journal.
In the Governor’s Garden, flowers appropriate to the 18<sup>th</sup> century are concentrated in the pleasure garden, but they can also be found in the other plots and along the walls. In the plots along Notre-Dame street, which were created in the 19th century when the Museum first opened, the plants are those one would find in a Victorian garden. These include peonies, day lilies, hortentias, hostas and astilbes.