MONTREAL, May 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal Botanical Garden—a
Montréal Space for Life—is proud to be giving Ms. Isabelle Dupras the
Henry Teuscher award at the Great Gardening Weekend 2013. The winner is
being recognized for her meaningful contribution to the advancement of
Québec ornamental horticulture.
A dedicated visionary
With a background as a landscape architect, Isabelle Dupras has spent
more than 20 years promoting and preserving the native flora of Québec.
A visionary of this growing trend, she uses her inexhaustible energy to
carry out innovative projects that are proof of her consistent
dedication to the biodiversity that is essential to our urban and rural
Rigour and passion
Rejecting preconceived notions in horticulture, Isabelle Dupras focuses
on solutions adapted to today's environmental issues. She puts all of
her passion into raising awareness of the importance of offering native
plants in nurseries in order to counter wild and uncontrolled crops.
A journey filled with achievements
Isabelle Dupras is co-founder and President and CEO of Horticulture
Indigo, a nursery and centre for excellence, research, innovation and
knowledge sharing. A founding member and administrator of
FloraQuebeca—an organization dedicated to protecting flora and its
habitats—she has helped develop a provincial standard requiring that
native and naturalized plants sold on the market be produced in
nurseries. A trainer, author and designer, she takes credit for over
one hundred publications, access to more than 250 native species
including a collection in biodegradable pots, and seeds used for
ecological restoration and landscaping.
The Henry Teuscher awards, a tradition since 1999
The winners from 1999 to 2012 were: Francis H. Cabot (2012, posthumously); Hélène Leclerc (2011); Jacques André Rioux (2010); Elsie Reford and Alexander Reford (2009); Jean-Claude Vigor (2008); Émile Jacqmain (2007); Fred Oehmichen (2006); Daniel A. Séguin (2005); Gaëtan Hamel (2004); Milan B. Havlin (2003); Henri and Camille Perron (2002); Wilfrid Meloche (2001); Roger Van den Hende (2000) and Tony Huber (1999).
The Montréal Space for Life is the world's first ever site dedicated to
both human beings and nature. It includes the Biodôme, Insectarium,
Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Together, they are
committed to preserving and enhancing biodiversity, and call on
citizens locally and around the world to join this bold and creative
SOURCE: Espace pour la vie
For further information:
Karine Jalbert, Communications Coordinator
François Ouellet, Communication Assistant