Bio:  Rene is newly retired from the Montreal Botanical Garden where he was curator of the alpine garden at for 23 years.

Rene trained as a biologist at Concordia University. Rene began his work with Montreal International Floralies in 1980 when he became a guide for the exposition at the Montreal Botanical Garden.He continued there taking courses and working toward the development of the Alpine Garden. In 2000 Rene, with a group of other interested folks, founded the Quebec Alpine and Rock Garden Society which subsequently became a chapter of NARGS. He was its chair for the first 5 years. Rene has been lecturing and teaching at various horticultural groups around the province for over 35 years.
2017 - 09  Montreal Botanical Garden - The Alpinum