Monthly Archives: September 2013

Montreal Botanical Gardens

Our family has been gong to the Botanical Gardens for over 20 years.  The family pass for the year is very reasonable and they always have seasonal shows, either in their giant greenhouses or outside in the park.  We’ve always enjoyed the spring shows, autumn shows, the Lantern show at the Chinese Gardens and the Halloween show and Holiday shows.

Here’s a link to a past eating art from Montreal’s Mosiaculture in the Autumn of 2003

Mosiaculture is a spectacular horticultural art form.  Some exhibits use armatures some don’t, they all use either flowers or shrubs.  They come in all different sizes as you can see from the photos.
m_1 This is the exhibit from Madagascar called “All in a Row”
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013 Here’s a close up to see the shrubbery involved, the nose is metal and the eyes are glass.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013“The Man who Planted Trees”, presented by City of Montreal
this is about 20 feet in height and was used in much of their advertising for this event.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013A section of “The Man who Planted Trees” had this shaggy dog made of some type of grass, and frolicking horses running through a field of wildflowers.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013This is from Shanghai China, “A True Story”, of a girl who went to save an injured swan and slipped into the pond and drowned.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013In addition to the flowers and shrubbery there were other sculptures made from wood,
moss and mud and antlers
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Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013from Thailand comes “Sunbath”.  I love this one because it incorporates the existing pond.
Mosiaculture Montreal Botanical Gardens 2013“The Bird Tree”, by the City of Montreal.  A special elevated viewing stand was made for this.
m16It was also time for the annual lantern show in the Chinese Gardens, so Sue and I joined in the fun and frolic.
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