Botanical garden of Montreal
The botanical garden of Montreal , founded on June 9th 1931 by the brother Marie-Victorin, and designed by the landscape gardener Henry Teuscher, is today one of most important sphere, the second in the world after the royal Botanical gardens of Kew, with London. One finds there more than 22.000 Espèces and Cultivar S of plants.
Opened all the year, the garden is composed of ten Serre S of exposure as well as many gardens sets of themes. One can visit in particular there the Garden of China, the Garden of the First-Nations, the Rosery, the Garden of the underwood, the arboretum and several others. In addition, the Insectarium and the Maison of the tree are located on the ground of the botanical garden.
Among the plants in the high-speed motorboat with the botanical garden, one indicates the Aracées, the Bégonia S, the Bonsaï S and penjings, the Broméliacées, cycadées, the Cactacées and succulent, the Fougère S, the Gesnériacées, the lilac, the lotus, the Orchidée S and the pommetiers decorative.
Activities with the liking of the seasons; Butterfly in freedom From at the end of February until April, in the large greenhouse of very many butterfly S fly in freedom accompanied by a bottom of classical music. All the life cycles of the butterfly observable and are commented on by guides (the egg - the larva (or caterpillar) - the nymph (or chrysalis) - the imago (butterfly adult) and that in a tropical medium reconstituted to fill all the needs for the butterflies.
; The time of sugars At the beginning of March, at the house of the tree, tasting of the products of maple.
; The Odyssey of the monarchs At the end of August, at the beginning of September, in the garden opposite insectarium, labelling and released butterflies monarchs. Within the framework of this activity, the young pupils can be initiated with the knowledge of the life cycles of the butterflies while taking part in this adventure, via obtaining a case of breeding by their school!
; Magic of the lanterns From September to October, with the Garden of China, the event the magic of the lanterns initiates the visitors with a new facet of the Chinese traditional culture all in illuminant the Garden of China of lanterns to the fine reinforcement entirely covered with silk. The lanterns of silk, although drawn in Montreal, are designed in an artisanal way, according to Chinese traditional art, and are dispatched by boat in Montreal where they are installed for the amazement of many visitors. The visit is accompanied by the mélodieuse lament of the erhu, Chinese traditional violin.
; The Great Ball of pumpkins During October, hundreds of decorated pumpkins are exposed in the large greenhouse. Very festive external decorations is appropriate to us with the joys of the autumn, such harvests and the festival of the Halloween.
the Greenhouses Louis-Dupire Old place of horticultural production of the town of Montreal forming part physically of the Botanical garden.
Photographs of the garden
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