On Monday, RailGuy and I went to see the Mosaicultures Internationales show at the Montreal Botanical Garden. This competition takes place every three years in a different city. This year’s theme for the Montreal show is Land of Hope, emphasizing the importance of protecting the biodiversity of our planet.
We had a wonderful day. The weather was perfect for a walk around the garden. The fifty or so works are spaced along a 2.2 kilometer circuit of the grounds, a very pleasant walk, and the displays were spectacular. Photographs just don’t capture the impressive scale of the figures or the infinite detail afforded by the variety of plants making up the sculptures, but I’ll share some of our favorites here.
The most incredible entry was the amazing Bird Tree. You can get an idea of how gigantic the tree is by the size of the people walking around it. If you look closely, there is a gardener working at the base of the tree.
The birds represented a variety of species, readily identifiable.
The Man Who Planted Trees was surrounded by a flock of sheep, galloping horses, and his shaggy dog.
I loved the Chinese entry of a girl who loved cranes.
And here is Mother Earth, looking serene, with wild animals, a waterfall, and horses splashing through water.
Frogs graced the water garden.
This chameleon blended in well with his surroundings!
This is a representation of the Uffington White Horse in England.
This beekeeper made me think of Natalie!
We finished off the day with a visit to my favorite Tiger Eye Sumac tree and a cold one on the patio, which you can see at the left of the photo.