We love visiting Montreal’s Botanical Garden – home to thousands of plants from all around the world. One of the best in the world, the Botanical garden has around 22,000 plant species, 10 exhibition greenhouses, a Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares of pure beauty. It’s so nice to spend time here with family and kids, have fun and learn something new.
Two years ago we visited a very special exhibition called Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal. It’s considered the world’s most prestigious competition of horticultural art and has some of the biggest and best displays of art made entirely of plants. It was absolutely amazing and we enjoyed it very much!
This year we returned to the Botanical Garden and spent another beautiful day there. I asked my daughter Michelle to write about the visit.
It was a very nice and hot day when I went to the Botanical Garden. Everywhere you look there was some kind of tree or flower.
There were Japanese trees that are really small but very cool, they are called Bonsai. It really surprised me how old they were especially the tree that was 445 years old.
Each tree had something special about it, either it’s the leaves, the trunk, the position or what grows on it. Many trees had apples or nuts.
Then we walked over to the flowers and I was shocked, I never knew how amazing they could be. The colors were beautiful! There were so many flowers, it just kept going. There was one plant that I just loved, its leaves were so nice and it looked like someone had painted it.
When we finished looking at the flowers we decided to walk around. There was a beautiful pond with lily pads and ducks swimming in it, and a magnificent waterfall. There were butterflies and birds everywhere flying around us.
When we came to Chinese garden, there were these two lions at the entrance, the first signifies protection of the world and people, and the stone that had a mark of a tree on it that I thought someone drew, but it was a mark from the tree branches that fell down and eventually made this mark.
The whole trip was not only a lot of fun but also educational and taught interesting history facts.