On our way home from eastern Québec, we stopped at the Montreal Botanical Garden where there is a special exhibition of monumental sculptures made with plants. It is a bit like three dimensional carpet bedding. It is, in fact, an international competition with works by teams from North America, Europe and Asia. Some of the sculptures are huge. The frog below is one of the smallest ones.
In my opinion, the best in the show is "The man man who planted trees". He was being watered when I took the picture. He is holding a small oak tree, but, in this photo, seems to be holding the gardener .
There are several insects, especially bees.
Some of the displays are not made up of live plants, such as these wild boars and a mare and her foal.
|The mare and her foal|
It was a weekday, but there was quite a crowd.
You could get closer to this bison and get a better look at the plants that were used. The mane was ajuga, and the hair seemed some kind of sedge.
|A water buffalo|
Sheep and, by the fountain, a goat
You felt as if you had been transported into a rather sentimental cartoon world. However, the displays were very impressive. This is a small sample, there are about 50 of these sculptures. Of all the animals, I like best the shaggy dog of the man who planted trees. You felt he was about to walk away!