Project 365 – Day 121: Montreal’s Botanical Garden

April 30 2012

I decided to visit Montreal’s Botanical Gardens today, only to find it’s closed on Monday’s (until May 15). Although I was unable to visit the greenhouses, access was possible to the Chinese and other themed gardens.

The Montreal Botanical Garden is ranked as one of the largest of its kind in the world and together with the Insectarium really provides too much to see in a single visit – particularly photographers. I was there a couple of hours and really only had time to visit the Chinese and Alpine Gardens  in any great depth. With a collection of 22,000 plant species, 10 exhibition greenhouses and some thirty thematic gardens to see, I guess I will have to revisit.

Reflections of the Bateau de Pierre building in the Dream Lake Garden

Reflections of the Bateau de Pierre building in the Dream Lake Garden

Dream Lake Garden

Dream Lake Garden

Dream Lake Garden

Dream Lake Garden

Dream Lake Garden

Dream Lake Garden

Blossom near the Friendship Hall

Blossom near the Friendship Hall

Friendship Hall with Olympic Stadium in the distance

Friendship Hall with Olympic Stadium in the distance

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance Courtyard to Dream Lake Garden

Entrance to Chinese Garden

Entrance to Chinese Garden

Entrance to Chinese Garden

Entrance to Chinese Garden

Waterfall in the Alpine Garden

Waterfall in the Alpine Garden

Alpine Garden

Alpine Garden

Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Display at the Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Display at the Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Display at the Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Display at the Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Display at the Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Display at the Information Center in the First Nations Garden

Old Friends enjoying a peaceful afternoon

Old Friends enjoying a peaceful afternoon

Botanical Garden Terrace

Botanical Garden Terrace

Botanical Garden Terrace

Botanical Garden Terrace

Sculpture reaching out to the olympic stadium

Sculpture reaching out to the olympic stadium

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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6 Comments

  1. Steven Myers May 1, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    landed here today. alright!!
    friendship hall with olympic stadium in the distance.
    i’m floored.

    • Montreal in Pictures May 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

      Enjoy your visit to Montreal Steven !

      • Steven Myers May 2, 2012 at 6:15 am #

        actually, i’ve been living here in montreal for 10 years,
        i meant landed here to your blog only yesterday
        and in a sense, landed in montreal for the first time again.
        prolific you are!
        and like erin zimmerman says below…with angles not yet seen.

        • Montreal in Pictures May 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

          Haha, and I thought you had just got off a plane ;) I’ve been in Montreal 13 years and still discovering new places, not just angles. The good part behind starting this blog has been to open my eyes to new sights of this great city.

  2. Erin Zimmerman May 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    I actually work at the Montreal Botanical Garden and felt I’d viewed it from every possible angle. Still, your photos show some perspectives I haven’t seen. They’re lovely. The sky looks so eerie.
    Hope you enjoyed your look around and can make it back to see the greenhouses.

    • Montreal in Pictures May 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

      Thanks Erin – It must be a wonderful place to work…I could spend weeks photographing there :-) so if they ever need a photographer keep me in mind ;-)

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