Topiaries Far Beyond the Skill Set of Edward Scissorhands

The Montréal Botanical Garden has been offering its millions of visitors an unforgettable experience for over 80 years.  This summer The International Mosaiculture event is back after a ten-year absence on view at the Botanical Garden from June 22 to September 29, 2013.

This incredible display of two and three-dimensional constructions, cultivated by 200 international horticultural artists originating from more than 20 countries, makes it the largest eco-responsible event to come to Quebec.

Mosaiculture is a multifaceted discipline, drawing on a range of craftsmanship and knowledge — sculpture for the framework, painting for chroma, and ecology, for the understanding of the maintenance of the floral medium. This year’s event challenged the artists around the theme ‘land of hope’ as it reflects their own culture, drawing influences from icons of peace and promise for a environmentally sound world. Collectively, over three million colorful flowers and plants were used in the environmental designs, creating a colossal body of living vibrant art.

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The man who planted trees.  Photo from Mosaecultures-Internationales-de-Montreal 2013
The man who planted trees. Photo from Mosaecultures-Internationales-de-Montreal 2013

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