Astounding Sculptures Growing in Montréal

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It’s an art festival that will delight gardeners, sculptors and the public alike – the Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is a massive international mosaiculture competition taking place in Montréal, Canada. The exhibition, which opened June 22 and runs through September 29, features an astounding 22,000 plant species and cultivars spread through 10 greenhouses and 30 themed gardens… all carefully arranged to form living sculptures like a convincingly fluffy dog made of grass, to an unbelievably lush Spirit in the Woods.

The 2013 event opened with a rush of attendants at Montréal Botanical Garden and aimed to “highlight the importance and immense wealth of our planet’s cultural and biological diversity” while emphesizing the importance of integrating garden art into the urban environment. The show could be compared to a stationary parade – one where the living floats last for months rather than hours. See the diversity of instalations in the many photographs showing up on Flickr, or catch the show for yourself at the Montréal Botanical Garden.

All images copyright Guy Boily (except where noted)

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Benjamin Starr

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