Biodiversity blooms at the Botanical Garden


September 30, 2013 — In all its splendour, Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 (MIM2013) at the Montréal Botanical Garden has been extended by one week. Visitors now have until October 6 to enjoy this horticultural art exhibition and world-renowned competition.

Under the theme, World of Hope, MIM2013 transmits the importance of preserving our planet’s biodiversity. A fabulous opportunity for representatives from parks, gardens, and green spaces to converge and exchange ideas, the special event promotes gardening and horticulture as an expression of new millennium values and a vital component of the urban landscape.

Over 250 leading horticultural artists from around the globe are vying for the Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. All works must reflect the competitor’s culture while adhering to the predetermined theme and complying with sustainable development principles. Two- and three-dimensional sculptures and a creative arrangement of over 3 million flowers and plants compose a dazzling 2.2-km circuit through the Montréal Botanical Garden, showcasing a form of beauty in a most unique and natural way. Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of affiliated educational activities that invite them to engage in eco-friendly pursuits.