Considered the world’s most prestigious competition of horticultural art, Mosaiculture was displayed at Montreal Botanical Garden in Quebec, Canada, last year. More than three million flowers were raised in greenhouses throughout Quebec, and then shipped to the gardens in May, where designers wrapped them in steel meshes to create living works of art. The sculptures were created using steel or aluminum forms that were wrapped in metal mesh, filled with earth and planted with flowers, ivies and grasses whose foliage provided texture and color. Interior watering systems and growing medium were added so that the flowers could last all through the summer till the end of the exhibition in the end of September.
I invite you to enjoy these amazing images:
Lemurs. This line of lemurs was featured at the entrance.
Water is a gift of Mother Earth, enjoyed by wild horses and eagle.
Lady and Cranes – taken from a Chinese myth.
Lady and Cranes – from a different perspective.
Man Who Planted Trees
Crouching Frog on lily pad.
Cobras. Some of the creations were very tall.
Clown Fish swimming among sea grass.
Barn Owl. One of my favorites of the display.
Bird Tree. This huge sculpture was 40 feet high and a special high bridge was built at this
end so people could take photographs more easily. Each branch became a different bird.
The wing span of the condor was at least 8 feet.
Big Flowers. Notice the large bee at the right.
Butterflies. They were about eight feet high and stood outside the Insectarium,
a building housing exhibits of insects.
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