Botanical Fairytales


Mosaicultures Internationales de Montreal, 2013, Mother Earth, who is, of course, responsible for the entire show is on full display. This massive Mosaiculture has planted mountains for hair and a deer hopping across the figure’s outstretched hand.

For this years edition, Mosaicultures Internationales de Montreal -considered the world’s most prestigious competition of horticulture art, teamed up with the Montreal Botanical Garden, the third largest of its kind in the world, finding plenty of fertile ground for creativity at the Garden -two kilometers of it, filled with over three million plants, aimed to “highlight the importance and immense wealth of our planet’s cultural and biological diversity” while emphasizing the importance of integrating garden art into the urban environment. The Botanical Garden serves as outdoor-art-studio-garden-as-canvas-through 29 September, during the 2013 Mosaicultures Internationales de Montreal competition and exhibition to two hundred experts in the art of Mosaiculture, from Canada, Belgium, China, South Korea, Spain, the United States, France, Japan, Mexico, Turkey and across Africa. Works based on the theme of Land of Hope are presented with over 22,000 plant species, 10 exhibition greenhouses and 30 themed gardens. An Edward Scissorhands Master Class!


The city of Shanghai presents A True Story, an impressive work of Mosaicultures Internationales de Montreal, 2013.


Mosaiculture is a horticultural art form that involves creating and mounting living artworks made mostly from plants. The colorful foliage, usually annuals and sometimes perennials, are combined with two & three-dimensional drawings, designs, sculptures or reliefs, creating living and constantly changing environments that look like botanical fairytale landscapes.

The works of Mosiaculture in Montreal depict a range of delicate, beautiful and magical scenes through artful manipulation of plants, flowers and shrubs. Visitors to the gardens are capable are able to see giant figures of Mother Nature, mythological figures, forest nymphs, exotic and endangered animals, flowers and more. All works presented are intended to represent something of the participant’s culture while also promoting ideas of sustainable development. Winners are determined by an international jury made up of notable figures in the field, but visitors are invited to vote for their favorite pieces.

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