Every year, Montreal’s botanical garden features a light show, ‘Garden of Light’, offered in the Japanese Garden and the Chinese garden. Since arriving in Montreal, visiting the Botanic gardens was always on my list of things to do and I decided to go during the time during which the light show was featured (September till November 1st). I would recommend getting there just before sunset to enjoy the garden in the light before darkness falls and the garden lights up with lanterns and other beautiful artwork – this will give you the best of both worlds. I was completely blown away by the display and, although it was absolutely FREEZING, it was worthwhile and a must-visit for anyone in Montreal. There is also an insectarium within the botanical garden that is a pleasure to explore. Not only is it warm but it also features beautiful species of insects and a wealth of knowledge can be gained from it.
Sometimes a single insect may have both male and female traits (above centre). This is called ‘gynandromorphism’, and is a rare specimen in nature. These exceptional insects are unable to reproduce.
I really enjoyed visiting Montreal’s botanic garden! I would most definitely revisit this beautiful spot.
Are there any botanical gardens that you particularly love around the world?
– A Y-