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Mosaiculture 2018

Last year, Beaverly introduced you to Mosaïculture 2017. This exhibition was organized as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary. This year, it’s my turn to present this wonderful exhibition.

Mosaïculture is a horticultural art exhibition held in Gatineau, right next to the city of Ottawa. This year’s theme was “A magnificent journey.”

Mosaïculture features 45 works of art composed of 115 different sculptures that celebrate nature. Indeed, the sculptures are covered with plants of different textures and colours. In total, more than 5 million plants were used to create these horticultural sculptures.

Behind the scenes, there is a team of 60 horticulturists, 40 landscapers and 600 volunteers. Quite a team!

The beginning of the walk through this exhibition highlights the provinces and territories of Canada as well as the First Nations. So you can cross Canada and admire its different aspects through the plant sculptures.

Two other beautiful structures that stand out are contributions from China and more specifically Beijing and Shanghai who represented dragons and lions.

Although many sculptures were the same as the previous year, it was worth going back to see this wonderful exhibition. There were new sculptures including the Bird Tree which represented 56 endangered species of birds.

The Bird Tree is 16 meters or 52 feet high and weighs over 100 tons. It took about 350,000 plants to cover the entire structure.

Still on the theme of trees, there is a tribute to Frédéric Back with “The man who planted trees”. It’s a work that represents the positive action that man can have on the environment.

Another novelty of this year : the ballerina. It is a moving piece that rotates and is reminiscent of a music box.

Unfortunately, there will be no 3rd edition of Mosaïculture. I am very happy to have visited these gigantic sculptures again this year and to share my discoveries with you through these pictures.

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