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Observe giant living sculptures at Mosaicultures

By
Veronica Sliva
Photography by
Veronica Sliva

Head to the Montreal Botanical Garden for this awe-inspiring horticultural exhibit


After a 10-year hiatus, Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal is back. This spectacular exhibition, featuring 50 living sculptures created by horticultural teams from 20 countries, is being staged at the beautiful Montreal Botanical Garden. It took 200 artists to assemble and plant the exhibits on-site. More than three million plants were seeded just for the event.

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Unlike topiary, which involves the pruning and clipping of shrubs into a variety of shapes, mosaiculture is an art form in which three-dimensional sculptures are created with live plants. Each sculpture starts with a drawing or technical rendering that outlines detailed plans for the structural base and components of the finished piece. The sculptures are constructed of a metal substructure, typically steel or aluminum, to form the desired shape.


 

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