Over 50 truly incredible plant sculptures are currently on display at the Botanical Garden in Montreal. Designed by artists from 25 countries, the works of mosaiculture depict a range of delicate, beautiful and unreal scenes through careful manipulation of plants, flowers and shrubs. Visitors to the gardens are able to see giant figures of shepherds, forest nymphs, monkeys and flowers through September 29, during the 2013 Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal (MIM) competition and exhibition.
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- or three-dimensional drawings, designs, sculptures or reliefs, creating living and constantly changing environments that look like magical fairytale landscapes.
The Internationales de Montréal (MIM) has been bringing together botanical artists from all over the world for 16 years, promoting gardening and horticulture through some of the most creative plant art out there. This year’s exhibition features an impressive collection of sculptures-thematic gardens that take shape of abstract art, shepherds, forest nymphs, monkeys and giant flowers, scattered along a 2.2 km path that runs through the garden.
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