Hit the road for a "One-Tank Trip" around Southern Ontario.
Adventures worth the drive from the syndicated newspaper/web column by Jim Fox
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Montréal's Summer of Gardens
With the Mosaïcultures back at the Botanical Garden,
Dale Chihuly?s need-to-be-seen blown-glass sculptures at the MMFA, and
the city?s profusion of green spaces, we figured a special issue on
gardens was in order. From tiny and tucked-away to giant and
jaw-dropping, they?re fantastic spots to sit and think?or not?on a
lovely summer day.
Mosaïcultures, the perfect ticket for green-thumbs and dreamers
Get your green on at the Botanical Garden with Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013
(MIM2013). Wander through a 2.2-km circuit filled with more than 40
plant sculptures created by over 250 horticulturalists from 30
countries. These high priests of horticultural art will compete for the
Grand Honorary Jury Award and the People?s Choice Award.
Dale Chihuly?s stunning blown-glass sculptures at the MMFA
Must see: Dale Chihuly?s
phenomenal blown-glass sculptures on display at the Montréal Museum of
Fine Arts (until October 20). While marveling at these
organically-shaped, nature-inspired and intensely vivid installations,
you?ll get why he?s been dubbed modern day Tiffany. Since you?re there,
pop over to the Sculpture Garden on Du Musée Avenue, an open-air ode to
art that?s excellent for ambling.
Let Guidatour lead you down secret garden paths
There?s nothing like foliage and flowers to stimulate your senses. And Guidatour?s Unknown Parks and Gardens
tour of the city?s covert flora does just that. Spanning exquisitely
tended 18th-century kitchen gardens to artfully landscaped terrains high
atop Mount Royal, the full-day bus tour also includes a stop-off at the
Take a self-styled tour of downtown Montréal?s green spots (there are lots!)
If you?re the independent type, download this handy geolocated map app from District Montréal
and wander at whim around downtown Montréal?s pretty parks and
gardens?little pockets of paradise that offer sweet retreat from the
urban jungle. The map also gives you the scoop on little-known facts,
like the daily ?ring of fire? at Place Riopelle, the authentic Parisian
métro entrance at Square Victoria Park and lots of other details.
In Montréal, we?ve got
108 festivals to enjoy, 365 days a year! No matter the language or your
interests, we've got something for everyone. That's what Montréal is all
about! Discover our full festival calendar.