It has been awhile since I last showed the Landscapes Of Canada Garden at the Canadian Museum of Nature, as I last featured it in the winter. I wanted a spring perspective, and stopped by the Museum during the Tulip Festival. The Garden was opened up last year, and is meant to show four distinct landscapes with vegetation along the path. The boreal forest, with its evergreens and small flowering plants, is first.
Walking along the path takes us by prairie grassland, with the grass still low to the ground at this time of year.
On the other side of the path are tundra plants of the far north, which do well in Ottawa amid the rocks.
The Garden includes this large steel sculpture of an iceberg along its path, which stands out well against the Museum itself.
This is another view of the Prairie grasslands area.
And the final area is the Mammoth steppe, which features the three mammoth statues along the path, with plants that would have been around thousands of years ago planted around and behind them.
Over on the east lawn of the Museum, this mother and baby dinosaur statue set always catch my eye. Tomorrow we start looking at Doors Open.