The Landscapes Of Canada Gardens have been in place for the last two years at the west side of the property here at the Canadian Museum of Nature. I pass through on a regular basis, and like to feature it here each season. In this case I paid a visit in late August. Four ecosystems are presented with plants and trees drawn from each- boreal forest, prairie grasslands, Arctic tundra, and mammoth steppe. I start here with the boreal forest area, occupied by trees, shrubs, and small plants one would find in the vast section of the country that ecosystem occupies.
The prairie grassland has been growing well this summer in the heat, and of course doesn't just include the tall grass, but flowers one might see growing in the wild.
This steel sculpture, created by artist and inventor Bill Lishman, depicts an iceberg. The path flows beneath it.
Looking up gives us this view.
Arctic tundra plants here are placed amid rocks and have been growing well. They'll tend to grow taller here than they do in the far north.
This view is from the sidewalk seen above, taking in the view towards the museum.
Here we have more of the grasslands flowers and plants. Bees and butterflies were going about while I was here.
The Mammoth Steppe is the last area, with plants around the sculptures of a mammoth family that would have already been growing thousands of years ago during their time, and have survived into the current day. The Common Yarrow is one of those plants.
I close out with a view of the mammoth family and the museum.