The Landscapes Of Canada Gardens are on the west side of the property at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Consisting of four ecosystems from across Canada with a multitude of plants from each, the Gardens look different each time you visit. I like to photograph it at least once in a given season to document it over time. These photographs are from a July visit. I approached into the Boreal Forest section, with the museum in the background. Plants and trees of that environment are placed here and are in full summer colour at the moment.
Prairie Grassland is the next ecosystem. Flowers and grasses have been planted and have been particularly growing well this year.
The pathway leads through this sculpture by Bill Lishman of a stylized iceberg.
Taken from the sidewalk, this features a view of the museum and iceberg. The plants in the foreground constitute those of the third ecosystem, Arctic Tundra, with shrubs and grasses of the far north that do well in Ottawa, mixed amid rock.
A section of tiles lies nearby with names of people who have made donations to the museum over time.
Some more of the plants and wildflowers.
The path moves into its last stage, the Mammoth Steppe, where plants that were around in the ice age and are still around today are placed near three sculptures of a mammoth family.