Sunday, August 23, 2020

Garden

Each season I like to show the Landscapes Of Canada Gardens, and last did so in spring. This was set up several years ago on the west side of the property at the Canadian Museum of Nature. A few days ago I went down one morning on an overcast day and approached from the southwest entrance. The Gardens incorporate plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers from four distinct ecosystems. The first area from here is Boreal Forest, with everything from small bushes to ever growing trees.


These are doing well in a hot summer.


Likewise doing well is the Prairie Grasslands area, a central part of the Gardens. A mix of grasses and flowers, these have been growing like mad in the summer heat.


Taken from the sidewalk, here we include the iceberg sculpture that crosses the path. Here we have amid rocks the Arctic Tundra, with plants from that area growing among them. The sedge grasses int the foreground have been growing well this year.


More images from the Prairie Grasslands.


The last area is the Mammoth Steppe, with plants that have continued to exist since the end of the mammoth era planted around three statues of mammoths. As is the case with other areas, small mounted labels identify specific plants.


And I finish with a view of the mammoths and the museum itself. The model of the Moon still hangs inside the glass tower.

23 comments:

  1. I could lose a few days wandering around this spot. That's for sure.

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  2. I really do like the old and new with the glass tower.

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  3. What a luxuriant post, William. Thank you for sharing. Be safe. Jo

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  4. Hello,

    Pretty views of the gardens and sculpture! Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week!

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  5. @Joe: it is quite a museum.

    @Iris: I do too.

    @Jo: you're welcome.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Eileen: thank you.

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  6. I hope that many Canadians take the time to visit.

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  7. ...wildflowers are nature's gift!

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  8. Pretty views of the sculptures and buildings.

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  9. What a great place to take an early morning walk.

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  10. I like the mammoths.
    it is an interesting building, too.

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  11. This garden is such a great idea!

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  12. So glad to see these gardens in summertime bloom...and a good close shot of the ice burg sculpture...the winter shots didn't show that the white area is solid (at least to these old eyes.)

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  13. Such a wonderful garden. It looks like the plant life is very full and happy right now.

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  14. I love coneflowers, nice to see them there too.

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  15. As enjoyable as this walk was with all the blooms, William, I was even more taken with the impressiveness of the building.

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  16. Did I say "Awesome new header?"

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  17. The museum is a handsome backdrop for the beautiful gardens.

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  18. The Canadiam Museum of Nature is a beautiful building, commanding and elegant.

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  19. I enjoyed seeing these nice views of the gardens and sculpture.

    All the best Jan

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