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.