Mosaicultures International of Montreal 2013

Mosaiculture is a refined ornamental horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, occasionally perennials).

These two- and three-dimensional designs, drawings, sculptures and reliefs employ a wide variety of flora. This multifaceted and complex art, draws on numerous practices: on painting for its palette, on sculpture for its structure and volume, on horticulture in its use of plants in a living, constantly changing environment.

The non-profit corporation Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal (MIM) was created with the mission to promote horticulture and gardening as both a vital component of the urban landscape and an expression of new millennium values. In 1998 it launched the first-ever Mosaïcultures Internationales in the Old Port of Montréal, in association with the city’s Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces Department.

MIM fosters development and innovation in mosaiculture as well as regulates competitions held in the framework of local, national and international events. It promotes the art of gardening by encouraging friendly and professional relations between the various stakeholders with an interest in mosaiculture.

Mosaiculture should be distinguished from topiary, which features mostly shrubs pruned to create different shapes.

jardin mosaiculture

Botanical Garden Entrance. Photo : ©

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