Montreal Botanical Garden

Montreal Botanical Garden

June 08, 2006 09:00 ET

The Montreal Botanical Garden Launches Its Weekend Celebrations Series!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2006) - The Montreal Botanical Garden will be pulling out all the stops for its 75th anniversary, and partying all summer long! The Weekend Celebrations series will kick off on June 9, the official anniversary of the Garden's founding, with a great line-up of festive attractions. There will be special visitor activities, street performers, musicians and singers to keep things hopping. During this first weekend, the Garden even invites you to add to the festive atmosphere by sporting something flowery. And everyone who comes to join the fun on June 9, 10 and 11 will get 25% off the regular price of admission!

Weekend Celebrations series at the Botanical Garden, summer weekends, starting June 9.A special line-up including song, dance, craft demonstrations and visitor activities for all ages in the different thematic gardens, all summer long.



Weekend Celebrations series: June
25% off admission

June Official Botanical Garden Anniversary weekend
9, 10 and 11
Come enjoy three days of musicians, singers, street
performers,workshops, face-painting and special guided
tours of the Anniversary Path.

Don't miss Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal on June
10, at 2 and 3 p.m.!

Add to the festive atmosphere by wearing a flower:
sport a bloom in your buttonhole, a flowered shirt, a
bonnet trimmed with blossoms ... it's up to you!


Weekend Celebrations series: July
July
1 and 2 JAPANESE GARDEN
Niwa no mai - Dancing in the Garden, 2:30 p.m. (60 min.)
Discover traditional Japanese and contemporary dance with
dancers and choreographers Heidi S. Durning (Fujima Kanso
o)of Kyoto and Lucie Gregoire of Montreal.

7 to 9 PEACE GARDEN
Turkish Culture Days, noon to 5 p.m.

15 and 16 CHINESE GARDEN 15 years
Oriental Music and Dance Festival, 1 and 2:30 p.m. (30
min.)
A veritable festival of Asian colours and rhythms featuring
the talents of Chinese, Indian and Japanese folk groups.

10 years!
22 and 23 TREE HOUSE
Find your Celtic Tree with the help of a Druid, 1:30 to
3:30 a p.m.

Listen to tales of the forest for the whole family, 3:30
p.m.(60 min.)
Taste spruce and birch beer from Breuvages Marco, 1 to 4
p.m.
Nature crafts for the family, 1:30 to 3 p.m.


Weekend Celebrations series: August
August
5 and 6 FIRST NATIONS GARDEN 5 years!
Two great days of celebrations, including a concert by
Florent Vollant and friends on August 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

12 and 13
COURTYARD OF THE SENSES
Explore plants' beauties from a different angle, and "see"
them as a visually impaired person does by touring the
Courtyard of the Senses with a MIRA guide dog, 11 a.m. to 1
p.m.

Come hear singing plants (plant instruments), 1:30, 2:45
and 4 p.m. (60 min.)


And there's more!

- Anniversary Path, outdoor gardens, until October 31

If you think you know all there is to know about the Garden, this
fascinating series of 24 anniversary panels may surprise you! It's
full of entertaining anecdotes and little-known facts. Here are 24
more reasons to visit the Garden this summer! Free guided tours of
the Anniversary Path. Check the schedules posted.

- Family Memories at the Botanical Garden, Tree House, until October
31

This touching exhibition looks at the Botanical Garden through the
lenses of visitors since 1931. It's a very personal tribute and a
delightful trip back in time.

- Happy Birthday, Garden!, Main Exhibition Greenhouse, June 9 to
September 4

A colourful and highly original floral exhibition highlighting the
Garden's development over the past 75 years.

Hours: Open daily from May 15 to October 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until
9 p.m. during The Magic of Lanterns, from September 8 to October 31).

Admission: Including access to the exhibition greenhouses, outdoor
gardens and Insectarium: $12.75 for adults, $9.50 for students and
seniors, $6.50 for ages 5 to 17. Free for ages 4 and under. Discounts
for Acces Montreal cardholders.

Montreal Botanical Garden
4101 Sherbrooke East

General information: 514 872-1400
Website: www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/jardin


We wish to thank the Ministere des Affaires municipales et des Regions du Quebec and all the partners who have made these events possible.

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