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Blooms of the week

Paddle cactus (Opuntia sp.) in fruit in the Arid Regions Greenhouse
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)
  • Alpinia purpurata

    Molson Hospitality Greenhouse

    • Insectivorous plants (in the terrarium)
    • Flowers: red ginger, coral plant, wax plant, blue ginger, heliconias, pineapple ginger, etc.
    • Screw pine fruits


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest

    • Flowers: Bromeliads, orchids, lollypop plant, firecracker flower, pseuderanthemum and more.  
    • Colourful leafs carpet the ground and Spanish moss serves as a backdrop


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: citrus fruits, akee, banana tree, starfruit tree, papaya, coffee tree, macadamian nut tree, strawberry guava and jackfruit tree.
    • Flowers: cacao tree, soursop tree
  • Cymbidium (Gorey 'Trinity' AM/RHS x Maufant 'Rozel' FCC/RHS).

    Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse


    • Spectacularly shaped and coloured orchids; a natural masterpiece!
    • Some aroids are also in bloom, such as tailflowers and peace lilies.
  • Dicksonia antarctica.

    Ferns Greenhouse

    • Staghorn ferns
    • Tree ferns
    • Beautiful plant walls
  • Begonia 'Richmondensis'

    Begoniaceae and Gesneriads Greenhouse

    • Foliage of various shapes, textures and colours.
    • Colourful blooms: magic flower, basket plant, begonias, tree gloxinia, medinilla, goldfish plant, passion flower, rhytidophyllum, temple bells, Cape primrose, etc. 
    • Beautiful plant walls.
    • Pitchers of the tropical pitcher plant.
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse


    • Over 80-year-old elephant foot trees (next to the doors of the Hacienda).
    • Fruits: pitaya, pricklypear, Barbados gooseberry and cudjoewood
    • Flowers: aloe, crown of thorns
    • Old man of Mexico and his “wool” coat
  • Overview of the Hacienda


    • In the window: strange living stones, caudiciform plants
    • Ceropegia or hearts-on-a-string in bloom.
  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

    • Beautiful penjings (miniaturized trees in pots) like ginkgo and maple trees.
  • Calliandra haematocephala.

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse

    The Main Exhibition Greenhouse will reopen in February 2018 with Butterflies Go Free.