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Blooms of the week

The Hacienda, nicknamed the “Sunlight Conservatory”
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)
  • Alpinia purpurata

    Molson Hospitality Greenhouse

    • Insectivorous plants in the terrarium.
    • Flowers: giant white bird of paradise, red ginger, heliconias and more.
    • A favorite : torch-ginger and starburst bush.


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest

    • Flowers: Bromeliads, orchids, lollypop plant, nun's orchid, Costa Rican skullcap and more.  
    • Colourful leafs carpet the ground and Spanish moss serves as a backdrop


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: cacao tree, citrus fruits, banana tree, starfruit tree, papaya, coffee tree, strawberry guava and jackfruit tree.
    • Flowers: Meyer lemon, banana tree, macadamian nut tree and soursop tree.
    • A favorite: long leaves of young coconut palm and banana trees.
  • Cymbidium (Gorey 'Trinity' AM/RHS x Maufant 'Rozel' FCC/RHS).

    Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse


    • Spectacularly shaped and coloured orchids; a natural masterpiece!
    • A favorite: orchid Citrochilum macranthum.
    • Some aroids are also in bloom, such as tailflowers and peace lilies.
  • General view of the Ferns Greenhouse

    Ferns Greenhouse

    • Fascinating staghorn ferns.
    • Tree ferns from Australia, Hawaii, Asia and Caribbean all reunited under the same roof.
    • All shades of green with a touch of pinkinsh and bluish.
  • 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 and more.
    • A favorite : gloxinia.
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse


    • Over 80-year-old elephant foot trees (next to the doors of the Hacienda).
    • Fruits: prickly pear.
    • Flowers: gasteria, aloe and crown of thorns.
    • A favorite : big bluish agave plant.
  • Overview of the Hacienda


    • Strange living stones and other plants from South Africa.
    • Hechtia aund spurges in bloom.
  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

    • Beautiful penjings (miniaturized trees in pots).
    • Camellia in bloom.
  • Calliandra haematocephala.

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse

    • Full of flowers for butterflies!