Greenhouse Alpinia purpurata in the Molson Hospitality Greenhouse Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray) The Molson Hospitality Greenhouse presents to visitors basic concepts in plant biology. Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) The Molson Hospitality Greenhouse displays large specimens from the Monocotyledon botanical group. Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) The Molson Hospitality Greenhouse is the gateway to all other exhibition greenhouses Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) Terrarium of insectivorous plants in the Molson Hospitality Greenhouse Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Delisle) Turtle (Chrysemys picta) Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray) Sarracenia Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Gilles Murray) Molson hospitality greenhouse in summer Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) Molson hospitality greenhouse in summer Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay) OngletsDescription This greenhouse, located right next to the Reception Centre and leading to the other exhibition greenhouses, gives visitors the basics of plant biology. The Key to the Greenhouses This permanent exhibition combines panels, displays and live plants to offer an introduction to botany and illustrate the different ways that plants obtain food, protect themselves and reproduce. Visitors are guided by interactive displays and information panels. This huge subtropical greenhouse houses large specimens from the Monocotyledons, a botanical group of flowering plants including palms and bamboos. Insectivorous plants are also showcased. Area444 m²Temperaturedaytime 21°C, nighttime 21°CHumidity50%For more informationCarnivorous plantsDionaea Map Shade garden Flowery Brook and Lilacs Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion Aquatic Garden Reception Gardens Peace Garden Courtyard of the Senses Chinese Garden Youth Gardens Alpine Garden Japanese Garden Leslie Hancock Garden Shrub Garden Toxic plantsMedicinal plantsMonastery GardenQuébec Corner Garden of Innovations Economic (Useful) Plant Garden Perennial Garden Arboretum Rose Garden First Nations Garden ExploreWorth exploring Monocotyledons Nearly all of the plants in this greenhouse have something in common with corn: they are all monocotyledons. Find their leaves with parallel veins. Examine the base of the leaf where it sheathes the stem. Look at their floral parts in groups of three. Apart from these features, monocotyledons do not include any real trees. The palm tree, for instance, is not a tree. And the seed contains just one small leaf, called a cotyledon, which contains reserves of nutrients. Insectivorous plants Most plants use their leaves to manufacture food, but once in a while, insectivorous plants also use them to catch bugs. Transformed into ingenious and efficient traps, these leaves allow the plant to get nutrients and thus live in areas where other plants could not because the soil is so poor. Did you know?Did you know? Palms aren't trees Palms are thought to have appeared about 85 million years ago and to have survived the cataclysms that wiped out the dinosaurs. They are tree-like herbaceous plants, not trees, because instead of a real trunk they have a stem called a stipe. After growing for a few years, the stipe no longer changes in diameter but only gets taller. They have thousands of uses, from food to construction, clothing and more. The stipe can also be burned as fuel.