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My Space for Life Garden program

The Perfumed Garden, example of a biodiversity garden by Edwige Rosy Adelaide
Photo: Edwige Rosy Adelaide

In Montréal as elsewhere, urban sprawl and green space fragmentation are contributing to the loss of biodiversity.

As part of its mission of dissemination, education and research, the Montréal Space for Life is launching the My Space for Life Garden program. Cultivating plants on a balcony, terrace or wall or creating a garden are all concrete ways to help preserve biodiversity.

The My Space for Life Garden program will guide you in designing and certifying your green space based on established criteria.

Choose a theme for your garden

Depending on your personal interests and the size of the area you have available, you can choose one – or all – of the following garden themes:

  • The biodiversity garden promotes the cultivation of native plants and the adoption of environmentally friendly culture methods. This will attract a wide range of useful fauna to your garden.
  • The bird garden offers a space that will attract birds – a garden where they can feed and shelter throughout the year.
  • The monarch oasis will transform your garden into a place for observing these flamboyant butterflies.

Before you start to create your garden, we recommend reading our fact sheet on organic gardening entitled Basic principles of organic gardening.

You can register your garden from 15 May to 15 October. Please note that it is restricted to residents of Quebec.


This project was made possible thanks to financial support of the Conférence régionale des élus de Montréal and the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine.

We would also like to thank the Regroupement des éco-quartiers, l’Association des retraités du Jardin botanique de Montréal, Horticulture Indigo, Urbainculteurs and the Space for Life Foundation.

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