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  • April 9, 2015

Montréal Space for Life harvests several distinctions

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Photo: Espace pour la vie (Claude Lafond)

In recent weeks, Montréal Space for Life has won four major distinctions that will add to its North American renown.

Regional recognition for the Director of the Botanical Garden

René Pronovost, Acting Director of the Montréal Botanical Garden, received the Frederick Todd award in the “public figure” category, from the Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ). The award salutes his remarkable involvement as head of the Horticulture and Collections Division in a number of major projects, including Mosaïcultures Internationales in 2013, and his role as an ambassador for landscape architecture in horticulture, agronomy and environment over the past 30 years.

The Botanical Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium receive Canada-wide honours

The Montréal Botanical Garden’s Arboretum was hailed as one of the top architectural projects at the annual Awards of excellence by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) in the “Design – Regional Honour” category (Vlan paysages) for the design quality of its interpretation modules. The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium also won an award in the “Design – Regional Merit” category (Fauteux et associés architectes paysagistes), in particular for its green roof, its selection of plants and the mounds “orbiting” the statue of Copernicus.

The Botanical Garden ranked among the top 10 in North America

On March 17, at the 2015 North American Garden Tourism Conference, the Canadian Garden Council presented the Montréal Botanical Garden with an award naming it one of the “Top 10 North American gardens worth travelling for.”

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