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The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden

A 5th Season of Intimate Concerts in a Delightful Summer Setting at the Jardin botanique
Montréal, May 23, 2018 - 

Espace pour la vie has raised the curtain on the program for the 5th edition of one of its summer headline events: The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden. The Artistic Director for this year’s edition of this ever-popular event is Monique Giroux, a great fan of Francophone music and a virtuoso at spotting emerging artists. The event, to be held at the Jardin botanique at 2 p.m. every Sunday from July 1 to September 2, will showcase ten artists, most of them singer/songwriters, in a blend of musical colours and styles. This unique concept, flourishing under the inspiration of its new artistic director, throws the spotlight on artists from near and far. In their own way, they will each offer audiences an intimate version of their repertoire, stripped-down music without complex arrangements, to allow listeners to better dwell in nature through the arts. 

“I can already hear the different artists who will be playing this season, with their different sounds, all of them in harmony with the garden’s fabulous nature. Our guest artists’ songs and tunes will bring us some welcome respite in the heart of a Montréal summer. Here’s hoping it’s a fine one,” says Monique Giroux, Artistic Director for the 2018 The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden event.


A delightful blend of nature and the arts

Each show will offer audiences a chance to soak up nature, savour moments of musical intimacy and appreciate the very essence of the melodies, lyrics and songs. The artists will play new creations and old favourites, offering up easy listening and good feelings in a delightful natural setting.


Before or after the show: nature

Plan on an hour or two, before or after the intimate concerts, to enjoy the splendid spectacle of the peonies, irises, lilies, roses and daylilies in bloom. And stroll through the impressively authentic thematic gardens.


Practical information
Shows are free with admission to the Jardin botanique.

Chairs are allowed on the site especially for the occasion.

Shows will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather conditions.

For the complete program, see


 These 10 talented artists will be combining the arts and nature, for your listening pleasure.




July 1

Ala.Ni kicks off the season in fabulous style with her lilting voice.

July 8

Sylvie Paquette shares her unbounded love of lyrics and music with us.

July 15

Moran marries his husky voice and his compelling lyrics in the naturally theatrical setting of the Jardin botanique.

July 22

Pomme couldn’t imagine a dreamier place to share her fragile songs focusing on throes of the heart and senses.

July 29

Les Hay Babies blend their accents to create delightful music filled with indie-folk sounds.

August 5

Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé brings her laughter, heart and musical imagery to the stunning natural setting of the Jardin botanique.

August 12

Marie Denise Pelletier, with her rich voice and talented performance, shares her Claude Léveillé.

August 19

Émile Bilodeau shows why he is the acclaimed standard bearer of an energetic new sound.

August 26

Bïa draws on nature and the beauty of the Jardin botanique to bring us her finest tunes and interpretations.

September 2

Pierre Flynn will close our season in style with his latest and very aptly titled show, Sur la terre.


Nature dwells within us
In 2018, Espace pour la vie is looking at the many ways of dwelling on our planet. It’s a source of inspiration for some, and a call to reflection and dialogue for others, leading to citizen-based initiatives. This year at Espace pour la vie, nature dwells within us more than ever!


About Espace pour la vie

Espace pour la vie is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Biodôme, Insectarium, Jardin botanique and Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan. These four prestigious municipal institutions form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.

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