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Blooms of the week

Ginkgo biloba at the Botanical Garden
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Robert Mineau)
Ginkgo biloba
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Rhododendron 'Sweet September'
  • Herbaceous plants of Quebec
  • Cynara scolymus
  • Cucurbita pepo 'Spirit'
  • Brassica sp.
  • Helenium sp.
  • Rosa vosagiaca - hip
  • Armeniaca sibirica
  • Alpinia purpurata

    Hospitality Greenhouse

    • Insectivorous plants (in the terrariums)
    • Flowers: red ginger, lobster claw, torch-ginger, and more.
    • Fruits: Christmas palm, screwpine, banana tree, and more.
    • Giant leaves of the traveller's tree


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

    • Flowers: bromeliads, orchids, Panama queen, Mexican shrimp plant, lollypop plant, Mysore clock vine, Costa Rican skullcap, and more. 
    • Carpets of colourful leaves, and curtains of spanish moss.


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: papaya, macadamia nut tree, melindjo, jackfruit, pineapple, and more.
    • Flowers: soursop tree, macademia nut tree, copperleaf, bougainvillea, and more.
    • The stunning bark of the elephant foot yam 
  • Cymbidium (Gorey 'Trinity' AM/RHS x Maufant 'Rozel' FCC/RHS).

    Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse

    • Spectacularly shaped and coloured orchids; a natural masterpiece!
    • Some aroids are also in bloom, such as tailflowers and peace lilies.
    • Beautiful specimens displayed in the terrarium
  • General view of the Ferns Greenhouse

    Ferns Greenhouse

    • Staghorn ferns
    • Tree ferns
    • Beautiful plant walls
    • Fascinating lycopods in the terrarium
    • Pink tint of new fronds 
  • Begonia 'Richmondensis'

    Begoniaceae and Gesneriads Greenhouse

    • Foliage of various shapes, textures and colours.
    • Flowers: begonias, kholeria, chandelier plant, nematanthus, Java glorybower, sinningia, passiflora, and more. 
    • Beautiful plant walls.
    • Specimens on display in the terrarium
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse

    • Fruits: pricklypear, cudjoewood, Texas nipple cactus
    • Flowers: ruschia, crown of thorns, aloe
    • Huge Agave americana and Agave attenuata
    • Cones of the encephalartos
    • Impressive specimens of elephant foot trees
    • Young saguaro
    • Old man cactus (very hairy)
  • Overview of the Hacienda


    • Cacti and other succulents of various shapes
    • In the window: strange living stones 
    • Large Cycads 
    • Fruits and flowers of the mistletoe cactus
    • Bark of the fragrant bursera
  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

    • Beautiful penjings (miniaturized trees in pots) 
    • Himalayan cedar, glaucous bamboo
    • Fruits: Ebbing's silverberry
    • Flowers: common camellia, Kurile cherry tree
  • Calliandra haematocephala.

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse

    • The Main Exhibition Greenhouse is opened February 24 to April 24 for the new exhibition Garden of oddness.
    • Carnivorous plants and unusual plants.
    • Beautiful plant wall.
    • Flowers: plants of the Amaryllidaceae family, bottle brush, Chinese hibiscus, rose-apple tree, and more.