Guest Speaker: Marie-Claude Limoges
Topic: Montreal Botanical Garden
This is the fifth and final stop on our virtual cross-country tour of botanical gardens
Founded in 1931, the Montreal Botanical Garden (www.espacepourlavie.ca) is a world-renowned destination for horticulturists. With a collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares (190 acres), it is also one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. Among its masterpieces are the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations Gardens, offering visitors the opportunity to discover diverse cultural and scenic experiences in one location.
Marie-Claude Limoges has been Head of the Division of Horticulture and Collections at the Montreal Botanical Garden since 2016. Her responsibilities include managing the development, production and maintenance of all the botanical garden collections. Marie has BSc and MSc degrees in Agriculture, specializing in soil science and plant biology.
Members: Instructions for participation in this virtual event will be emailed to members twice – once on the Friday prior to the meeting, and again on Monday. Instructions are also available by logging into our site and checking the “members-only” version of this event.
Visitors: Guests are welcome to participate in this virtual event, part of a series on Canadian Botanical Gardens, at no charge. Instructions for participation will be emailed to non-society members who complete the registration process prior to the event start time. Visit the website at http://www.richmondhillgardensociety.org/event-4640616 and click on the “Register” button to begin.
All general meetings begin with a welcome and general announcements, which precede introduction of the guest speaker.
In addition to being provided in a virtual manner, this meeting may also simultaneously be held at the McConaghy Centre. If so, this Event record will be updated with information required for in-person attendance, such as Covid-protection measures required for entry to the facility (i.e., mandatory wearing of face mask, proof of fully-vaccinated status).