The horticultural art exhibition Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 will bloom at the Montréal Botanical Garden, A Space For Life. Get set for spectacular two- and three-dimensional works made from living plants, created by the world’s top horticultural artists. An enchanting outing for the whole family.
Mosaiculture is a refined horticultural art that involves creating and mounting living artworks made primarily from plants with colourful foliage (generally annuals, and occasionally perennials). The colourful two- and three-dimensional drawings, designs, sculptures and reliefs thus created employ a wide variety of flora. This multifaceted and complex discipline, an ornamental art, draws on numerous practices: on sculpture for its structure and volume, on painting for its palette, and on horticulture in its use of plants in a living, constantly changing environment. Mosaiculture should be distinguished from topiary, which features mostly shrubs pruned to create different shapes.
About the International Mosaiculture Committee (IMC) : Mosaïcultures Internationales® answers to the International Mosaiculture Committee, which was created in the first year of the event in Montréal (MIM2000). Its mission is to foster development and innovation in mosaiculture as well as regulate competitions held in the framework of local, national and international events. It is also mandated to promote the art of gardening by encouraging friendly and professional relations between the various stakeholders with an interest in mosaiculture.