Chinese Gardens – The famously beautiful Chinese Gardens at the Botanical Garden have been undergoing a complete makeover over the past few years. To celebrate the city’s 375th birthday, the Chinese and the Canadians have come together to “rebuild this magnificent garden”. To create this new Chinese Garden, rocks and stones have been shipped from China in order to create some of the impressive installations.
This year’s theme is all about dragons. The Tian Long dragon is installed in one of the enclosed spaces in the Chinese Garden. Water installations include the biggest dragon in the garden with its stones all shipped from China. It is said that the Chinese dragon lives in the heart of the ocean and is both beneficial and dangerous. All around the dragon will be bird cranes, which symbolises the friendship between Montreal and Shanghai.
The best time to visit the Chinese Garden is at night, in order to be able to see the dragons lit up. There will also be the Japanese Garden as well as the First Nation’s Garden. The Gardens will open on September 8th and will end on xOctober 31st. Friday to Saturdays, the Gardens will be open until 10pm. Adult prices are 20,25$, students are 14,75$, children will be 10.25$ and children under the age of five have free entry.