A Bounty of Lilacs in Montreal's Botanical Garden

Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac

I visited the Montreal Botanical Garden on a beautiful May day. I brought my camera with the intention of going on a photo safari: an activity where I pick a theme and focus on artworks (or in this case, plants) around that theme, with the aim of looking at everything differently.

At first, I thought I would search out the most jubilant flowers in the gardens.

Montreal Botanical Garden Poppy
Montreal Botanical Garden Tulip

But I immediately forgot that mission when I arrived at the lilac gardens.

I was overwhelmed by a field of lilac shrubs that seemed to go on forever. On that sunny day, I went from shrub to shrub, sticking my nose in the low-hanging bouquets. I was in heaven. Each plant had a perfume that differed in floral notes and intensity. I could have stayed the whole day in that marvelous garden. 

And so I present, lilacs as found in the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac
Montreal Botanical Garden Lilac

Montreal Botanical Garden

Address: 4101 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal ∣ MétroStation Pie-IX (Green Line) ∣ Opening hoursVaries depending on the season