Benefits to Biodiversity
Satellite imagery can provide valuable insight for monitoring vegetation growth, identifying areas for expansion and enhancing conservation efforts. With their ability to capture high-resolution images from space, satellites can provide invaluable insights into the health, biodiversity and distribution of plant species, supporting in conservation efforts and habitat management. Satellite imagery can be instrumental in identifying areas of vegetation stress, optimising irrigation strategies and detecting changes in land use. Furthermore, it helps in mapping and assessing the overall landscape, enabling informed decision-making and enhancing our understanding of the ecological dynamics within the gardens.
History of the Botanical Garden of Montreal
Since 2009, the garden has been consolidated into five museums, namely the Biosphere, the Biodôme, the Insectarium and the Planetarium, forming part of the largest natural science museum complex in Canada.
The Garden proudly nurtures a diverse collection of 22,000 plant species, including cultivars and varieties cultivated for their distinct characteristics. Iconic plants within the Garden encompass arums, begonias, Japanese bonsai, Chinese penjings, bromeliads (including pineapple), cacti, ferns, lilacs, lotuses, orchids, and ornamental apple trees.
These botanical specimens are showcased across ten exhibition greenhouses and various thematic gardens. Visitors can meander through the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden, the First Nations Garden, the Rose Garden, the Undergrowth Garden and other educational gardens, such as the Tree House. The northern section of the Garden has been transformed into an Arboretum, offering a unique arboreal experience.