This weekend I finally made it to Mosai Canada at the Parc Jacques Cartier in Gatineau. Here’s a bit of information from the website:
For 107 days, Jacques-Cartier Park will host the biggest horticultural event in Canada, with MOSAÏCANADA 150/Gatineau 2017. Mosaiculture is a most spectacular horticultural technique that combines the following different art forms:
- sculpture for the structure,
- paint for the palette of colours, and
- horticulture as the means of creating living and changing artworks with plants.
The theme of the Gatineau exhibit will reflect 150 years of history, values, culture and arts in Canada, represented by some 40 different arrangements. Admission to the MOSAÏCANADA 150/Gatineau 2017 exhibit in Jacques-Cartier Park will be free. The exhibit will be in the form of a route extending over almost one kilometre. Each visit will last approximately 90 minutes.
Cost: Free (but parking is $20)
Dates: June 30 to October 15, 2017
Opening Hours: From 10 am to 7 pm daily
Parking: $20 (must pay full amount and each parking pass is specific to your vehicle’s license plate number). If you’re up for a walk, you can park across the bridge downtown for free/cheap and walk about 45 minutes to the event.
Other: Guided tours are available for $10, the event is open rain or shine, bags are checked at the gate, many people brought a picnic to enjoy by the water
Now for my favourite part – the pictures! There were 33 mosaiculture displays and aren’t they all stunning?