Night-Lit Gardens

If you’re in Montreal and looking for a beautiful, holiday night-time activity, try the Botanical Gardens.

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Right now, the magical Gardens of Light – Jardins de lumière – are happening in the Chinese and Japanese sections of the Montreal Botanical Gardens.

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My Quynh Duong is the Artistic Designer behind these Montreal Gardens of Light. A trained architectural technician, she has been working with the lanterns in the Chinese Garden since 2001. This year, that garden features more than 1,000 lanterns, handmade in China.

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France Jutras and Jocelyn Bathalon of Jutras Bathalon are the display’s talented lighting designers.

If you are interested in seeing some night-lit gardens in Vancouver, you can look ahead to the Festival of Lights at our VanDusen Botanical Gardens from December 9 to January 2. Santa and his mull-soaked elves will also make an appearance.

Written by Elizabeth Newton

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