What’s not to love about butterflies? They go from chubby hairy caterpillars, then morph into a beautiful creature that flies freely into the skies. Even if you’re squeamish when it comes to insects or anything without a backbone, you can’t not like butterflies. They’re whimsical, soothing, and one can spend hours just staring at their beautiful colours. Butterflies make us think of the tropics and lush green rainforest-like surroundings. If you can’t get yourself anywhere near a tropical rainforest and are looking for a temporary change of scenery, make your way over to the Montreal Botanical Garden’s for the Nature’s Balm exhibit.
When you enter the Main Exhibition Greenhouse at the Botanical Gardens, you enter a warm, spa-like atmosphere surrounded by lovely flowers and lush greenery while hundreds of beautiful butterflies flutter freely around you. It’s a very calming and soothing zone that’s sure to ignite all your senses and let’s face it, we all could use moments of calm in our lives.
All you nature lovers will be in heaven watching all the pretty butterflies brush past you and perch on the many flowers. You may even be lucky enough to have one land comfortably on you! The exhibit will not only be a comforting excursion but also an educational one. The Botanical Gardens’ nature experts will be on hand to educate you and respond to any questions you may have about these whimsical creatures.
Frequent visitors at the Botanical Gardens know that their special exhibitions never disappoint. For those of you who’ve never been, what better event for a first visit? Whether you’re going with the whole family or with a couple of your gal pals, you’ll definitely feel a strong connection with all the beautiful things nature has to offer!
It all goes down from February 23rd to April 30th at the Main Exhibition Greenhouse. Check out their website for more information and to view the complete schedule. Tickets go from $8-$20, and family passes and group rates are also available. Click here to get more info on rates.
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Photos by Mathieu Rivard and André Sarrazin.