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Blooms of the week

The Hacienda, nicknamed the “Sunlight Conservatory”
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Michel Tremblay)
The Hacienda the atmosphere of Hispanic gardens
  • The Hacienda the atmosphere of Hispanic gardens
  • Begonia 'Escargot'
  • Bovine skull in the Arid Regions Greenhouse
  • Miltonia 'Morris Chesnut'.
  • Vriesea
  • Platycerium superbum
  • Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse
  • Tillandsia usneoides and Cissus discolor
  • Ferns Greenhouse
  • Alpinia purpurata

    Hospitality Greenhouse

    • Insectivorous plants in the terrarium.
    • Flowers: red ginger, pendent heliconia, blue ginger, bird of paradise and more.
    • Fruits: screw pine, Christmas palm, Triandra palm


  • Bromeliads

    Tropical Rainforest Greenhouse

    • Flowers: several bromeliads and orchids, lollypop plant, white bat flower, golden brush, Queen Emma lily, spider lily, Mexican shrimp plant and more.  
    • Colourful leaves carpet the ground and Spanish moss serves as a backdrop


  • Citrus reticulata

    Tropical Food Plants Greenhouse

    • Fruits: banana tree, papaya, citrus, coconut palm, lemon drop mangosteen, naranjilla, starfruit tree, akee, jackfruit tree, Malabar spinach and more.
    • Flowers: soursop tree, cacao tree, Malabar spinach, rose-apple treeand more.
  • Cymbidium (Gorey 'Trinity' AM/RHS x Maufant 'Rozel' FCC/RHS).

    Orchids and Aroids Greenhouse

    • Spectacularly shaped and coloured orchids. Some are fragrant.
    • Some aroids are also in bloom, such as tailflowers and peace lilies.
  • General view of the Ferns Greenhouse

    Ferns Greenhouse


  • Begonia 'Richmondensis'

    Begoniaceae and Gesneriads Greenhouse

    • Foliage of various shapes, textures and colours.
    • Colourful blooms: begonias, goldfish plant, tree gloxinia, medinilla, passion flower, rhytidophyllum, chirita, Java glorybower, sinningia and more.
    • Beautiful plant walls.
  • Arid Regions Greenhouse

    Arid Regions Greenhouse

    • Flowers: crown of thorns, aloe, groundsel, carrion flower and more.
    • Fruits: woolly-joint prickly pear, Barbados gooseberry
    • Over 80-year-old elephant foot trees (next to the doors of the Hacienda).
  • Overview of the Hacienda


    • Flowers: wickerware cactus, bougainvillea and more.
    • Fruits: wickerware cactus
    • Peeling bark of the fragrant bursera


  • Penjings in the Garden of Weedlessness

    Garden of Weedlessness

    • Beautiful penjings
    • Flowers: leopard plant
  • Calliandra haematocephala.

    Main Exhibition Greenhouse