Choose a Seed for your Writer’s Gift

Students of 5/6j as we prepare to finalise your Writer’s Gift, Mrs Whitehead sent me these fabulous images from a garden display in Montreal. Choose one of these images as use it as a seed in your Writer’s Notebook. You will be publishing this seed so think carefully about how you record your thinking and make sure you add lots of details. Take a look at these unique images.

Here is some information about the display:


Once every three years, there is an international competition in horticultural sculpture, called “mosaiculture,” in a major city in the world.  This year it was in Montreal Canada .  This is not topiary but rather creating sculptures out of living plants.  The greatest horticulturalists in the world, from 20 different countries, submitted plans a year in advance.  Steel armatures were then created to support the works (some 40 feet high); they were then wrapped in steel mesh and filled with dirt and moss and watering hoses.  Then they ordered 3 million plants of different shades of green and brown and tan, and these were grown in greenhouses all over Quebec .  In late May, these horticulturalists came to Montreal and planted all of their plants in the forms at the Montreal Botanic Gardens, and they have been standing there for three months!


There were 50 major sculptures along a path two miles long.  They were incredible!


If you would like to visit a few and walk along the path with me, please click on