Montreal's Botanical Gardens are a pretty magical space. They host a ton of different events throughout the year, from pumpkin exhibitions to lantern festivals. They're a fun, educative place to hang out.
Not to mention that it's probably the only place in Montreal where you can find palm trees and orchids in the winter.
Officials at the Botanical Gardens are also always looking for new ways to engage the public and engender public consideration for the environment and landscape architecture.
One of their popular yearly events, for example, is "The Great Gardening Weekend." As part of this event, they hand out free seedlings!
TL;DR The Montreal Botanical Gardens will be giving out free tree seedlings between May 24 and 26 as part of their "Great Gardening Weekend."
The Great Gardening Weekend is a yearly event that takes place in March. This year, the event will be taking place between May 24 and May 26 ath the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, located in the Botanical Gardens.
The weekend is an occasion to celebrate the diversity in agriculture that is the result of tens of thousands of years of cross-breeding that plants have undegone to suit their climates and the tastes of their growers.
The event will feature more than one hundred exhibits, as well as lectures and advice.
The best part is that, thanks to the Québec Department of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion will be offering FREE seedlings to visitors! Quantities are limited, so make sure you get there early if you want one!
For more information, check the event page here!