This Friday the Redpath Museum Club was given the opportunity to have a complimentary visit and behind the scenes tour at the Montreal Jardin Botanique. We had a wonderful time with our very knowledgable guide, Marie-France, and experienced a little bit of summer in the midst of a long winter! Our tour took us through several climates and plant varieties, from the amazonian rainforest to the bonsai gardens of Japan. We even had a chance to drop by the temporary butterfly exhibit at the gardens (held until April), where our group vied to have a butterfly land on outstretched hands. The tour then took us to the working side of the gardens, giving us a unique opportunity to see what it takes to run an oasis in a Canadian winter (plenty of gloves and good music, apparently). We would like to thank Marie-France and the Jardins for a wonderful trip, and hope to make this an annual event!