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Montreal's Chinese Gardens finally reopen after three years of renovations

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DH Montreal Staff Sep 01, 2017 2:29 am 610

After three years of renovations, Montreal’s Chinese Gardens at the Botanical Garden are finally reopen to the public.

The gardens are the largest Chinese gardens outside of Asia and they received a major facelift.

The renovations began in June 2015 and craftsmen from China were involved in the rebuilding and repairs.

The renovations included fixing the lighting on the Tower façade, installing the brass handles on the Friendship Hall doors,  positioning the Lingbi stones in the Entrance Courtyard, and restoring all seven pavilions.

The gardens will also be featured in the Gardens of Light festival which runs from September 8 to October 31.

This year’s theme will fittingly showcase the magic of the Chinese Dragon.

“The dragon symbolizing China, will be the star of the 25th edition of the lantern festival in the Chinese Garden,” said Espaces pour la Vie in a statement.

“It will be accompanied by its nine offspring, protecting the newly restored pavilions.”

Gardens of Light

Where: Botanical Garden4101 rue Sherbrooke Est 
When: September 8 to October 31, 2017

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