The Botanical Gardens in Montreal were established throughout the 1930s.
This typically Art Deco fountain is in front of the Administration Building. The stepped design is obvious to even a casual glance but there are also reliefs featuring native fauna.
The beaver is a local favourite.
This side of the fountain allows the water from the higher level to pass through a number of holes to the pools mentioned previously.
It features two reliefs of cranes or similar long-legged water birds wading among the bullrushes.
Each bird is different from the other providing a naturalistic yet still symetrical arrangement.