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Montreal Botanical Gardens

4101 Sherbrooke St. E | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
+1 514-872-1400
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Ranked #5 of 240 Attractions in Montreal
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/train
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program... more » Owner description: The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree House, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. Located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Olympic Park, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the globe.Associated with the Montréal Botanical Garden, the Insectarium welcomes you to discover the world of insects. Have a nice visit! « less
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Coral Springs, Florida
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221 reviews 221 reviews
72 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's about a month since the "Montreal Botanical" was at it's peck. Yet it's still world class. The flower beds outside are starting to rest, yet the inside pavillians are in their glory. They have extensive greenhouses. Many gardens, like the Japanese. The most talked about at the moment, the Chinese. The Chinese garden has a lantern festival, that rivals... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Montreal botanical Gardens are World Class. It's a long walk around, but worth every single step. There are places to rest. Your holiday photos will be all the richer with your photos of each beautiful area, expertly divided into individual types, yet, blending into a visual extravaganza. I went in early Spring - what better time to visit Montreal.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

On a hot summer day, the Gardens are calming and cooling. It is helpful that plants and trees are identified for the casual gardener. Take time to go into the arboretum area in the upper part of the gardens. Mature trees and bushes are a plenty and useful for identification for your own landscape. Enjoy!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This botanical garden is world class. Allow several hours. The greenhouse is extensive, Insectorium very interesting and of high quality, as is the Japanese garden. We were lucky enough to visit during the Chinese lantern festival which was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We throughly enjoyed our visit here along with a morning at the Biodome. The gardens are beautiful and varied, you could easily spend the day here relaxing

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Carmel, NY
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited this lovely spot on a cool, rainy day and still enjoyed it. The Chinese Garden is worth the price of admission alone! It is expensive to park ($12) on top of hefty admission, but a very nice experience.

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Florida
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16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It's a lovely garden complex, quite large and easy to walk around. Lots of information about the plants and well-organized into the various groupings. Very nice place to spend a half-day. Good restaurant, too!

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Millstone, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This place was definitely overhyped. It was a blazing hot day in August, but my family was persisted and visited every garden. For the cost of the admission, we were not at all impressed. The few flowers that weren't dead were overgrown and unkempt. The one bright spot was the Chinese garden, but it definitely didn't make up for the... More

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Sevenoaks, Kent, England
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

C$18.75 entrance, fine to while away a morning but this just does not compare to anywhere UK i.e Wisley. We decided to catch the little train to the furthest point of the gardens & walk back but we weren't allowed on it despite being the only passengers, as we aren't over 65! Ok, so we'll catch the other train that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Plant lover or not, one cannot NOT visit Montreal Botanique. This garden is enormous, full of beautiful and sophisticated horticultures. There are different things to see at every corner. So many plants, pavilions, and exhibits! It is definitely the highlight of my Mtl vacation.

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