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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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As featured in 3 days in Montreal
Ranked #4 of 241 attractions in Montreal
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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Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A bit different from other botanical gardens we have visited, this setting is rather expansive and spread out. There are several areas with large benches and wooden lawn chairs that are perfect for relaxing amongst the vegetation and ponds. Read a book or enjoy a nice picnic lunch. Plantings run the gamut from formal to wild native forest area. Some... More

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The botanical garden is for sure one of the best places to go in Montreal. Visit the Chinese garden and get impressed by the bonsai exposed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

You have to allow yourself at least half a day for this, but it is very worth it! Ensure you get the ticket package which includes the Biodome, well worth it. A brilliant day out in the sunshine.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

China garden, Alpine garden...don't miss a thing,. Very comprehensive and definitely worth the visit!

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to the gardens, situated near to the Stade Olympique and spent a happy afternoon wsandering around. |There were various 'gardens' within the garden and we particularly liked the Chinese garden. The whole garden was well designed and obviously requires a lot of tending. There was a shuttle at one pouint which was welcome on a hot afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the botanical garden; known for the Chinese and Japanese gardens, the shade garden was strong, native garden interesting, impressive area for Children's summer gardening programs (off limits to visitors), and good demonstration gardens. Enjoyed wine, food and music at the end of the day in the shady restaurant terrace. Finding a parking place when we arrived was a... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see at the Botanical Gardens...one of my favorites is the Rose Garden. They're currently constructing a new entrance which was a bit off-putting, but all in all, a wonderful day!

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The arrangement of gardens is well laid out, though there could be more directional signs. Even when many areas were past their prime, they were still lovely. The cafeteria was mediocre and the lines substantial, but the restaurant seemed a long way away.

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Kuah, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There are various sections to the garden which makes it more interesting and fun to explore. I loved the Japanese and Chinese gardens and lying close to each other, you could actually see the difference of these two cultures and then there is a senses sections and four ecosystems and other areas, each of them having their own unique aspects.... More

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hamilton
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Awesome day trip; all the gardens were beautiful;$40 one way cab fare from our hotel (Intercontinental), could have taken the local transit

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