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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-1400
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/train
Description: The Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the city's jewels, is recognized as...
The Montreal 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, Frederic 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 Montreal, right near the Biodome and Olympic Park, the Montreal Botanical Garden is a living museum of plants from all over the world. You can also enjoy the Insectarium which is on the Garden's site. Have a great visit!
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Zoo / Botanical garden combined

Great displays of multiple habitats with vegetation, animals and climate. Parking is expensive, and the line to get into the garage was long. Park on street if possible, or take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Great displays of multiple habitats with vegetation, animals and climate. Parking is expensive, and the line to get into the garage was long. Park on street if possible, or take public transportation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Still my favorite Montreal attraction even in winter! Wonderful butterfly exhibit while we were here this time. Not to be missed.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Amazing! Hundreds of butterflies fluttering all around you. All different kinds of species with beautiful brilliant colors. My 4 year old loved it! This exhibit is in a different building than the insectarium so if you're doing both and have a little one, bring a stroller. It's a bit of a walk to/from each building. You could just drive your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both love to visit botanical gardens and this was one of our favorites. They had an insect exhibit that we visited and the greenhouses and butterfly house are beautiful sights to see. I would suggest you visit the butterfly and greenhouses early in the day as they were very populated. It would have been a perfect... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I'm sure this is spectacular in the summer/fall but when we went, it was snow covered and we really didn't see anything. Granted we didn't walk far into it because right in the beginning, we saw nothing. We saw some lumps that were covered for the winter but that's about it. They really shouldn't even offer it as a ticket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited the gardens during April. It wasn't a good time to visit the outside gardens - they were snowed over and the paths were icy. But the butterfly house and insectarium were worth the admission price.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a must see place for Montrealers and visitors alike. Do not miss the Chinese lanterns in the fall they are spectacular bring your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a lovely warm sanctuary on Easter Sunday. I can only imagine what the gardens will look like once the snow melts. Inside, though, the exhibits and flowers were gorgeous. The Butterfly exhibit was amazing. So many different colors, sizes, shapes of butterflies flying freely. Watching the butterflies come out of their cocoons was also pretty amazing. They ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went during April where most of the gardens is closed. Only the greenhouse and the Butterflies Go Free is accessible. However, we were not disappointed. Lots of photo-taking at the Butterflies exhibition where they roam freely and it was simply fun & beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Adults have enjoyed the visit of the botanical garden, but the kids liked more the Insectarium and the "Butterflies go free" event.

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie has one of Canada's most prominent Italian communities, with Little Italy concentrated along the convivial bends of Saint-Lawrence Boulevard. Known for its fantastic bars and authentic Italian fare, the domain includes the Jean-Talon Market, the largest public market in North America. Open year-round, sunny months see fruit and vegetable stalls set up outside the main chalet, while blustery weather draws crowds indoors to meat and cheese sellers, spices and truffles stalls, and for regional delicacies such as rare Charlevoix lamb. While the market dictates what's fresh for local restaurateurs, visitors can please more than their palates, taking in the Renaissance architecture and frescos of Madonna della Difesa, the picturesque Rue Saint-Rominique with its cheerful homes and splendid gardens, or the ornamented thoroughfare of Plaza Saint-Hubert.