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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 #2 of 199 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/train
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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 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!
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to visit this Chinese Garden by fellow travellers in Quebec. We were lucky, as it wasn't mentioned by anyone else in Montreal, or shown on any brochures.

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Vergennes, Vermont
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I don't get to travel often, but if there is a botanical garden where I end up, I make it a priority to visit! I think the Montreal Botanical Gardens has been the best botanical garden I have every visited. The outdoor displays are phenomenal and the indoor variety is quite large. I like how the gardens are organized, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The gardens are world class. It is divided into sections, so that if you can't walk the full garden, you can select what you do want to see. The greenhouse is full of exotic plants and there is a lovely gift shop there

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stopped by during our get away vacation in October...While I went with the intention of seeing the Lantern Festival (which is BEAUTIFUL!), the garden itself is quite nice even during the fall. The Japanese Garden was quite nice along with the Chinese Garden (where much of the Lantern Festival took place) as well. A kid's fall playground was also a... More

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mexico city, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I first time saw Botanical gardens. So I might be over rating my experience but i loved it. I visited late evenings and i admired lights and colors and art.

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Tampa
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I especially liked their begonia collection (one of the best that I have ever seen), and the overall experience.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped at the botanical gardens while in Montreal in Sept 2013. The sculptures were breath taking. It was hard to believe they were composed of plants and flowers. Amazing and a must see!

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Montreal
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This enormous green space in the heart of Montreal's east end is definitely worth a visit at almost any time of year (see the butterflies, the Insectarium, and especially the greenhouses with their fabulous orchid collection among other attractions). A beautiful spot to wander through the various exotic and other gardens, regardless of the season. Restorative and memorable!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was a lovely exhibition and the characters, ships and lanterns were beautiful and reflected on the pond. It is best to see when it gets dark.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

And I recognise when Winter approaches in Quebec things wind down - but this one really was being stripped down to very little left to see when I visited.

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