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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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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 - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the city's jewels, is recognized...

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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Nice way to spend an afternoon!

Admission to the Gardens includes admission to the Insectarium. Leisurely stroll through the picturesque gardens and getting a chance to learn about (and observe) all kinds of... read more

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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Admission to the Gardens includes admission to the Insectarium. Leisurely stroll through the picturesque gardens and getting a chance to learn about (and observe) all kinds of insects. Young children will especially enjoy the Insectarium. Discount on admission with CAA card.

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Plattsburgh, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of fun for those who enjoy gardens and the outdoors! This is not just a botanical garden, it is also a large park with plenty of places to simply sit and relax. There are different cultural gardens that show off the culture and plantings from around the world. During the fall they have an expansive exhibit of Chinese Lanterns,... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife visit the botanical gardens at all different times of the year--depending on what we wish to see. For example, in the dead of winter, we have frequented their bio domes, where we can warm ourselves without flying south. Check their calendar for when butterflies fill up an entire niche or visit the site during their Chinese Lantern Festival.... More 

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I visited and walked around the grounds and although most of the plants were dead it was still quite beautiful. The greenhouse was gorgeous! Definitely recommended!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is in a lovely setting. Easy to get to on the Montreal Metro. We came here in the beginning of October, and most of the colorful blooms had passed their prime. It's a spectacular place anyway. We stayed for a while at the Japanese gardens, communing with the one very friendly goldfish that just wanted to be around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the gardens but first, for the price and the season, We found it not worth the price, most of the trees ended the foliage, and there's not much to enjoy… I Promise to go again, but in spring or summer. It is a place to be all day, not for a 2 or 3 hour visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Botanical Garden during the festival of Lights that happens every Fall. I went about an hour before sunset and toured around the greenhouses while I was waiting for the lights to start. The greenhouses are fairly small but they had some interesting plants (I especially liked the cactus greenhouse!). Once the sun had set, I explored the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A huge garden! Must definitely see. In the spring and the summer time is better to visit but other time is ok too. Botanical Gardens have an insectarium which open all year around. Recently, I've visited it and took many pictures. Sometimes, they have some interesting exhibitions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the exterior gardens only and even though the flowers had long since bloomed, we enjoyed the quiet gardens on a cool fall day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited at the right time, when the lanterns were lit in the Chinese garden. They are fabulous, but you don't need to wait till night time to see them, they look gorgeous during the day too, especially reflected in the lake.

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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.