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Montreal Botanical Gardens

Neighborhood: 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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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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Beautiful but nothing special

We have been to nearly a dozen botanical gardens throughout the U.S. and now the one in Montreal. The Montreal Botanical Gardens are absolutely beautiful, but aren't they all? My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Calhoun, Georgia
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Calhoun, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to nearly a dozen botanical gardens throughout the U.S. and now the one in Montreal. The Montreal Botanical Gardens are absolutely beautiful, but aren't they all? My girlfriend wants to see the botanical garden in whatever city we travel to, but to me there isn't much uniqueness. If you have never been to a botanical garden or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Chinese Gardens are part of the gardens, and with all the lanterns it makes it for a spectacular display.A great time to visit is late spring and summer when the flowers are in bloom.

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Madison, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

June may be the perfect time to visit these gardens. Each area is unique. We learned so much! In retrospect, I would skip the Insectarium and spend more time elsewhere. The Native Cultures area is a treasure hunt of hidden gems, and the Japanese and Chinese Gardens are a study in cross-pollination. Not to be missed!

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Revere, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We decided to walk here after visiting the Biodome. The problem? It was a 90-something degree day and the walk isn't as close as tourist sites will have you believe. If you have trouble walking, please take the mini train! If you're just parking at the Biodome, then it will be a slightly closer walk because the garage is a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Visited in March therefore an inside visit only. The garden itself is nice to visit. It is well done, a path to follow that brings you to all areas. It is divided by theme and everything is well identified. The area with the plants/trees that produced edible goods is an eye opener. Where comes what we consume, such as cinnamon!... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If your interested in plants and butterfly's don't miss this place >the butterfly's were amazing beautiful colours flying freely around the place.Also an insect place here which we did not visit

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We visited yesterday on a cold windy day and felt like we were in the tropics. Take enough time to walk slowly and enjoy all the flowers, read what the wonderful information the staff have provided to give you a better understanding of what you are looking at. You do not have to bring a child to go. Bring your... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Beautifully landscaped, with ponds and bridges, a large glassed-in conservatory, a Japanese garden with lanterns, etc. The gardens cover a rather vast territory, but there are shuttle wagons available. Next door, you'll also find a fascinating Insectarium, founded and operated by one of the world's leading entymologists.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Go. Just do it. Especially if you're tired of the cold weather. Visiting the butterfly exhibit at the Botanical gardens is good for the soul. The butterflies were amazing and one might even land on you. People of all ages were enjoying this exhibit and we did too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like plants, domestic or foreign, plain or exotic, this is the place to see in eastern Canada. The staff are very knowledgable and willingly share insghts and care advice. Allow a couple hours to wander through all the theme gardens and parks. Japanese and Chnese are most enjoyable. Go in later Sumemr when all plants and flowers are... More 

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