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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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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 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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A Pretty Interesting Afternoon

You go to a botanical gardens with an uneasiness of what 'exactly' to expect beyond the obvious. The Montreal Botanical Gardens provided a few extras to keep it entertaining as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You go to a botanical gardens with an uneasiness of what 'exactly' to expect beyond the obvious. The Montreal Botanical Gardens provided a few extras to keep it entertaining as well as interesting. It's a little pricey for 'looking at plants' but related to everything you get to see and learn and the amount of time, energy and manpower to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hadn't planned to visit, but was recommended at the tourist office to see the Lanterns - which was a great recommendation. We arrived during the afternoon to see some of the other features of the gardens ahead of the illuminations in the evening and were pleased we did as there is lots to see. Top attractions vary through year... More 

Thank LondonKaytee
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great and informative visit with activities year long with the early spring blooms, Halloween celebrations many greenhouses including walking with loads of butterflies and showing various habitats. Let's not forget the oriental gardens with bonsaïs and the festival of light in the fall. Kids and adults are all taken in and left in awe. Strongly recommended for everybody!

Thank metallion58
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The view is exceptional, in the summer. You will find an assortment of flowers, that will please the most particular visitor.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The botanical garden is very beautiful, weddings, pictures and and other events, I do go as often as i can , the smell of the flowers are great.

Thank Mary F
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great spot to relax in the chines or Japanese Pavillion. Lots ofthings to see and do. If you are in town for one of the events even better! Best bets: Chinese lanterns and setting the butterflies free.Check their web site. Botanical gardens Montreal.

Thank Georgiana C
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must when you visit the city! Beautiful gardens, special orchid greenhouses, special seasonal exhibits (pumpkin exhibit for Halloween,) Chinese gardens. Located next to the Insectarium where young and old can see an amazing collection of insects of all sorts, in summer they also have "Papillons en liberté" or Butterfly Freedom! Across the street is the Olympic Stadium built for... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is place if you like plants and gardens, including rose garde, and Chinese or Japanese style gardens including latern festival or pumpkin festival those are some of the best places to go. They also have the giant lotuses apparently which I keep missing because for certain things you need to go and visit at the right times...If you run... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for many time and it is interesting.Beautiful flowers,trees and plants.it is better to stay there for a full day.

Thank Yuriy995
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Gardens are beautiful! You don't have to be a gardener to appreciate the spectacular gardens. They have different themes during the year. Last summer was amazing with the chinese gardens. We went in the early afternoon and stayed till they closed. The garden was lit up with beautiful lanterns and they had... More 

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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.