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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 #5 of 241 Attractions in Montreal
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/train
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... more » 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! « less
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Kamloops, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went to the gardens during the day, as it is September lots of things were finished or past their prime. There were still lots of roses though and the greenhouses were very interesting. The setting in the Japanese garden is tranquil and relaxing, especially if you have been driving around Montreal. We left and went for a bite to... More

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ridgeway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Gardens of Lights in late September of this year was a delightful way to spend an evening in Montreal. The gardens are magical and viewed best just as the sun is going down and for the next hour to get the best effect and avoid the crowds that were lined up about 50 deep at each ticket booth,... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited on our second honeymoon. So happy we did! Every garden was gorgeous! There's lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes. Make sure you go back at night to see Jardin de Chine lit up at night...amazing!

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We are so glad we stayed to see the Chinese gardens light display in the evening.. We still did not have time to see the Biodome so we spent the next morning there.

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Smyrna
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Need more than a couple hours to visit properly. Convenient to Metro. We visit a lot of botanical gardens. One of the best, although it was sowing effects of hot summer.

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

First botanic garden ive ever had to pay for to get in, but without a doubt it was worth it. Lovely flower, spectacular surrounds. The cafe as well was amazing food and cheap. Make the journey, have a wander around, and find yourself a lazy chair at the pond.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived later in the afternoon so we could enjoy both the regular garden exhibits and, in the evening, the special seasonal light display in the Chinese gardens. It was all quite wonderful. The light display was beyond what I could have imagined. This year's theme was a Chinese explorer, so a number of large ships (created of wire frame... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, could easily spend all day at the garden - has so much to offer! Third time in Montreal and first time to visit because of the children. Beautiful grounds, flowers, herbs, trees, ponds, playground, and we even got to see a fox up close! Light shows at Chinese and Japanese gardens were a hit!

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New York City, New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the gardens. We spent about three hours exploring the grounds and insectarium during the day, and we went back at 6pm for the Chinese Lanterns and Japanese Gardens light display. The roses were no longer in bloom, but the beautiful Dahlia flowers were breathtaking even in late September. There was food for sale on... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Great day activity, take your time to relax and enjoy the area. The inddoor and outdoor trail are clean and calm. Not too exiting if you are from a tropical country, but still a good variety of plants

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