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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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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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Excellent if you love flowers and gardens

The ticket price ($19 each) sounded like a lot when we bought it and entered but later we realized that its worth it. You have to visit it from June to August to see all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Kishalay S
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The ticket price ($19 each) sounded like a lot when we bought it and entered but later we realized that its worth it. You have to visit it from June to August to see all the different types of flowers. If you visit late spring you will still be able to see the blooming ones. The Japanese and Chinese gardens... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A pretty nice example, I would recommend a visit. The tulips were in bloom and they were wonderful. I've been to better gardens, but this was pretty fun. If you have kids, this is a good place to let them run around. Easily accessible (if you are in OK health) via the municipal bike system, but a metro station is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had only planned to spend a few hours here but ended up being at the gardens for 6 hours. They are arranged in themed areas such as Chinese, First Nation, Japanese. Each area was well planned and interesting. The bonsai examples were amazing! We were impressed with the fabulous presentation of all of the gardens and enjoyed strolling through... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful day, so it was nice to walk around the gardens. Maybe they were in between planting, because we saw no topiaries and some of the garden beds were being planted or updated. We have been to other botanical gardens and this one did not compare. But it could have just been the time of year. The... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens. They had a lot things to do including an extensive insect exhibit, Japanese gardens, and Chinese gardens. They also had extensive tulip and rose installations, greenhouses, a wooded garden devoted to native trees (and native populations) and an insect discovery center. There is some construction going on (the main entrance, the Chinese gardens... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Go with your signo and hold hands while you walk through the gardens and greenhouses. Start with the greenhouses first - the place is so large you may start running out of energy towards the end of your day!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've never been to a botanical garden before so did not know what to expect. We stayed in old Montreal which is quite a bustling city. If you want to get out of the crowd it was great. A quiet oasis in a busy city. It was a very pretty and calming place to visit. It took us a few... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Didn't see the buzz. Just a pretty normal botanic garden. Nothing stands out particular impressive. Singapore Botanic Garden is so much better and free. Doesn't worth the ticket. But if the weather is nice, worth strolling around.

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New Paltz, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the best in the world. All the highlights were worth seeing. We stayed for six hours on a lovely day. Greenhouses, Chinese, Japanese, First Nation and Inscetarium were terrific. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy from one of the markets.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I went with my friend to the Montreal Botanical Gardens due to the great reviews it had. There was a patch outside the garden with a large number of tulips, but that was about all the flowers we saw that day. Paid around 15CAD for a ticket and took a long stroll in the garden. Was pretty ironic when we... More 

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EspacePourLaVie, Responsable relations publiques at Montreal Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Hello Yun Hao L, thank you for your comment. ON yoru next trip, you can see what is in bloom and not to miss in the different gardens according to teh date of your visit on espacepourlavie.ca/en/blooms. Hope this helps and we hope to see you again! 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.