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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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As featured in 3 days in Montreal
Ranked #3 of 241 attractions in Montreal
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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Longueuil, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Visited the botanical gardens while on a trip to Montreal and it was fantastic! The variety and organization and size of the plants and flowers they have is incredible. The smell is quite wonderful as well. I had heard it could be quite packed at times but there weren't too many people there when we went. Will definitely be back... More

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London, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed this attraction much more than I expected. It was a lovely afternoon visit. Someone was playing piano in the rose garden. The Chinese and Japanese bonsai trees are amazing. Also enjoyed looking at the beautiful variety of plants in the greenhouses. My only warnings would be that this is quite a hike from the metro and I was not... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Instead of just sticking a bunch of plants that look nice together in a raised bed and calling it a garden, the spaces are organized into logical categories. There is a plot of perennials, a plot of edibles, and some fun plots like a "toxic and medicinal herbs" section, a section devoted to plants used for dyes/color pigments, and so... More

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We've been to many gardens around the world, but this one ranks up there next to Versailles and Biltmore. We spent 5 hours here and wandered in and around but 15 of the garden rooms that make up this magnicent space. And, we didn't even get to the Arboretum. Perhaps, for us, the Chinese Garden was the special place. But... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We greatly enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens in Montreal. There are several sections. A China garden, a Japanese garden, rose garden, and my favorite, the shade garden. You can easily spend two or three hours there. We took the metro there from the old section of Montreal, and it was quite easy and inexpensive to do so.

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We spent the entire day at the Montreal Botanical Gardens which was an absolute delight. Every time we entered a different section it was more beautiful than the one before. We took a lunch break half way through the day to recharge and were glad we did because there was so much more to see. This is a Don't Miss... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A ticket purchased at the botanical gardens entrance will get you into both the Insectarium and the Botanical Gardens. The gardens are thorough and extensive. The plants are well labeled in both English and French, and there is such a large variety of locations and types. It is very easy to get lost in the park, and there is a... More

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New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We lived in Montreal for 2.5 years and visited the gardens each season. Winter and late summer were our favorite. I say this because 2 of the times we went were not so great. When the seasons change the gardens undergo a lot of changes and if you happen to go on a day that is not so pretty and... More

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The four of us split up: the guys went their own way and the gals stuck together visiting the Chinese and Japanese gardens. Both were wonderful. We were enthralled with the bonsai trees - their age and looks. We saw a lot of different flowers, trees and bushes and they were beautifully maintained. It was a real treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

For nature lovers, the Montreal botanical gardens is the best attraction in Montreal. Vast and varied. An oasis of beauty in the city. It is great to visit in all seasons and I find myself returning on a regular basis, including in the Winter (when the entrance is free).

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