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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 #4 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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New York, New York, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We spent six hours in various parts of this huge Botanical Garden and still didn’t see everything that we would have liked to see. We spent the most time in the impressive Chinese and Japanese Gardens. The guides (who are called animators) located throughout the gardens gave interesting tours, talks, even a calligraphy workshop. Another favorite area was the Courtyard... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Huge with many types of garden, Very cool Japanese Gardens quite near to a Chinese Garden so it was especially intteresting to see how these two cultures compare...and don't miss the Insectarium.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our family enjoyed the various plants and animals in the four ecosystems! There were interesting sights in each environment. It exceeded our expectations.

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Naxxar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had a great morning. Expensive and the only ticket option is a year long ticket! However this was a pleasant experience.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Even though we missed the height of the flowers blooming season, there was still enough to amaze. We really enjoyed the Insectarium inside the Botanical Gardens as well.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First time visit in Montreal, we made our journey to this beautiful garden. It is worth the stop if you are heading to Montreal. The highlight for us was the green house area was breathtaking! You will not be disappointed.

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Waterford, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very impressive but not as exotic or spectacular as I had expected. LOTS of walking! Many beautiful places to sit and rest, to be away from the frantic pace of the city.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The botanical gardens were beautiful - it was raining when we were there, but they were very pretty.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I am a bit spoiled by the gardens in Washington DC, this park had some areas that were nice but some of the area was disappointing , rose garden looked like it needed watering and weeding, the water in the Japanese garden looked like guacamole not a natural color, pond with the Koi fish was pretty the fish were huge.... More

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I decided to go to the botanical garden because I saw some pictures online that showed the huge sculptures made out of bushes I believe, none of that was in the garden when I visited. The Chinese and Japanese gardens are beautiful and make you feel like you are in Asia, as for the rest of the botanical garden, it... More

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EspacePourLaVie, Public Relations Manager at Montreal Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. The pictures you saw were from Mosaicultures International, a special exhibit that was held in summer 2013. All the sculptures were removed afterwards. The Montreal Botanical Garden offers its permanent collections of 22 000 cultivars, 10 green houses and more than 30 theme and cultural gardens. This year, the special programming “The arts put on... More

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