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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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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
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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Beautifully maintained, varied and relaxing

We arrived on a Monday morning, so although people there, not overwhelming. Lots of places to stop, look around and relax. Enjoyed just meandering and of course, lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a Monday morning, so although people there, not overwhelming. Lots of places to stop, look around and relax. Enjoyed just meandering and of course, lots of pictures. Some areas were less exciting because the blooms had passed but an excellent moment out of the the inner city. Quick metro trip ... well worth it. You could see... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Many botanical gardens are beautiful but what sets these apart are the areas for useful plants, toxic plants, the spectacular and relaxing Japanese gardens, and the fascinating First Nations garden. The Chinese gardens were under construction when we were there but were still quite beautiful.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great bonsai collection. Themed areas such as Chinese and Japanese gardens. Well worth a morning or afternoon.

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West New York, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend a quiet relaxing afternoon or even full day. There are several separate gardens within the grounds with each better than the next. I was surprised by how big the gardens were. We were there for 3 hours and we probably only saw 50-75%. There are lots of great photo opportunities and the various gardens are... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice way to spend a few hours if you enjoy wandering among lots of green. Indoor display and a huge outdoor walk among the foliage. Some nice spots to sit and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

These gardens are a great place to spend a few hours or the whole day! There are so many different beautiful sections with different types of plants. Bring a camera!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Even with all the daily visitors the place was immaculate. I highly recommend visiting the beautiful property.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was one of the most unexpected, but special, things that we found to do while in Montreal for the 2015 Women's World Cup. We arrived at Olympic Stadium early for a match and just wandered across the street into the Montreal Botanical Gardens while waiting. Our only regret was not having arrived much earlier so we could have spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A sweet escape from the busy Montreal. The area is huge and beautiful. I felt great walking along the road and enjoy the beauty of nature. Rose garden was romantic and the Japanese garden with stones and waterfalls was amazing. It's really worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The garden is huge. While its parts and sections are quite interesting, it's certainly not the place to visit if you have only a couple of days in Montreal. I'd say, as a city attraction for tourists, the garden is overrated. The Garden restaurant on the premises is nice, with reasonable prices.

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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.