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Montreal Botanical Gardens

Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
Phone Number: +1 514-872-1400
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Ranked #2 of 213 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/train
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Group tours/train
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you're lucky-enough to visit Montreal in the months of September and October make certain you go to the "Gardens of Light" show. The illuminations in the Chinese and Japanese gardens are spectacular. Arrive just before dusk (before it gets crowded) and you may very-well be treated to a spectacular sunset over the pond in the Chinese garden before the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Iive in Montreal in October it is a must place to visit . The Chinese and Japanese gardens lights at evenings are beautiful So sad even Montrealers not aware of this gem

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Coquitlam
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Saw many people highly recommend this place and now I understand why, this place is well maintained and managed, even in winter there're so many well grown trees, plants and flowers inside the green house, and many of them are so beauty and worth your camera flashing again and again. I arrived too late that afternoon otherwise, I would spend... More 

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are interested in plants, flowers and gardening than this is the place for you. There is a nice selection of greenery to admire and it is laid out in a very nice layout. If you are there in the right season you will get to admire the sculptured bushes artists create. There is a section to purchase many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you are ready to walk for a couple of hours, its a beautiful botanical garden. You do need to come prepared for a long day of walking but its worth it on a nice summer day.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

this is absolutely a must. do not miss the opportunity to go here! the botanical gardens were breath taking and even in the middle of winter. well worth the price and an amazing walk through the park.. one of the most beautiful garden and park i seen.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We got a joint ticket with the Biodome and the other attractions nearby when visiting Montreal. It was neat to see all of the different plants and environments at the botanical gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went in the late fall when the light festival was going on. Very neat to walk around and see the different areas lit up even the pond. Also includes entrance to insectarium which was cool as well.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It makes me nostalgic for summer as I write this :( It's -20 dgrees outside and I'm hiding behind my computer screen - lol. Anyway, the gardens are awesome.they had an exhibit last years with all these carved/sculpted hedges which was pretty great. Also the butterfly hatching are something to see.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Even though many of the pavilions are closed in the winter, the main exposition center is open. The tropical, desert, bonsai and seasonal displays are all great. The ticket prices may seem a bit daunting, but the experience is worth it.

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