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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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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 - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Along with the Biodôme, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan...

Along with the Biodôme, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Botanical Garden is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada's largest natural museum science complex and Montreal's top must see attraction.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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Huge place, have a plan of attack

Unless you are planning to spend multiple days at the gardens, you will not be able to see everything. The oriental section was closed temporarily and the shrub/tree sculptures... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unless you are planning to spend multiple days at the gardens, you will not be able to see everything. The oriental section was closed temporarily and the shrub/tree sculptures pictured on the website were a exhibit that was in place several years ago but not now. Still, we went through the greenhouses, the perennial gardens, the poisonous garden, the ponds,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The garden was clean, green and well kept. It was beautiful and had a lot of variety. The staff was very friendly. The place was very informative on different categories/names/info about different plants. Also different cultural structures were there e.g: the Chinese and Japanese Garden. The walking trails were very clear and easy to follow as well:) It was a... More 

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We spent one afternoon here on a recent visit to Montreal. This is a great place to spend the afternoon, as it is both beautiful and quite interesting. The Montréal Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique) is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It consists of a collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is big. We were only able to visit a small part. There is a tram which drives you through the garden which is a great way to get an overview of the entire garden. We walked the Japanese and Chinese garden sections. Wish I had more time to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed being outside and walking among the beautiful flowers. The ponds, waterfalls, trails, bridges, Japanese house, and the grounds were wonderful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Botanical Garden was bigger than we thought and one could easily spend a most of the day here. The Japanese garden is very well constructed. Chinese garden was under construction, but from what was displayed there, the decor seemed fall on typical stereotype. Overall,worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family had a wonderful time touring the many different gardens. Though we would have loved to see the Chinese garden, all the other gardens did not disappoint. The Japanese garden is a favorite. The children loved searching for the oldest bonsai tree. Some trees are hundreds of years old! The rose garden was beautiful and serene. There are trails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything here deserves an excellent rating. You want to linger in each part of this beautiful garden, but each section is more beautiful than the last, so you keep walking and walking and oohing and aahing until you have to stop for lunch. You think, "Oh, well cafeteria food but I'm not leaving this place." Maybe we were just really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bonsai collection is alone worth the visit to this lovely garden. The lakes, too, are great as well as the ducks that glide on them, but I was looking forward to seeing a butterfly garden that was no where to be found. Alas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely if you go in the warmer weather its worth a visit. The gardens are beautiful. They also have a piano player under the tent near the entrance were you can sit and have a cool beverage and relax a bit.

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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.