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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
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+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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Montreal Botanic is pristine, vibrant, and eye opening, boasting a seemingly endless conservatory with partitioned greenhouses of bromeliads, cacti, begonias, ferns, orchids, you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Montreal Botanic is pristine, vibrant, and eye opening, boasting a seemingly endless conservatory with partitioned greenhouses of bromeliads, cacti, begonias, ferns, orchids, you name it. Step outside and revel in thousands of flowering perennials, herbs, roses and edibles. I couldn't get over the immaculate, abundant flower beds and the thoughtful planned views of the garden design. The cafe is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These gardens have a large diversity of both annuals and perennials. Make sure you have your walking shoes on. It also has a small restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Botanical gardens and butterfly house are great! We went on a cold Montreal day and it felt so great to be amongst the green and beautiful plants. Butterfly house was definitely the highlight of the trip. 🦋Also great place to go with babies. Free strollers to rent. And a wonderful nursing room for breastfeeding mamas. Strollers do cramp up the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

with various variety of flowers and tropical plants, this is one of the places in Montreal that must be seen. depending on the time of the year there is different exhibitions, as the butterfly exhibition, the Chinese lantern exhibition, and many more. The gardens are very well maintained and the staff very polite, Chinese gardens a great place to rest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The adults really enjoyed the gardens, especially the section with the butterflies (bring your camera), but the teens and preteen found it "boring".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The greenhouse is small but very unique as it has several distinctive exhibits to go through, and every exhibit will attract you to look closer to every plant. I like the one with fruit, coffee bean, spice, etc. the most, and the last one with hundreds of butterflies at Butterflies Go Free is absolutely amazing. One will only smile and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Permanent garden, many different exhibits during the year (Chinese lanterns, Halloween, Butterflies, etc). Great place for an afternoon outing. Very popular with schools and groups. You may want to plan it ahead of time if you don't like crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of hours spent in the botanical gardens enjoying the orchids, cacti, tropical plants etc. before ending up in the butterfly area is complete relaxation. The butterflies are the piece de resistance enjoyed by kids and kids at heart. Stand still while 1500-2000 butterflies flit about, each in bright colors, sometimes making your shoulder or scarf a resting spot.... More 

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Steady Brook, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many connected greenhouses displaying such a variety of 🌺, plants and tress. Great for pictures. I enjoyed the butterfly area and viewing the bonsai tress.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it here! Worth the time and fee for nature lovers. Entrance fee for adults is $20.25 pp. Great location as it is walking distance (approx 10-12min) from the Planetarium (parked at the planetarium which we also visited) and the Biodome (also a very fun visit). Massive manicured grounds hold a medium sized Japanese garden, small butterfly garden, large amphibian... More 

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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.
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