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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
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

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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There are a lots of activities there. They always have different events all year long. There is the Chinese lantern festival that you need to go see (when it is the time - usually... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are a lots of activities there. They always have different events all year long. There is the Chinese lantern festival that you need to go see (when it is the time - usually around septembre,october or november, I dont remember). It is a really fun activity to do if you are a couple! Especially at night. It is really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Montréal Botanical Garden includes: the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden, Rose Garden, Butterfly exhibition,… the garden also has a massive tulip area. The garden is in 185 acres of land. The garden is located at 4101 Sherbrooke Street East, at the corner of Pie-IX and Sherbrooke Streets. Wear comfortable shoes and plan to spend at least 2 hours (very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun, interesting, colorful, and most importantly: warm in the winter. Great variety of plants with explanations of each. Really enjoyed it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really loved all the beautiful flowers at the gardens. I especially love d the butterfly exhibit. So many colorful butterflies , Got many outstanding pics to remember my visit. Also included in the ticket price was the insect exhibit which was very interesting. I was able to get a discount with my AAA card.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A winter visit to the greenhouses of the Montreal Botanical Gardens is a perfect antidote to the winter blues. The greenhouses are extensive, and can be appreciated for their visual beauty alone, but there are also good and low-key educational elements. Definitely worth the time and admission fee (C$20)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Montreal Botanical Gardens is a very large area with a wide variety of plants. If you like nature, walking, and scenery you will love these gardens!

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Even though snow is on the ground, had several greenhouses to go through with more than you can imagine species of plants!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend the day it is so beautiful and an all day event I love taking visitors there and even go by myself sometimes I take a book and sit and relax . The sculptures of nature amaze me I usually visit 2 x per year.

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This is a beautiful place to enjoy the warmth and beauty in the dead of winter! We just wish the restaurant had been open.

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Great place to visit in Summer! Wonderful exhibitions! A must see for all tourists. Give yourself at least an hour!

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