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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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Really relaxing and exquisite. Dont Miss the Japanese garden. If u have more than 3 days or if u are into gardens then dont miss out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really relaxing and exquisite. Dont Miss the Japanese garden. If u have more than 3 days or if u are into gardens then dont miss out

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the metro a bit further than usual to check out the botanical gardens. A lot of the gardens were closed for renovation, and the lines to get in were long in the hot sun, and the vending machines for cold drinks weren't working. Once we got to the front of the line, the prices were pretty steep. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The flowers were beautiful and a warm respite on a cold winter day. The beetle exhibit, while a bit of "ick" (creepy bugs with gripping legs) was amazing, colorful and informative. I have an entemologically inclined friend who will LOVE it!

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In all fairness, the weather on the day we visited was bad, but we would have still felt somewhat disappointed even had the weather been better. We have toured many gardens and, frankly, nothing set this one apart. We knew fall was not the ideal time to tour the gardens, but we could imagine what it might be like at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several light exhibits for nighttime tours - the Chinese gardens are the most impressive - the Japanese gardens would be better during the day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place blew me away, I spent 4.5 hours there exploring the beautiful grounds and relaxing, I loved all the Autumn colours and there was so much to see and do. The Great Pumpkin Ball was so great, it made me happy just being there, I also stayed to see the Festival of Lights and the Chinese Lanterns were amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent several hours here just enjoying the different areas of world decoration with plants. Good place to relax. The cafeteria is passible but I'd eat else wise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful, beautiful place. We went in the afternoon, and stayed into evening for the lantern festival. It was great. One could spend several days exploring. We had dinner at the restaurant on property. Very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're planning a trip to Montreal before the end of October, a must-see is the Chinese Lantern display at the Botanical Gardens. Our B&B hosts told us that the annual display is a year in the making. It's truly breathtaking! If you're a gardener, the gardens, generally, are lovely with beautiful displays and lots of information. A peaceful break... More 

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We came in september, and it was really fascinating. Much better that the one in london (kew garden). It's huge and ins september to january they have a chinese lantern installation that is pretty impressive. The price is also fair, and you can stay how much you want. Avoid the little bistro inside as it does't reflect the quality of... 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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