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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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Beautiful and Serene

This is just a great place to go either alone or with family and friends. Beautiful year round indoor exhibits and during growing season every flower, fruit, herb and vegetable... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is just a great place to go either alone or with family and friends. Beautiful year round indoor exhibits and during growing season every flower, fruit, herb and vegetable plant you can find. Really cool Japanese exhibits with the best bonsai I've seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent an afternoon wandering the gardens. Enjoyed the greenhouses the most due to this being such a dry summer the outside gardens were looking a bit dry. Nice place to get out for a nice walk in a relaxing environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'll never forget being here in September for the Chinese lantern festival at night. It was awesome. The lanterns are huge and quite intricate. The butterfly museum was opened at night as well. Chinese artists sell crafts. It was very cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see. The gardens are lovely and expansive. So many different types of gardens. The walk is enjoyable and a visit there will revive you - just enjoying nature and natural beauty is incredible. Skip the biodome as nature is so much better than an artificial environment with animals who never get to enjoy sunshine. The larger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to get to by Metro. Beautiful sections. Easy to walk. No benches along some paths. Spring and summer best times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Montreal Botanical Gardens is an absolutely gorgeous place. I'm not sure if we happened to go at a time (July) when most flowers were in bloom, but there seemed to be endless paths and rows of beautiful blooms. There was a pretty koi pond, a waterfall, art, a fun little log path for children and much more. We wished... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely time at the gardens. Granted we only stayed fit about an hour, since our main trip was to the insect museum. But we lived the koi pond and the bonsai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The botanic gardens has a small train type of ride that lets you check out the areas you may be interested in visiting as it is an extra large property. The perennial, rock garden & useful plant gardens were very good & quite extensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful walk around. Be sure to sit by the lily pad lake and walk through the greenhouses. Large collection of cactus indoors. The Insectorium is amazing and not just for kids! The Chinese gardens were under renovation when we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a place! The colors are vibrant, the place is pristine, and it's a fantastic walk from beginning to the end.

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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.