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Montreal Botanical Gardens

4101 Sherbrooke St. E, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4101 Sherbrooke St. E, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely place to visit and so unexpected in the middle of a large city. Very special A little difficult to find all the attractions as not many signs on the paths. Also no tram available for people with an incapacity to get around the...More

Thank Eileen R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went in June and could have spent the whole day. The rose gardens were incredible and the Japanese pavilion was so pleasant to stroll around in. The garden blends educational aspects with a beautiful experience really well. I also recommend checking out the gift...More

Thank Annexaviera
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We weren't told on entry that the Chinese garden was being renovated, the Japanese garden was disappointing and a rose garden is pretty but just roses; can't recommend until the Chinese garden is complete.

Thank Jules5555
Reviewed 3 days ago

These huge gardens are amazing, since they include rose and other flower gardens, large arboreal areas, wetland-like environment, and surprisingly even pretty much every vegetable you can imagine. A great place to go for a walk on a nice day!

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Gardens were absolutely amazing! The roses were blooming and was beautiful. The greenhouse walk was well worth it.

Thank JasonKeys20
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended! This place is huge! And gorgeous!! We could have spent the whole day here. The shade garden, the rose garden, the Japanese garden. So much to see. Great place to walk around. Enjoy the scenery. There was so much we didn't see (due...More

Thank dlenane78
Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been to many botanical gardens, and we would rate these as not among the best, but certainly a very pleasant way to spend a few hours on a nice day. The gardens are spread out and you meander through different collections of flower types,...More

1  Thank AndreaZNy
Reviewed 5 days ago

These are exquisite gardens. Allow plenty of time (we ran out of time before visiting the greenhouse and we had been there 4-5 hours). Great photo spot, easy to navigate, creative planting ideas. Not crowded.

1  Thank Jaja19314
Reviewed 6 days ago

The variety and beauty of all the gardens, the greenhouse collection, the Japanese garden, the Indian heritage area...it is all a wonder. Plan on several hours to explore its wonders, Easily accessible by Metro.

1  Thank Deborah H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely to walk around. I think it is worth it to go when there are special expositions or events going on, as I find the entry fee expensive, for a botanical garden. If you have a lot of time to visit the...More

Thank ladyscotland55
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
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Ina Z
how long a visitor is likely to spend in the gardens? Is it possible to see everything in one go? Are there any available food outlets available around the gardens?
May 17, 2017|
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Response from bananajourney | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is, the time spend will depends on when you are going there. you could easy spend a full day if you want to or just 1 hour
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What hotels are close to the Botanical Gardens? Is there some mode of transportation with in the gardens?
May 3, 2017|
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Response from bananajourney | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the hotels but the subway is a reaaly easy way to reach the botanical garden from downtown
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Robin H
is the mosaiculture exhibit still able to be seen? I see that there are pictures dated 2013 but none after
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Espacepourlavie | Property representative |
Good afternoon Robin, we held the Mosaïcultures exhibition in 2013 only, it will be in the Gatineau region this summer for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. This summer, the Garden will host work from... More
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