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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
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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Nice day out with the kids

It's been a while since I've been to the Botanical Gardens (probably 2015) but it's really nice to wander around with the family for a couple of hours and enjoy all the natural... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was just ok, but I'd imagine it would be interesting for those interested in plants. A little boring imo.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's been a while since I've been to the Botanical Gardens (probably 2015) but it's really nice to wander around with the family for a couple of hours and enjoy all the natural diversity that they've created is great. You don't need to be a botanist or even an animal lover to enjoy this.

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On my most recent trip to Montreal, a friend a I made it to the botanical gardens and insectarium. The botanical gardens was quite beautiful and a nice spot for photography. Small waterfalls and a great selection of different species of flower and plant life from all over the world. I would say its a great place for kids and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanical Gardens are compromised of various outdoor gardens in the Olympic Park area. But the gem of the place are the 10 indoor greenhouses with a wide range of habitats and flora. The Japanese Zen garden had bonsai trees displayed with the age of the trees.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to see all the plants -- especially in the middle of winter ! Perhaps best suited to age 10 and up, but in my case, was kind of a romantic date.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These gardens are expansive. You can take a few hours to walk about or there are trams to transport you to various areas in the gardens. The diversity of plants is quite amazing and there are some pavilions which are educational. We enjoyed our visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Montreal's Botanical Gardens in November with my wife and 18-yr old daughter... This large and open green spaces and themed out-buildings offer a fun mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits, including botanical wonder (plants, trees, gardens, exotic flours) art, sculpture, photography.. Allow a minimum of 2-4 hours and avoid weekends to miss the crowds.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best things to take in are the Japanese Gardens and the Chinese Gardens at night. Both have very neat light displays.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With185 acres of native & exotic flora and 10 themed greenhouses plus a Chinese lantern garden, this place is just fantastic. I lived most my life in Montreal and had forgotten how beautiful it is. On a Saturday afternoon last autumn, I decided to go for a stroll at the Botanical Garden. To my surprise it had changed quite a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is almost anything for almost any people to enjoy in all seasons (except for winter ? I have never been there at that time of the year and don't even know if they are open) Of course there could always be the stunning green houses. One of the most magical time is in October when the Chinese gardens are... More 

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