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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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Best afternoon spent in a long time. Walked many miles and saw thousands of beautiful plants. Ran into a tame fox. Had lunch there.

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Sugar Run, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best afternoon spent in a long time. Walked many miles and saw thousands of beautiful plants. Ran into a tame fox. Had lunch there.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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We visited these gardens by default as there was nothing else open on a Monday in Montreal. Neither my husband nor I keen on gardens so we were very pleasantly surprised to enjoy these gardens so much. My particular favourite was one of the hothouses which specialised in spices, explaining how they grew and their uses. There was also a... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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The Montreal Botanical Garden (French: Jardin botanique de Montréal) is a large botanical garden in Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising 75 hectares (190 acres) of thematic gardens and greenhouses. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008 as it is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in the world due to the extent of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thank God we came here - I was pretty sick of the traffic, sirens etc. of the city. Could not have been lovelier, and this was early fall- we still saw many blooming flowers. There is a lot of walking here to really see most of it, so take your time. We walked up from the Biodome and it is... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love visiting the garden a few times a month and see the changes from week to week. The gardens are extensive and if it is a rainy day you have a few hours of wandering through the greenhouses. In the summer months you can also look forward to some outdoor concerts. Some of my favourite gardens are the: Underwoods,... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a big fan of the Bonsai collection. The greenhouses are awesome. See the living plants where all your spices come from. One of the best places to visit in Montreal.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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The Chinese Gardens magical lanterns and may other creatures are lit up in the evening and create a magical walking tour. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky to visit the gardens when they were doing the lantern festival. It was very packed but beautiful (the Chinese gardens). We also ended up at the Japanese gardens right at dusk and it was mesmerizing!! I wish we were able to see the rest of the gardens in the daylight because there's not much other lighting, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If there is a one place to visit in the Montreal, this beautiful, colorful,peaceful ,vibrant piece of the nature must be on your list! A lot to see, discover and learn for the whole family, or individual visitors. Also ,part of the site is Insectarium, Biodome and Planetarium. It's one of the largest botanical gardens in the world, around 75... More 

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In each city we visit, we give ourselves some time to get away from the "city" and make way to someplace beautiful and peaceful (Phoenix and San Antonio are a couple of others we've been to), Montreal Botanical Gardens didn't disappoint. We did get a bit confused by the map that we were provided with only because of the entrance... 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.