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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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Garden of lights in the autum

From September to the end of October this garden has a venue where they build several displays with light storeys.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From September to the end of October this garden has a venue where they build several displays with light storeys.

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Rome, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can you believe we still thoroughly enjoyed the Festival on a cold, rainy night? Well, we did. Beautiful warm colors! What a labor of love to design and construct all of the characters, fish, birds, animals, boats, etc. I would love to some day experience the gardens, from a different perspective, on a summer day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went at night to see the lights and lanterns it was amazing so pretty the kids really enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went for the Garden of Lights festival. I guess when you go, it will influence how you rate your evening. I went on a Saturday night and it was packed. I bought my tickets online. I highly recommend it. The entrance line was long. With my ticket, I walked right in. We were told to visit the Japanese Garden... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the subway from downtown and walked around the former olympic stadiums on the way to Botanical Gardens in Montreal. We explored the beautiful Chinese and Japanese gardens and all the hot houses. Also had a delightful lunch on the patio of their small restaurant with delicious soup and bread. This was a wonderful way to spend a morning... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I should have arrived earlier as I primarily wanted to see the amazing Lights. Everything was out of this world and will return to spend 3 or 4 hours next visit. Just watching a girl play some kind of stringed instrument was just breathtaking - Do NOT miss out on this attraction!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited at night to view the Festival of Lanterns in the Chinese and Japanese gardens. The display was well planned and set out. A very enjoyable experience. The place was easy to get to on the metro and the walk around the perimeter of the Olympic Stadium interesting Glad we made the effort after a long tiring day to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Botanical Gardens are a great escape from the bustle of downtown Montreal. Easy to reach by subway and then a short walk. The gardens have a number of themed areas to explore and then acres of green space with all sorts of botanical specimens. Covering the whole gardens on foot is a good walk and it is easy to... More 

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We enjoyed the Jardins de Lumiere which consisted of the jardin chinois (Chinese) and the jardin japonais (Japanese). There were beautiful, well-designed and colorful paper structures and native music set among lovely gardens. We are glad we visited at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Chinese and Japanese Gardens were beautiful during the Gardens of Light in October. Definitely recommend going at dusk..it will get busy as the evening goes on. Stroller friendly but can be tricky in some areas therefore a carrier may be easier.

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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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