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“Amazing! A pleasant surprise.”

Montreal Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #5 of 393 things to do in Montreal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Longwood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing! A pleasant surprise.”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

My husband and I decided to explore the botanical gardens and were glad that we did! We weren't expecting much because we had been disappointed at what had been considered gardens in parks in Paris. We are from the Orlando area and I was using Disney's EPCOT, Leu Gardens and our own backyard as a comparison point. It was certainly worth the trip across the city to see. (Side note: not excited about the cafe....Too many other options in the city to spend your money here.)

Visited September 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fall Visit”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Beautiful!! Enjoyed the Japanese and Chinese and Alpine themed sections. Lots of good outdoor walking space. Nice fall day. Well-kept and enjoyable.

Visited October 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is one of the best place in Montreal, maybe not during winter, but in the summer you can pic-nic there. The gardens are beautiful and with diversity and during automn, you can see the light show with lantern imported from Shangai and other regions of China!

Visited July 2012
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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“Same as all the others”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I come here sometimes with my friends. It's a good place to hang out, but it isn't more impressive than most other botanical gardens. I think it's there just so Montreal can just say they have one.

Visited December 2012
Thank Ryan K
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brooklyn, ny
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“great place to visit”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

very very well designed botanical garden near the insectarium which was really cool, and the biodome - great place to visit overall, lots to learn and see; my favorite thing was the area with the different types of plants like vanilla plant, cocoa plant etc. and all the great scents

Visited September 2012
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