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Montreal Botanical Gardens
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$90.55*
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Ranked #6 of 421 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The botanical gardens are a wonderful escape from the city life if you want tranquility. The japanese garden and bonsai collection are beautiful.
The green house for tropical,cactus and orchid is a great sight .
Don't miss it if you come to Montreal.

Thank Patrick B
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

They have a lot of very different collections : orchids, cactus....inside, Japanese garden, native garden, great arboretum (and a special mention for lilacs-my favorites). To note, they also have greats events : butterflies free in greenhouse in spring (a must), mosaiculture, gardens of light, halloween......and so and so.

(there is a café-restaurant or you can bring your own lunch and eat it at some areas outside or inside in a lunch room (with microwave, table, chairs, paper)

Thank harmonine
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Montreal "Jardin botanique" hosted the "Mosaicultures" (sculptures made of plants) exhibition last summer, from June to September 2013 and it was a huge success (more than a million visitors). But even when there is no exhibition the Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to visit, both indoors and outdoors. The hothouses contain a world of tropical or rare plants, and children as well as parents will love it. They will love the Insectarium too. Walking around the collection of outdoors gardens is my favorite activity : I visit them several times each year so as to see the different flowers, the different aspects of nature as maintained by a small army of devoted gardeners. Among my favorites are the Alpine garden, the Ericacae garden, the Shade garden, but there are many more including a Japanese and a Chinese gardens.
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Thank Christian A
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is a huge place to visit if you love plants from flowers to trees, rare and or exotic plants. A very well made green house (flowers, tropical, desert plants, also with seasonal exhibitions -XMas, Easter, Halloween, etc…).
the actual transport around this huge place is a welcome for everyone.

Thank Claude B
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

An interesting botanical garden for gardeners that has specialized plant collections, e.g. desert plants, tropical plants in the greenhouse and collections of poisonous plants, medicinal plants, etc. outside. Good rose collection for hardy winter zones and an interesting tree collection. Cafeteria has good food for that kind of eatery and it is possible to take a picnic there in the summer.

Thank Myrna H
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