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“One of my favorite places in Montreal”

Montreal Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #6 of 396 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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Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places in Montreal”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I try to visit the Botanical Gardens at least twice every year : in full flower and in the autumn with the fall colours. It's a beautiful serene place no matter how big the crowds are. Last summer was extra special with the huge mounted showpieces. I always lije to visit the "potager", vegetable gardens,, the spice garden in the greenhouses and the rose gardens. Perhaps the favorite of all is the Chinese Garden, which to me is superlative. Give yourself a full day, especially if you're in any way a gardener.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“just beautiful”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

if you like to relax in beautiful surroundings, this is the place, very near the Olympic stadium that you can do at the same time with the Biodome. There are always new activities so go to their website to verify what is on at the time of your visit. It is very huge so prepare to walk.

Visited May 2013
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“at any time of year!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Botanical gardens receive certain exhibits such as Mosaiculture, the Chinese lanterns, etc... but they are just amazing at their natural state as well and a must see at any time of year. Each season has its magic.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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“The Butterfly exhibition is a must”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

The beginning of Feb. untll the end of April there is a unique butterfly exhibition it is a must wonderful for kids as well as adults just dont forget the camera!!! the only downside is that except for the exhibitions (there are some) the park is covered by snow at this time and you miss a lot of the fun...

Visited April 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Not for winter”
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I spent an hour there and it was alright. The butterfly exhibition is pretty cool. Lots of butterflies flying around. But for $20 it's not really worth it as there is nothing else to see. But I'm sure in the summer months it would be quite impressive. Banana trees and citrus trees blooming would be pretty cool.

Visited April 2014
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