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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-872-1400
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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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One of those places you have to visit when in Montreal. The displays were absolutely amazing and kept my kids interested

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pictures online have beautiful plant sculptures and I was very disappointed after I went all the way here and that was an exhibition from 5 year ago. This was a nice botanical garden - but not what I had expected

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of those places you have to visit when in Montreal. The displays were absolutely amazing and kept my kids interested

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best weather to visit outdoor gardens - damp and windy - but they are clearly special on a nicer day. The greenhouses though are special on any day; quite magnificent with beautiful blooms. Visitors may wish to plan their journey there better than we did - turning left rather than right outside the metro and making a detour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Botanical gardens greenhouses on New Year's Eve. The tropical plants are magnificent and we're accented with Christmas plants in reds, white and pink. There was a game to play for children to find the monkeys hidden in the trees and plants. The monkeys were created by local school children and were made from different tree barks. A... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frequent visitor to the Botanical Garden of Montreal. In every season, there is something to discover, either inside (the green house and conservatories) or outside, with the absolute magic of the Chinese garden (largest outside of China) In Spring, one can see the "Butterflies go Free" exhibit, always a big draw with children and adults. Summer is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to visit the greenhouses in the winter. A great way to spend a snowy afternoon. Easy trip via the metro.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peaceful in winter. The gardens in the summer are very beautiful. The fall events can be crowded, but worth it. Most importantly, the interior gardens in the winter is the most peaceful and restful place when the gloom catches up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are tired of cold winter and gloomy weather, this is a good place to visit. I enjoyed the walk with my sone trough different climate zones. Also helpful to get an understanding, which climate zone you are more attracted. You can compare it and choose a country for retirement.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please go visit this plant-life palace. To simply breathe in here during the oppressive winter is vital for me, and all year round I like to marvel at the diversity of Mother Nature. A peaceful, energizing paradise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If in Montreal, you must go here. Definitely a place that you can spend a day at. The variety of plants, trees and knowledge is amazing. So many different species, micro climates and simply amazing things to see. The bonsai garden and varieties was about the best that I have seen in this world. Just go already, what are you... More 

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