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Montreal Botanical Gardens

4101 Sherbrooke St. E, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
4101 Sherbrooke St. E, Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When in Montreal do see one of our greatest treasures: the largest botanical garden in North America! It's subdivided into different gardens and you can do them in a circuit by foot or tram. Do get off the tram and explore! My favourite places are...More

Thank ellen r
Reviewed yesterday

Poor maintenance in many places e.g. Rosegarden. Chinese garden under construction which is a huge part of it and nobody told at the entrance. Only highlight was the Japanese outdoor garden but the Bonsai exhibition again poor

Thank 2Horst2
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely space with so much to see! We loved the Japanese gardens especially! The native gardens were also lovely as well as the rest...lots of walking!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

If your into nature, gardens, landscape's or just walking the most wonderful open areas this is the place to go.

Thank alandO8351UH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but both the outdoor gardens ( though the Chinese gardens were closed for updates) and the indoor gardens were amazing. Definitely worth a visit. The insectarium though the largest in North America was nice but kind of a let...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed 3 days ago

my wife and I had not been back here for 40 some years and we still very much enjoyed the walk through all the gardens and greenhouses; this site is also close by to the Biodome and the Insectetarium

Thank RickTickCanton_NY
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Insectarium is fun for young kids and interesting to adults as well. Watching the leaf cutting ants go about their work is very interesting. The collection of butterflies, moths and beetles (in cases) on display is impressive. There are also lots of photos and...More

Thank SnackyBitsandCuppas
Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a nice place to visit, make sure that is not raining in order to make time and see all the nice areas of the entire garden , prepare yourself with food and water, there are a lot of places where you can stay and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was not impressed by this location and would not recommend you stopping by here with so many other things to do in Montreal.

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Chinese garden and water garden are being renovated, so were fenced off, such a shame as it looked like the best part of the gardens. The rose garden was impressive, and the woven structures were fascinating. The best part for me was the exhibition...More

Thank Debbie J
Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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
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Ina Z
17 May 2017|
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Response from Hello T | Reviewed this property |
Hello from personal experience and for my love of gardening and spent most of the day there! Also took picnic lunch as there are plenty of places to sit and admire the lovely scenery. Try not to rush your time as you will be... More
4 May 2017|
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Response from bananajourney | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the hotels but the subway is a reaaly easy way to reach the botanical garden from downtown
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Robin H
9 March 2017|
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Response from Espacepourlavie | Property representative |
Good afternoon Robin, we held the Mosaïcultures exhibition in 2013 only, it will be in the Gatineau region this summer for the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. This summer, the Garden will host work from... More
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