Montreal Botanical Garden

Montreal Botanical Garden: Hours, Address, Montreal Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Montreal Botanical Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Along with the Biodome (closed for renovations until spring 2020) , the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Botanical Garden is part of the Montreal 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!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 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 blustery weather draws crowds indoors to meat and cheese sellers, spices and truffles stalls, and for regional delicacies such as rare Charlevoix lamb. While the market dictates what's fresh for local restaurateurs, visitors can please more than their palates, taking in the Renaissance architecture and frescos of Madonna della Difesa, the picturesque Rue Saint-Rominique with its cheerful homes and splendid gardens, or the ornamented thoroughfare of Plaza Saint-Hubert.
How to get there
  • Pie-IX • 6 min walk
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Anna B
Westmount, Canada16 contributions
Jun. 2021
Our family loves to visit the gardens! My cousin even had a celebration there a couple years ago, its beautiful anytime of the year. We all must support this beauty in Montreal!
Written January 10, 2022
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Doctor Dev
8 contributions
Nov. 2021
This place is a hidden surprise in Montreal. It is different from what you will see at other botanical gardens around the country.
Written December 27, 2021
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Devon
New York5 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Lots of gun to do on a nice day with friends and family. Cool sculptures and plants make it more interesting.
Written November 7, 2021
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c b
Drumheller, Canada342 contributions
Sep. 2021
5 hours is not enough time here. Visited so many gardens that they tend to blur after awhile but the Chinese garden was special with its many displays and the night light show. I will be back
Written September 23, 2021
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SanJoseTraveler
San Jose, CA10 contributions
Sep. 2021
Excellent place. A huge place with a lot of variety of plants. Chinese garden is fabulous. Biodome is an additional attraction.
Written September 12, 2021
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Pokee
Vancouver, Canada656 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Friends
$20 x 2 admissions and $45 in Uber rides - and what did we see? Not what's in the gorgeous photos here on TA (those plant sculptures pictured on TA are no longer at the garden), but instead, a dried-up, spread-out garden that reminds me of a poorly maintained large residential property.

I've been to gardens all over North America and this was the least impressive. Which is sad, because only years ago it was apparently so beautiful. Anyone that says this place is worth going to right now should be comparing the photos posted on TA to the ones they just took. Night and day.

I'd say this garden is better suited for kids and field trips, where they can learn about crops, medicinal and dangerous plants. And the new insect area opening this fall. For Adults? Use the admission and parking $ to take the bus to Quebec City. Then you can see beautifully maintained gardens for FREE.
Written September 8, 2021
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James m
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Awesome & educative atmosphere a lot of friendly people great times, family, friends, couple nice environment for all
Written September 6, 2021
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Sereena
Brampton, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2021
The garden is really impressive; the magnitude of it, the variety of the plants; and the themes and atmosphere each garden creates is wonderful.
Written September 5, 2021
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LJT
Winnipeg, Canada42 contributions
Aug. 2021
At first we thought the admission price was quite steep (being over $25/person for non-Quebec residents, not including the planetarium and biodome), but once inside it was clearly worth paying for.

The Chinese garden in particular was stunning and surreal to walk through, with its exotic plants, bonsai trees and green ponds. The Japanese garden was also a delightful stroll through winding paths with streams, bridges and trees. The Indigenous garden was a nice place to end, more natural-feeling but no less beautiful.

Only complaint was that without printed maps, it was at times hard to know where we were, or where we should be going. Navigation signage could be improved if printed maps are not an option.
Written September 3, 2021
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SHAH
Toronto, Canada16 contributions
Aug. 2021
Very beautiful place to have a walk and take nice pictures. Had so much fun and really enjoyed this garden.
Written August 31, 2021
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