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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

The gardens are very well marked; we particularly enjoyed "useful" plants and "gardening for innovation". The willow sculptures out on the lawn are fun to walk through and experience. We wished some of the trees had better signage. If you can, I would buy your...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A nice place to walk with the family and to take pictures. The Japanese garden is beautiful. Their bonsai trees are impressive. The lady that explains about the Matcha ceremony was excellent.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 days ago

These gardens are beautiful especially the Japanese Garden! Unfortunately the Chinese gaarden was closed for renovations but the gardens avaialble and the greenhouses were more than enough to make this worth the visit. Part of the Montreal Passport

Thank roxsunshine
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came to see a Shawn Philips concert. I have travelled to more than 50 countries and seen many amazing things all over these many places. But this is not one of them. Sad, not cared for, weed and whatever else. This place critically lacks maintenance...More

Thank Francois_QC_Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago

Botanical gardens can take the whole day of stroling if you want them to. It was very beautiful, some interesting creations along the way. We stopped at insectarium and the stall which offers foods with insects in them. Definitely something new and quite adventurous (didn't...More

Thank Alja P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see here. It is beautifully maintained. It is educational and restful. My favorites were the garden of poisonous plants because I read lots of murder mysteries and the cool exhibit I photoed but didn't write name. Plan to spend the...More

Thank mlmst23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely garden with an amazing collection of plants. Tree, flowers, shrubs, weeds,....you name it, it's probably there. It's amazing all, of this can survive the harsh winters. There are three structures made out of willow. One of them you can still help...More

Thank Henry W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this a lovely site for a gentle stroll. Not sure that it's that informative. The grounds are nice but not stunning. The shade areas are perhaps the most lovely sections we wandered. One guide told us that it is the largest botanical garden...More

Thank kalamazootwinmom
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful-so many types of gardens. Plan on spending a few hours here. There's so much to see. We took the Subway and it was an easy trip. It's right next to the Olympic Stadium, if you want to visit both in one day. The...More

Thank Jodi D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Botanical Gardens after we had been to the Olympic Park. To be honest we could have done with 2 days at the gardens. There is so much to see and do, we only scratched the surface. We managed to see the...More

Thank frenchi700
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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7 August 2017|
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Response from 241sheilam | Reviewed this property |
There are shaded areas but you won't be able to stay in the shade all the time to tour the place. There is a mini bus that goes around the park, it picks up passengers at the entrance only I think. It has a canopy but the... More
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
3 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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