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“Beautiful Gardens”

Montreal Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #16 of 428 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Gardens are situated in front of the breathtaking Olympic Stadium. The Gardens are big, a quick tour would take several hours. You can spend the day there, bring a picnic, beautiful picnic areas and serenity. There are different sections such as Japanese, Chinese, some exotic trees. Every year they release hundreds of butterflies inside the greenhouses so you visit them and are surrounded by the butterflies. Yes they might land on you. A must see Botanical experience with numerous exhibits. You can reach it by the Metro ( Subway ).

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A beautiful place to spend time, especially when the weather is ideal. Great time to visit is also during the japanese lanterns exhibition in early fall. Must be seen in the evening, Gorgeous.

Thank Nick G
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were there during the day and we loved the slightly wild atmosphere. There are several ponds and in places you feel like you're the only ones in the gardens. I want to go at night next time. There are lights in the park and large, translucent Chinese figures and a dragon in the pond outside the Chinese area they light at night. When we left for the day there was a good sized line waiting to get in for the night lights.

Thank abras2015
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

you have to go its just so beautiful, so much to see, so rewarding, if you love nature of plants flowers and trees its the place for you to visit

Thank nathalie k
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We came in October and many of the roses had been cut. But it was still a lovely area to walk through on a nice day. You get a discounted ticket if you go to more than one attraction in the area.
We also came back in the evening for the lantern display (Gardens of Light). It was very crowded and unlike during the day you are snaked through on a prescribed path. And many people were letting their children run up to the lanterns to take photos. So we just gave up unless we wanted someone else's kid in our pics. Plus plenty of the parents were using their flash which ruins the ambiance for everyone else. There seemed to be very little staff on site to help with this. We actually saw one child tearing one of the lanterns and had to tell her to stop ourselves. And again it was too crowded. In conclusion, go during the day. But skip the Gardens of Light in the evening.

Thank Kelmo479
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