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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
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Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-872-1400
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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even though we did not have the weather and time to explore the entire outdoor gardens the indoor gardens are worth the trip.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

even though we did not have the weather and time to explore the entire outdoor gardens the indoor gardens are worth the trip.

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Clarksburg, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky enough to attend in the evening for the Lantern festival. We took the Metro from our hotel easily and enjoyed this beautiful event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great winter-time spot to be in the tropic green houses. The outdoor gardens are for the summer but go here in teh winter too. Certainly worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only saw the arboretum as it snowed today. But boy, the arboretum has some awesome stuff! It winds its way through different regions and the well cared for foliage is everywhere you look! I'm not sure it's worth $20, but pretty close. We enjoyed it and we're leaving as a gaggle of kids (about 40 5ish yr olds) arrived!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens during the end of November. Although it was beautiful, everything was covered with snow and some of the buildings (in the Chinese gardens) were being repaired. We did not enter any of the places around (like the insectarium, biodome, etc). I think it would be better to visit this attraction during the warmer months.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the day doing the gardens, biodome and other things. Everything at the gardens was lovely, but it's a lot of walking and more signs are needed to direct you while walking around the ground outside going from building to building. Totally worth it though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether winter or summer this venue is a place of quiet walks or energy with youthful visitors. Excellent for a few hours visit near downtown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went early as I knew it would be busy being autumn and a Saturday.I arrived at nine and headed straight through as I had purchased my ticket online and no-one else had arrived yet.Many specimens of trees both local and inter country,the beeches and the birches of course were incredible displays of colour and white bark with an incredible... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the botanical gardens because I had seen photos of the incredible living sculptures they had - unaware that it was a temporary exhibit from several years ago (that had not been mentioned on the travel websites I had seen them on). The botanical gardens are HUGE. A large portion is mostly trees, with a large walking path... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not a huge place, but when it's -25 outside I find it relaxing to go to a tropical climates then a desert in the same day.

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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.
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