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Montreal Botanical Gardens

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Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 2 other guides
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Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada
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+1 514-872-1400
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09:00 - 18:00
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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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Very nice family outing Flowers are beautiful and colourful If you have kids it is also very accessible

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice family outing Flowers are beautiful and colourful If you have kids it is also very accessible

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mid-winter, a visit to the greenhouses and their tropical wonders (including a very well-done exhibit of valuable 'economic' plants, exquisitely displayed cacti and award-wining orchids, complete with waterfall and bridges) is a guaranteed pick-me-up. Throughout the year, there's lots to explore on the grounds - a large Japanese garden with a Japanese 'house' that hosts a tea room, zen garden(s)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in 2015 with friends and family and was blown away with its beautiful array of plants and flowers. Really impressive and family friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens. Been to quite a few and these are impressive. Well designed and easy to follow the paths and suggested route. For all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is always a pleasure to go the Montréal Botanical Garden. I enjoy thé spring visit, summer or fall visit. Each time you can discover new aspects or the different thematic in the garden. Definitely, a place not to be missed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was just ok, but I'd imagine it would be interesting for those interested in plants. A little boring imo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a while since I've been to the Botanical Gardens (probably 2015) but it's really nice to wander around with the family for a couple of hours and enjoy all the natural diversity that they've created is great. You don't need to be a botanist or even an animal lover to enjoy this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my most recent trip to Montreal, a friend a I made it to the botanical gardens and insectarium. The botanical gardens was quite beautiful and a nice spot for photography. Small waterfalls and a great selection of different species of flower and plant life from all over the world. I would say its a great place for kids and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Botanical Gardens are compromised of various outdoor gardens in the Olympic Park area. But the gem of the place are the 10 indoor greenhouses with a wide range of habitats and flora. The Japanese Zen garden had bonsai trees displayed with the age of the trees.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun to see all the plants -- especially in the middle of winter ! Perhaps best suited to age 10 and up, but in my case, was kind of a romantic date.

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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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