Montreal Botanical Garden, Montreal

4.5
#2 of 38 in Parks in Montreal
Find yourself surrounded by 22,000 species of flora and fauna at Montreal Botanical Garden. Established in 1931, the expansive gardens offer a mix of botany and wildlife, with the insect exhibit taking a place of pride among a host of floral displays. You'll note bonsai and orchid exhibits as you stroll through the fragrant gardens. Reserve your tickets in advance to avoid having to queue at the entrance. Plan to visit Montreal Botanical Garden and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Montreal attractions using our Montreal trip planner .
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  • The Botanical Garden was a wonderful place to visit. It has numerous themed gardens. The facility runs a shuttle trolley every 15 minutes to help you get around. It was very enjoyable.  more »
  • This is a beautiful and extensive garden, to explore it all fully, including the Insectarium you'd need at least a half day. For a good walk around the gardens and a shorter look at the insect display...  more »
  • A visit not to be missed. A beautiful botanical garden where you must reserve at least a morning or afternoon to see.
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  • There are so many different places to see in this garden! For taking pictures, I would recommend using the object/function if your camera has one to focus mainly on the flowers and nothing else. This garden has a poison place which I think is very unique because no other garden I've been to has something similar. Just be aware that you shouldn't touch those kinds of plants. The experience in this garden has been great! I would recommend going here if you are visiting in Montreal.
  • I loved the Montreal Botanical Garden. Points I wish I had considered: When they tell you that it will take about 3 hours to tour the garden, believe it. It may even take longer because there are so many beautiful and amazing areas to explore. If they tell you to bundle your tickets to see other parks, bundle it so you don't have to make lines when you visit the other parks. When you pay parking in one park, you can leave and use the same parking ticket in the other attractions. I've visited many botanical garden and this one is one of the most beautiful. I just wish that their pamphlet guide was more informative.
  • Way better than expected. Went here thinking we would spend a couple of hours here and ended up spending the whole day here. There is so much to see. Even if you're not into plants and flowers, there is something for everyone. We started with the greenhouse area which was very impressive. Then we moved on to the gardens. At first we thought, this is it? But we kept finding more to see. The region themed areas were so neat. You can move from Japan, to China, to the mountains and it keeps impressing. The bonzai trees were something really special. Even the fruit and vegetable gardens were amazing. We went deeper into the arbour area and saw some foxes! It was a time we will never forget.
  • 1st upon entry we were told a shuttle will take you to each section/ display in the park. Not so only takes you to the 3 entrances. Be prepared to walk Shuttle service is 30 minutes in between and be ready to fight for a seat. No line up. Every person for them self's. Bring your own water only one place to buy in the whole park. Now for the pluses. Main entrance was the best. Many types of gardens to see from lovely flowers, herbs, vegetable and even medicinals. Lilly pond has a great shaded sitting area. Enjoyed the walk through the Indian culture section. Learned several new things throughout the park. I myself would not go again next time visiting Montreal. But I am glad I did.
  • This review is for the staff that work here. My wife lost her diamond pendant and gold chain somewhere within this huge park and we reported it at the customer service desk. They announced it on their radio and asked us to follow up in a couple of days. The next day we decided to look around by ourselves - with no luck. They even offered to have it shipped to where we stay (US) if they find it. After 5 days, we met the security staff at the park and they had found the chain! These are some really nice folks and their integrity is commendable.
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