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Montreal Botanical Gardens, Montreal

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web
Find yourself surrounded by 22,000 species of flora and fauna at Montreal Botanical Gardens. 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. Add Montreal Botanical Gardens to your Montreal travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Montreal travel itinerary maker.
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  • The botanical garden with its plants and asian (Chinese and Japanese) pavilions is very nice, forest areas offer quiet walks, and indian summer on a beautiful day is great. However, there is absolutel...  read more »
  • We arrived around 5 pm to visit the Insectarium and enjoy facilities outside for children. Around 18:30 there was a line to get into the Chinese garden... told us 1-1:30 waiting to go into the garden... this queue has not decreased, so we got in line at 7:15 pm... leaving to go grab a bite I can say that it is important to buy the tickets in advance at such an activity because the line to buy a ticket was too long! After 45 minutes we entered the garden to walk to tail leu - leu with the crowd that was there. It tramped among people who were taking pictures, watching the lanterns, etc. Impossible to enjoy the beauty of the place. The children were tired, we didn't see much and it was always expected. Our family outing to so was a travel in single file in a crowd and looks to not to loose... There should be a limit of tickets sold by evening, is not at all pleasant!
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  • We loved this place which is very well maintained and educational for the entire family. To visit absolutely!
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  • If you want to stay in Montreal, yet at the same time feel like you left the city, this is your best bet. I love this place, it is relaxing and calm, and extremely cultural. Things worth seeing: 1. Insecterium 2. Green house 3. Chinese Garden 4. Japanese Garden Tips: Don't come late in the day, because almost all the cool spots close at 6. If you are a student bring your ID, it is really well priced. If you are into birds, bring a good camera with high zoom, definitely worth it. In the Japanese garden, there are some cool spots to take a nap, do it, if you are lazy like me and like napping and siestas everywhere :)
  • Ideal getaway during the cold winter months; you can imagine for a moment that you are in a tropical paradise. The out door gardens during the summer are very nice, especially the Japanese and Chinese gardens. They have a grove of lilacs that are worth seeing, but check ahead to see when their blooming period has peaked. The annual butterfly exhibit is a must see; this exhibit is ideal for a fun and romantic date.
  • What a beautiful park and garden. You could easily spend hours here. Don't spend too long in the greenhouse. The best part is being outside. There are different kinds of parks. The Japanese garden and the alpine garden were highlights for me.
  • The best gardens I have ever seen. The place is very big, and has many themed gardens- Chinese (that currently under renovation), Japanese, roses, Native Americans forest (amazing!) and the most epic thing in my opinion- the vegetable garden. You can see there how every vegetable grows. It's a must visit if you are in Montreal even for one day.
  • Absolutely stunning garden. Great selection of flowers and amazing Chinese and Japanese gardens. I recommend going for the festival of lights, the decorations are absolutely amazing. Long lines though and parking is not included.
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