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Montreal Botanical Gardens, Montreal

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#2 of 34 in Parks in Montreal
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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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  • This was my 2nd visit to the Montreal Botanical gardens. During the years since my last visit the gardens have been transformed! They are now even more beautiful! A must see for all who visit this bea...  more »
  • The Montreal botanical garden is huge and offers a wide variety of themed gardens as well wonderful greenhouses for the more tender and tropical species. It is very well groomed and most of the garden...  more »
  • More than 40 years ago that I live in Montreal and the garden is a .havre of nature in the city or it is good to walk. I do the seasons and of course the plant portrait is never the same. To have visit many parks during my travels in Europe, I consider that Montreal is among one of the most interesting I've seen. And this without chauvinism. :)
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  • The garden is very big and many different areas to walk through. We loved seeing the Japanese Garden and also visited the restaurant they have there. I would give this place 5 stars if the restaurant was a restaurant. The place is more like a cafeteria and the line was very long. Tables weren't cleaned as quickly as they should have been. Also would be nice if there were more benches throughout the garden. Overall, we enjoyed the areas we saw.
  • Nice relaxing place. Good plants. Nice themes going on (Japanese & others). However it's waste of money in summer when all you see is green plants without flowers or very little flowers. I guess spring/fall is best time to visit.
  • Place features many plants and neatly kept. You are in for a decent walk. Also there are music shows. The band we saw played covers for hit songs. The show was about 90 minutes. It also features a Japanese theme section. I was really expecting a grand scale garden. I was sort comparing it to Longwood Garden in Pennsylvania, USA, where I'm from, so was a bit disappointed. But if you're visiting such gardens for the first time, you will love it. I liked it a lot.
  • Beautiful gardens with highly educational aspects sewn in seamlessly amongst the walking paths. From loosing the kids for a good run around while secretly filling their heads with information to a romantic stroll through a lush, fragrant landscape at sunset to arrive at the inspiring lantern festival will ensure those around you will seek out your future adventures.
  • Very beautiful garden. I was here twice and in my first visit I was able to see all the beautiful park. Right now (May 2017) the Japanese garden is closed and in my personal opinion that was one of the most beautiful expositions. Save your money on pricey entry tickets now and go there once the Japanese garden is open again.

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