Botanical GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E. | (Near Viau), Montreal, Quebec H1X 2B2, Canada (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie)
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: 1-5148721400
- Ticket Price: 19 CAD
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Green House
About Botanical Garden, Montreal
This massive, intricate and beautifulplant conservatory is the fruit of the labors of Brother Marie-Victorin, who’s mission was to "conserve, develop and present to the public living plant collections, pursue research activities, and educate Montreal citizens and all visitors in botany and horticulture". He conceived it in 1920, and it took 10 years of lobbying and fundraising before the garden was opened to the public. Regardless of when one visits there always something abloom here, grown in specialized greenhouses. There even an Insectarium for those who aren’t put off by creepy crawlies. And whatever you do, don’t miss the Chinese and Japanese Gardens. The variety, presentation, condition of the plants, and compactness of the visit are astounding. Whether you cover the entire park or just lounge under the trees, you’ll feel cleansed after a day here. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Montreal Itinerary 5 Days.
Botanical Garden Information
- This place is perfect to visit on a sunny afternoon.
- Free for children under four.
- Catch the Light Show at the Chinese Garden here.
- Bring a picnic to eat at some designated spots in the garden.
How To reach Botanical Garden by Public Transport
- Pie-IX Metro Station (Line 1)
Restaurants Near Botanical Garden
- Station In Vivo
- lympic Viande Fumee
- Deli-Pizza Hochelaga
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Things to Know Before Visiting Botanical Garden
95% of people who visit Montreal include Botanical Garden in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
84.13% of people start their Botanical Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Botanical Garden
67.39% of people prefer walking in order to reach Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden Map
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Botanical Garden, Montreal Reviews
Butterfly exhibit was packed when we went, but still enjoyable. We especially liked trying to find all the butterflies identified in the pamphlet, it was like I Spy. Kids may have a hard time getting a good view of there are as many adults around as when we went; definitely try and avoid bringing in a stroller if you don't have to. It's accessible, just get tight on space. As for the rest of the greenhouse, it's well organized and you'll see everything if you keep to the path (you go through one side of each greenhouse and see the other side when you turn around at the end and loop back). They put a lot of effort into cultivating an atmosphere/setting for each greenhouse section, we appreciated the decorations. Be prepared for temperature differences between sections; some are 11C, others 24C. If you're moving at a regular peace you probably won't mind, but if you're going at a toddler's pace, taking plenty of photos or studying the plants in depth, you may want to wear layers or have a scarf or something around. It took us 1.5-2h per side (you enter the centre of the greenhouse and can either go down the left or the right). Pack a snack.
Second year in a row that we are going to visit the "butterflies for free" exhibition. This time with our 16month old son. It was a great family outing. But thinking we could skip on crowds we decided to go on a week day in the final week of the exhibition and boy was I wrong.. there were so many classes and schools there that day. I regret not bringing a baby carrier instead of the stroller. But the insectarium and the Botanical Garden were really nice. Very well maintained and very friendly staff. Will go again next year!
Attended the butterflies in flight exhibit including the greenhouses. Surreal experience, cannot help but smile to be surrounded by the variety of species. Generally well behaved visitors apart from some royalty kids of our era who assume they are entitled to everything including touching and manipulating the species without being aware of it's impact. Glad the security was quick to pick these off. Natural denial on the part of the culprits when caught in the act. The assortment of plants in each themed greenhouse are wonderful as well. Well maintained premises with educational bilingual information plaques. Decor and props also appropriately matched to the plant's indigenous country. (Hacienda for cacti... Etc.) Negative comments can only emanate from people who live in Shangri La.
Had a great time!!. Beautiful plants and environments across the board. It takes about an hour and half to really walk the entire indoor botanical garden and enjoy every facet of it. The sheer variety in plants, fruit trees, and trees are just mind boggling. We came in the winter so the outdoor park grounds as well as the Japanese garden were not ready. Plan your trip accordingly and visit during the summer to truly enjoy this place.
The gardens are beautiful. Hey have tonnes of benches to sit down to talk and relax. They also have an indoor greenhouse which has a lot of cool plants and has a lot of space to walk with another person and talk without worrying about banging into plants. There also an insectueim which has a huge collection of dead (some alive) insects. Really great place to see nature and to bring a date.
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