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
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.
- 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.
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95% of people who visit Montreal include Botanical Garden in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
94.63% of people start their Botanical Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Botanical Garden
67.79% of people prefer walking in order to reach Botanical Garden
The best botanical Gardens I have ever visited. This place is huge and has more than something for everyone. You will need a good day to see everything here, as the trails seem to go on endlessly. I came here in Sept and the flower garden was still in colourful bloom. The greenhouses showcases lots of cacti and tropical plants. Amongst other sections, forests, old trees, kitchen garden, there's also the first nations forest, rock, grass, zen garden and most fun and popular of all the Chinese gardens. It's so colourful and playful with every corner a great photo opportunity. For the price it is well worth to spend an enjoyable day for all ages.
Had a fantastic visit in August 2018. Weather was beautiful so that helped. The garden is gigantic in size, has good signage and a cafe for a relaxing quick bite or a soft ice cream cone, served by friendly staff. What is truly amazing is the garden itself, or rather, gardens. There are several, organized by geographic region. The main parts are Indigenous, Japanese, and Chinese. The Japanese garden includes a bonsai exhibit and a tea House and traditional garden, with a friendly guide...stay on those stepping stones! The Chinese garden is probably most impressive, with several traditional temple buildings and a sky-blue pond, an ideal backdrop for photos and just enjoying the scenery. Make sure to allow yourself generous time to visit, don't rush through it. Just meander lazily, take it in, learn, and experience the setting.
Loved visiting this place. We chose to visit at night to see the night time lighting special even they had going on. It did not disappoint! The Chinese garden was amazing! The rest of it was ok. It is a long trail so we felt we could have simply walked back after the Chinese garden and not missed much.
A beautiful space for a peaceful stroll through some themed gardens. Lots of fun for "budding" (pun intended) photographers with so much color and texture and natural beauty. I took dozens of beautiful photos the day I visited. Some fun art installations too and a lovely place for a picnic with the family or place to just quiet the mind for a moment.
The Botanical Garden is the one place you should go to when visiting Montreal! Each season the gardens are absolutely enchanting. Drop by for the lanterns event and you'll be moved to your core. Check out the events calendar and see if there's a concert or anything special happening someday so you can plan a nice visit! Happy garden-viewing!