Botanical GardenCurrently Closed
- 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
Botanical Garden - Review
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
84.15% of people start their Botanical Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Botanical Garden
67.87% of people prefer walking in order to reach Botanical Garden
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Botanical Garden, Montreal Reviews
I loved this place but too big to see everything in one day! Especially if your GPS takes you to the Rosemont entrance! Free street parking there but I had to walk through the entire arboretum to get to the gardens. So be sure to go to the main entrance at 401 rue Sherbrooke Est. Those with more energy than me could also visit Olympic Park, just around the corner. Don't miss the new Chinese Gardens exhibit and the plants by the ponds in their natural habitats! Food was great at their restaurant also and provided a much needed break to sit and have a glass of wine with lunch!
Lovely botanical garden. A large open area to walk around with plentiful paths to get lost in. I highly recommend going early in the day as it gets crowded. The Chinese garden portion was astounding. I was greatly impressed with the different plants and wanted to look at everything. You could easily spend a few hours wandering around. Extremely well organized. So glad we decided to visit while in Montreal!
The park was huge. There were quite a few interactive exhibits like a 5 senses area designed to cater to visually impaired where you feel and smell plants. Life sized bird nests to experience. Aboriginal structures and plenty more. The insect museum was really neat. There were sections with various specialty gardens (Japanese, local, perennial etc.) Which were nice. My only loss of star item was that many of the exhibits were for group trips only so for example the tipis were locked up and you couldn't experience the tree top exhibit. It also seemed a bit too big. Often I felt I was just in a regular park space... but I hear they are investing a bunch of money right now to add more exhibits so maybe that will fill the space.
Adult $20.50... too much for what they are offering inside. Japanese garden has too less to offer. Chinese garden is fine but not astonishing. Garden is full of different species of plants which you will stop reading after an hour. Nothing remarkable or memorable. Greenhouse was informative. Okay place to bring kids and families. Insectarium was also okay which is included in price.
Had an amazing time here. Went in the summer and the weather was perfect. Not too hot, just warming enough to walk around comfortably. I would suggest some bug spray/insect repellent though. The insectarium was not really our thing, but it was cool. Pretty much all of the areas of the garden were beautiful and amazing. Great place to visit w the family or on a date. Would definitely recommend checking out the gardens when in Montreal. Also, the food at the restaurant was delicious. It was pricey, but that was expected.
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