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
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
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
Botanical Garden Trips
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Botanical Garden, Montreal Reviews
Incredible, fantastic, unbelievable! What a great day. The gardens are huge with so much to offer, they are incredibly well maintained and also sign posted clearly. There are a number of interesting installations as well as the gardens themselves allowing for hours and hours of activity. Initially I thought that the 20.50 CAD entry price was steep but after spending the day there it was worth every penny. The arboretum is especially impressive for those who love trees.
The gardens were wonderful! We expected to see the big green sculptures that are all over google. However, when we arrived, we found out they weren't there. Other than that, the garden is very beautiful and relaxing. It knocks off 2.5 hours easily to go through the gardens (and you still wouldn't be able to see everything!!!). There are water fountains all over the park so you can refill your water bottle. Lots of benches and spots for picnics. The outdoor park is open until 7:00pm as opposed to the indoor which closes at 6:00pm. I definitely recommend going if you're a person who loves nature!!
1st upon entry we were told a shuttle will take you to each section/ display in the park. Not so only takes you to the 3 entrances. Be prepared to walk Shuttle service is 30 minutes in between and be ready to fight for a seat. No line up. Every person for them self's. Bring your own water only one place to buy in the whole park. Now for the pluses. Main entrance was the best. Many types of gardens to see from lovely flowers, herbs, vegetable and even medicinals. Lilly pond has a great shaded sitting area. Enjoyed the walk through the Indian culture section. Learned several new things throughout the park. I myself would not go again next time visiting Montreal. But I am glad I did.
Great place to have a picnic and spend the day with the family. Tickets range from $15 - $21 for adults. Very reasonable for the amount of pretty space you get to explore. Look at their calendar events, the garden host all kind of different shows during the summer that are worth visiting. Have a visit and get some good exercise and clean air in your system!
I was really amazed about the massive land that this botanical garden occupies. It took me around 40 minutes to find a parking space and finally I was lucky enough to find it just in front of one of the entrances. We have visited almost the entire garden but the most exciting parts of our tour were the Insectarium and the Chinese garden. There were many activities running simultaneously in different zones of the park. My only concern is there aren’t variety of food inside the park. If there were we would definitely spent couple of hours more until dawn as we were having so much fun.