Botanical Gardens

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Botanical Gardens Montreal Reviews

radbenn radbenn
2 reviews
Spectacular Gardens! Apr 21, 2011
I Visited Montreal Botanical Gardens in the summer months of august, and absolutely loved it!

the Gardens are located just few minutes by car from downtown Montreal, right next to the Olympic Park. It is claimed to be one of the biggest in the World!

While there u simply forget about the city rush and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the gardens.

The Garden offers a lot and I totally could recommend it to any and everyone

For those who are not able to walk the entire trials, luckily you can take the red train :)

The outdoor part of the garden can be visited for free at certain hours in the evening. Check their website, because it varies depending on the time of year. The outdoor gardens consist of Japanese, Chinese and North American themes, a huge rose garden, sprawling lawns, fountains, waterfalls, a tee pee, and a huge pond...

Residence can obtain a Montreal Access pass, (proof of residence required though), which includes extremely cheap access to the paid areas, and free access to the grounds at all times.

take your entire family bring your cameras and Enjoy , I certainly did...
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portia portia
216 reviews
Botanical Gardens of Montreal Oct 19, 2010
The Botanical Garden in Montreal is almost a must-see sight in Montreal, it is right next to the Olympic Tower, which IS a must-see, so you might as well kill 2 birds and enjoy some nature too.

you should plan to spend at least 2 hours here, but you could easily spend 4. There is a very extensive Insectarium where insects of all kinds are on display. Kids should really love the exhibit here. Adults will also find many fascinating forms of insects here. Then the botanical garden itself, 75 hectares, containing many sub-garadens and exhibits. A Chinese Garden, with a Friendship Hall, a Dream Lake, and a scholar's courtyard. There is a Japanese Garden with a pavilion containing more exhibits about things from Japan such as lacquer, bonsai, etc. There is a tree house and arboretum at the northeastern corner of the Botanical Garden. There are also 10 greenhouses with tropical and other plants to admire.

A free mini-train takes people around the garden during the high season so you can save some walking.

It's a great way to mix some nature sighting with urban Montreal places to visit.
Olympic tower as viewed from the B…
fall color in the Botanical Garden
lanterns on the Chinese pagoda
Dream Lake at the Chinese Garden
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constantquantum constant…
4 reviews
Aug 09, 2007
This expansive area has something for everyone. If you are looking for ideas for your own gardens, or if you just harbour a general love of all things green and flowering, wander the acres of specialized gardens, or enter the green houses: a veritable treasure trove of flora, including five hundred year old trees and plants.

In the winter, the green houses take centre stage with an amazing pointsetta and winter flower display complete with tea room and live classical concerts.

During the summer, explore the Native Canadian gardens to see what Canada looked like before the cities and to learn about the uses of indiginous plants; wander the Chinese and Japanese landscapes and enjoy a formal Japanese tea ceremony in the Japanese pavillion; or grab the train for a tour around the huge arboreum. On a hot day, bring a typical French picnic (red wine, crusty baguette and some fine cheese), as well as a light blanket to spread out, and a good book. You can while away the hours on the banks of one of many ponds under huge weeping willows.

The botanical gardens is just across the way from the Biodome and the Insectarium. Combine the three for a prime Montreal experience in direct contrast to the frenetic pace of Montreal's fantastic summer street festivals, high-end French restaurants, and patio/night club scenes.
Typical Garden Landscape
Japanese Garden Pond
Flowering Shrubs
Garden Irises
Adrian_Liston says:
I think it was in the Montreal gardens that I first saw throat singing.
Posted on: Sep 16, 2007

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