Montreal Botanical Gardens

4101 Sherbrooke St. E, Montreal

4.5

Montreal Botanical Gardens is a magnificent thematic garden in Montreal. The greenhouses, the flora, and the fresh air will astound you. In the year of 2008 the garden became a National Historic Site of Canada. Moreover, it is one of the most important botanical gardens in the country.
The attraction is on Sherbrooke street right around the corner of Pie-IX in Maisonneauve Park. Founded in 1931 the garden is divided into several sections including the Chinese garden, the Japanese, the First Nations Garden, and the Alpine Garden. Among the most distinguished features of the garden is Lion de la Feuillee, the iconic lion monument at the entrance to the rose garden. The location is a must-see when you plane lands in Montreal.
 

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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 17:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 17:00

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Reviews

  • John Pham

    5
    - 05 September 2018 -

    Of all the great things I could say about the Botanical Garden, I think my wife and I enjoyed sitting near the lake on a bench under a shaded tree the most. It was a relaxing way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon in Montreal. Our daughter had a great time admiring the exhibits in the Insectarium. We were also in awe at the various trees and plants that were being cultivated in the greenhouse. The price for admission was fairly high, but it was definitely worth it because we spent several hours strolling through the Garden.

  • Made Perfectly

    5
    - 02 September 2018 -

    I came here on the hottest day of the summer with my mother and we had a great time walking through the different exhibits and appreciating all the beautiful well kept gardens. There is also a trolley that takes you through the gardens. Which is great considering it was blazing out that day. The insect exhibit was great. As a huge geek, I was able to really enjoy geeking out. I can’t wait to go back here. (During fall when it’s less hot)

  • Etienne F

    5
    - 30 August 2018 -

    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.

  • Administrative Secretary

    3
    - 21 August 2018 -

    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.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 01 August 2018 -

    I loved the Montreal Botanical Garden. Points I wish I had considered: When they tell you that it will take about 3 hours to tour the garden, believe it. It may even take longer because there are so many beautiful and amazing areas to explore. If they tell you to bundle your tickets to see other parks, bundle it so you don't have to make lines when you visit the other parks. When you pay parking in one park, you can leave and use the same parking ticket in the other attractions. I've visited many botanical garden and this one is one of the most beautiful. I just wish that their pamphlet guide was more informative.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 30 July 2018 -

    Way better than expected. Went here thinking we would spend a couple of hours here and ended up spending the whole day here. There is so much to see. Even if you're not into plants and flowers, there is something for everyone. We started with the greenhouse area which was very impressive. Then we moved on to the gardens. At first we thought, this is it? But we kept finding more to see. The region themed areas were so neat. You can move from Japan, to China, to the mountains and it keeps impressing. The bonzai trees were something really special. Even the fruit and vegetable gardens were amazing. We went deeper into the arbour area and saw some foxes! It was a time we will never forget.

  • Kevin Song

    5
    - 27 July 2018 -

    There are so many different places to see in this garden! For taking pictures, I would recommend using the object/function if your camera has one to focus mainly on the flowers and nothing else. This garden has a poison place which I think is very unique because no other garden I've been to has something similar. Just be aware that you shouldn't touch those kinds of plants. The experience in this garden has been great! I would recommend going here if you are visiting in Montreal.

  • Raul Nombera

    5
    - 17 July 2018 -

    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.

  • Dacia Rzchowski

    4
    - 15 July 2018 -

    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!

  • Jennine L'Heureux

    4
    - 12 July 2018 -

    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.

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