One of the attractions in an area called A Space for Life, the Montreal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the top such gardens anywhere in the world. There is no question that these stunning gardens live up to that expectation.
The gardens are divided into about 30 different thematic gardens including the Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, First Nations Garden and Alpine Garden. There are also 10 greenhouses and a huge arboretum to be explored. These beautiful gardens cover an area of 75 hectares and boast over 22000 varieties of plantlife. For anyone who is interested in botany these gardens are an absolute must see, although we can not imagine anyone not wanting to visit them.
The gardens which were founded in 1931 are a significant centre for the study of horticulture. Every February through April they feature the popular annual Butterflies Go Free exhibit in which 1000s of beautiful butterflys and moths are released inside one of the exhibition greenhouses.
Your admission to the gardens also includes entry to the fascinating Insectarium where you will learn amazing things about the world of insects. The largest collection of it's kind in North America with upwards of 160,000 specimens the Insectarium captivates visitors of all ages.
We recommend that you allow a minimum of 2 hours for your visit to the garden, however you could easily spend and entire day, especially if you have a strong interest in botany and plants.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Montreal Botanical GardenFee: Yes, however the outdoor gardens are free to explore from 6pm to nightfall during the summer and during all open hours for the balance of the year.
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- Monday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Category: Botanical Gardens
4101 Rue Sherbrooke E
Montreal, QC H1X 2B2
Jason M. Sep-26-2017
I really enjoy coming here every few years to experience the Garden Light festival and they have progressively added to the experience by altering some of... Read More
Trace V. Oct-21-2019
Maybe small kids would like this but we found this so lame -- and I'll give you my reasons. 1. You can't see the gardens at night! Not a one. LIGHT THEM... Read More
Kathy H. Oct-28-2016
A must-see for me, it's a stroll in the park. But at night. With really colourful lights. In the rain!! How many mud puddles did I step in, I couldn't tell... Read More
Accommodations near Montreal Botanical Garden:
|Metro Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Line 1 - Green||Station Pie-IX||4 Minutes|
How to get to Montreal Botanical Garden by Metro
By Metro: Take Metro Line 1 to Station Pie-IX and take the east exit and walk to your right (west) up Pie_IX Street to rue Sherbrooke Est and cross over to the garden entrance on the far side. There is also a BIXI bike station at the corner of Pie-IX and Sherbrooke Streets.
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