Montreal Botanical Garden
(Jardin Botanique de Montreal)

Jardin Botanique de Montreal (Botanical Garden) is without a doubt one of the best botanical gardens worldwide

Brilliant floral displays at the Montreal Botanical Garden
Brilliant floral displays at the Montreal Botanical Garden cc licensed photo by abdallahh

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 Garden

Fee: 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.

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Category: Botanical Gardens

Address: 4101 Rue Sherbrooke E
Montreal, QC H1X 2B2
Canada

Phone: +1 514-872-1400

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 231 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Photos by me. I went with two tweens and two males over 30. So the four of them made my visit unpleasant. And they were ready to go after the golf carted... Read More

Theresa E. Aug-25-2019

3 Star Rating As of August 2019, the Biodome and Insectarium are closed for renovation. I believe the insectarium is supposed to re-open in August 2020. That being said,... Read More

Mel T. Aug-26-2019

5 Star Rating Montréal's Botanical Garden is not something to be taken lightly. I recommend that you come here earlier in the day because it takes several hours to... Read More

Emily P. Aug-19-2019

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Directions

Metro Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Line 1 - GreenStation Pie-IX4 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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