The Montreal Botanical Garden is one of the city’s foremost tourist attractions and is one of the largest gardens of its kind in the world. It comprises several cultural and thematic gardens, greenhouses and virtual exhibits.
The outdoor, seasonal gardens showcase the Chinese, Japanese and First Nations cultures, desert-dwelling species of cacti, and the lotus flower in an aquatic garden.There is also also an arboretum that covers roughly 40 hectares with about 7,000 types of trees and shrubs spread throughout the collections. Along with the seasonal gardens, there are almost a dozen greenhouses open year-round with orchids, aroids, and tropical food plants among the more than 30,000 other plants and flowers on display. The Botanical Garden is a place where kids and parents alike can learn about the importance of the natural world in the midst of a bustling urban city.
Address: 4101 Sherbrooke St. E., Montreal. H1X 2B2
2016 Hours: Until May 13, Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From May 14 to Sept. 8, every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Sept. 9 to Oct. 31, every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public transit: Viau metro station
Parking: Car: $16 per day ($20 during events at the Olympic Stadium)
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This video showcases the garden’s popular fall exhibit, Gardens of Light: