Type: Family Friendly, Gardens, Zoos
Montreal's Botanical Gardens comprise 30 distinct ones including Chinese, Japanese, First Nations, traditional French, a rose garden plus 10 exhibiting greenhouses and an arboretum. Environments as... Read More
Montreal's Botanical Gardens comprise 30 distinct ones including Chinese, Japanese, First Nations, traditional French, a rose garden plus 10 exhibiting greenhouses and an arboretum. Environments as diverse as the northwestern Mexican desert and the local Laurentian woodlands are faithfully recreated here too. As a scientific institution, Montreal's Botanical Gardens with 22,000 species focuses on plant physiology, genetics, ecology and biotechnology. The scientists offer advice based on their leading-edge research on using plants and trees in urban environments. Studies are also done here on using aquatic plants for wastewater filtration and treatment systems. The Gardens serve as Montreal's environmental watchdog with its public awareness campaigns aimed at more tree planting and managing and promoting green spaces. The staff also give information on specific topics such as how to grow a bonsai or African violet, garden pests, planting and pruning trees and shrubs and toxic plants.
4101, rue Shebrooke est
Montréal, QC H1X 2B2
- Botanical Garden and Insectarium: Nov - mid May: Tue-Sun 9am-5pm
- Mid May - mid Sep: Daily 9am-6pm
- Mid Sep - Oct: Daily 9am-9pm
- Contact for Specific Dates and Times
- Seasonal rates apply Adult CAD14 - CAD16.50; Senior (65+) CAD10.50 - CAD12; Student CAD10.50 - CAD12; Child (5-17) CAD7 - CAD8.25; Child (2-4) CAD2 - CAD2.50
- Best Attractions & Activities: "You can email your gardening and house plant questions to the staff at Montreal's Botanical Gardens."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Montreal's oldest nature museum is also the winner of a National Historic Site designation.