Botanical Garden Montreal

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Botanical Garden Montreal

Along with the Biodôme, the Insectarium and the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the Botanical Garden is part of the Montréal Space for Life, Canada’s largest natural museum science complex and Montreal’s top must see attraction.The Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frederic Back Tree House, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty. Located just minutes from downtown Montreal, right near the Biodome and Olympic Park, the Montreal Botanical Garden is a living museum of plants from all over the world. You can also enjoy the Insectarium which is on the Garden’s site. Have a great visit!
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Botanical Garden Montreal

Language English General view of the administration building and the Reception Gardens. Photo: Espace pour la vie (Raymond Jalbert) The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long. With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty.  Located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Olympic Park, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the globe. Associated with the Montréal Botanical Garden, the Insectarium welcomes you to discover the world of insects. Have a nice visit!
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Botanical Garden Montreal

The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long. With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty.  Located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Olympic Park, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the globe. Associated with the Montréal Botanical Garden, the Insectarium welcomes you to discover the world of insects. Have a nice visit!
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Botanical Garden Montreal

The Montreal Botanical Garden (French: Jardin botanique de Montréal) is a large botanical garden in Montreal, Quebec, Canada comprising 75 hectares (190 acres) of thematic gardens and greenhouses. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2008 as it is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in the world due to the extent of its collections and facilities.
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Botanical Garden Montreal

It serves to educate the public in general and students of horticulture in particular, as well as to conserve endangered plant species. The grounds are also home to a botanical research institution, to the Société d’astronomie de Montréal, and to the Montreal Insectarium; offsite, the Garden staff also administer the Ferme Angrignon educational farm and petting zoo.
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Botanical Garden Montreal

Cultivate a patch of happiness at the Space for Life. An oasis in the middle of the city for over 80 years, the Montréal Botanical Garden is recognized as one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. Its rich collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, its 10 exhibition greenhouses, Tree House, and some 30 thematic gardens make the venue exceptional. Its cultural gardens, in particular, invite you to travel to places like China, Japan, and the First Nations through botanical traditions. Solitary meditation, romantic rendezvous, guided tours, family get-togethers—these are just a few of the many ways to sample the delights of the Garden.

Botanical Garden Montreal

ajzielinski Montreal, Canada Level Contributor 3 reviews “Beautiful pics taken at Montreal Botanical Gardens” Reviewed 1 week ago Really loved all the beautiful flowers at the gardens. I especially love d the butterfly exhibit. So many colorful butterflies , Got many outstanding pics to remember my visit. Also included in the ticket price was the insect exhibit which was very interesting. I was able to get a discount with my AAA card. Helpful? Thank ajzielinski Report
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Botanical Garden Montreal

The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.

An annual showcase of illuminated natural elegance, the Botanical Garden’s Gardens of Light exhibition is more associated with the fall season, but the event does begin on September 2nd, which is still summer territory. During the nigh two month-long event, the Chinese and Japanese Gardens are made all the more spectacular with light fixtures and displays that pay homage to each garden’s cultural roots (pun intended). To make things a tad more dynamic, you can use the Botanical Garden’s app for a self-guided tour during your trip through the Gardens of Light.
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The botanical garden is located at 4101 Sherbrooke Street East, at the corner of Pie-IX and Sherbrooke Streets, in Maisonneuve Park, located in the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, facing Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. It contains a greenhouse complex full of plants from around the world, and a number of large outdoor gardens, each with a specific theme. The outdoor gardens are bare and covered with snow from about November until about April, but the greenhouses are open to visitors year round, hosting the annual Butterflies Go Free exhibit from February to April.
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Filling up your summer schedule definitely isn’t difficult in Montreal, especially with the plethora of festivals that dominate the city every year. But despite all the action that’s going on in the city, you should make time for one of the city’s mainstays, namely the Botanical Garden.

The Botanical Garden’s Leslie Hancock/Ericaceae Garden is always a sight to behold. Housing over one hundred different species of Ericaceae (plants in the heath family), the garden boasts a multicoloured array of azaleas, rhododendrons, and wintergreen tea plants. But come late May, the already-beautiful natural display gets a magical upgrade and turns into a veritable enchanted forest that’s a true sight to behold.
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Pretty much every time spring rolls around, I have the goal of getting a garden going, even if its a small indoor setup. Unfortunately, since I have no clue what I’m doing, I never really get anywhere. If that sounds like you, then the Botanical Garden’s Great Gardening Weekend might be the perfect event to check out. Learn about the art of gardening from seasoned experts and enjoy the bounty of fresh herbs and vegetables all summer long.
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See the Botanical Garden in a new way, by which I mean without sight! In the Courtyard Of The Senses, you’re given the chance to go blindfolded and go through the garden with only your ears, touch, and taste at your disposal. Yes, even your mouth plays a role, as you’ll be able to taste sweet, candy-like plants throughout the journey. You can go it alone for most of the season, but guides will be available at the end of June.
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The Chinese Garden is constructed along the traditional lines for a Ming Dynasty Chinese garden. Covering 2.5 hectares, it has many winding paths, an artificial mountain, and a building in the Chinese style housing a collection of bonsai and penjing that have been donated. The garden is populated with Chinese plants. The garden was constructed from 1990-1991 by 50 artisans from the Shanghai Institute of Landscape Design and Architecture, directed by Le Weizhong. The project required 120 containers of material imported from Shanghai, including 500 tonnes of stone from Lake Tai in Jiangsu province.

The first bridge over the Feuillée was open to the public on 28 September 1831 in the heart of the city of Lyon, France. The Feuillée Lion is one of four castings up the original work, created by René Dardel. During the reconstruction of the bridge in 1910, the four lions were relocated. In 1992, one of them was brought to Montreal.

Other gardens include the poisonous plants garden (which has samples of various poisonous plants along with information on the effects of various doses), the economic plants exhibit, the flowery brook, and an arboretum. The botanical gardens are also the home to some wildlife; primarily squirrels and ducks, other slightly less common animals such as turtles and herons also live there.
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Obviously summer would be the best time to visit Espace pour la vie’s nature-centric section, what with all of the fauna coming into bloom. But there’s more reason to visit than that, as the Botanical Garden has a solid setlist of special events and exhibitions that will be held throughout the summer.
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Plants come in many different shapes, forms, and sizes, with some truly exotic and striking species out there. Us normal folks may not know the true breadth of nature’s biodiversity, but we can learn from real researchers at the Botanical Garden who will be on-site to show you some of the coolest plants in existence.

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