Montreal Botanical Garden
Mid-May until Labour Day: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
After Labour Day until October 31: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Montréal, QC Canada
The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colorful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.
There’s no doubt the gardens are a hit with tourists. Attracting in the upwards of 700,000 to 900,000 people a year, the irony is that residents sometimes forget that the Montreal Botanical Garden, one of the largest of its kind in the world, is in their own backyard.
The Jardin Botanique de Montréal features some of the most beautiful grounds in the city. A haven with almost 200 different bird species, a fox family and 22,000 types of plants, flowers, and trees, the Montreal Botanical Garden is more than a summer tourist destination, it’s a refuge for locals needing a break from city life and a year-round attraction featuring some of Montreal’s most popular annual events, including Butterflies Go Free and Gardens of Light.
The gardens also share space with the Montreal Insectarium, a family-friendly museum filled with live scarabs, tarantulas, scorpions as well as thousands of different arthropods.
Arguably the most beautiful location in the city, the Montreal Botanical Garden’s ten indoor greenhouses are open year-round. Meanwhile, spring, summer and fall feature several outdoor theme gardens, including:
First Nations garden