Credit: Montréal Botanical Garden (Gilles Murray)
|Type |||Parcs et jardins|
|Paiement |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Quartier |||Île est|
|Se rendre |||Pie-IX or Viau Metro|
|Open everyday from mid-May to the end of Oct from 9AM-6PM Sept and Oct from 9AM-9PM Open the rest of the year from 9AM-5PM|
Profil Dernière mise-à-jour: 05 mars 2008
Boasting a collection of over 22,000 different species of plants and cultivars, the Botanical Garden remains the largest storehouse of indigenous and exotic plants in the city. Featuring a total of approximately 30 theme gardens including the First Nations, the French, the Poisonous Plants, the Japanese and the Chinese Gardens, as well as 10 large exhibition greenhouses, the Botanical Garden is an ideal outing that the entire family can enjoy.
Keeping It Green
As you stroll through the outdoor and indoor gardens that make up this spectacular leisure centre, a team of professional scientists, guides, botanists and horticulturalists are working behind the scenes to make your visit as entertaining and informative as possible. Offering a wide range of activities and seasonal exhibitions throughout the entire year, the Montreal Botanical Garden is Montreal at its very best!
Founded in 1931 by Brother Marie-Victorin with the help of the renowned botanist and horticulturalist Henry Teuscher – a man who went on to become the Garden's first superintendent and chief horticulturalist in 1936 – the Montreal Botanical Garden has undergone several development phases. Constructed during the course of the late 1920s and 1930s, Mayor Camilien Houde put thousands of unemployed Montrealers to work building the Botanical Garden. Although the 10 main exhibition greenhouses which cover a total of 4,000 square metres and include such themes as the Tropical Rainforest and the Garden of Weedlessness were not opened until 1958, the Montreal Botanical Garden went on to become one of the most visited attractions in the city.
Packages: Ask about the various all-access packages that include visits to the Insectarium, the Olympic Tower and the Biodome.
Special Rates: Group rates available for groups of 15 and more.