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Visiting Montreal Botanical Garden

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Montreal Botanical Garden is a large botanical garden in Montreal, Canada. This botanical garden is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in the world because there are so many plant collections and complete facilities there. The garden comprises 75 hectares or 190 acres. So, no wonder if this botanical garden is so large and has complete facilities. More than 700,000 visitors visit this botanical garden every year.

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Montreal Botanical Garden – The Large Garden with so Many Beautiful Themed Gardens

Montreal Botanical Garden – The Large Garden with so Many Beautiful Themed Gardens

1. The Themed Gardens

1. The Themed Gardens

As mentioned before, the Montreal Botanical Garden is a large botanical garden. This botanical garden features some beautiful themed garden. So, every visitor can choose to visit every themed garden to know the characteristic of every theme garden. For example, you want to see various roses, and then you can visit a rose garden. Montreal Botanica Garden features a Chinese garden, Japanese garden, water garden, shade garden, rose garden, lily garden, First Nations garden, and an arboretum. You can visit every garden to improve your knowledge of plants and flowers.

2. Montreal Botanical Garden's Annual Events

2. Montreal Botanical Garden's Annual Events

Actually, you are not only able to visit various themed parks in Montreal Botanical Garden, various annual events held in this botanical garden. So, you need to know the schedule to see the festival. The most popular annual events in Montreal Botanical gardens are Butterflied Go Free and Gardens of Light. Butterflies Go Free held till April 24. This annual event visited by many visitors because visitors will see 100 butterflies released to fly free. It looks so beautiful. You will see so many butterflies fly around the garden. And about Gardens of Light, it is annual festival begin on September 2nd to October 31st. This annual held in 2 themed parks—Chinese and Japanese garden. Those gardens trimmed by light fixtures. When the night comes, those garden look so beautiful and brighter.

3. Montreal Insectarium

3. Montreal Insectarium

You are not only able to see various plants and flowers in the Montreal Botanical Garden. Actually, this botanical garden has an insectarium—a family-friendly museum filled with live scarabs, scorpions, tarantulas, and various types of arthropods. You can visit this insectarium with your family, especially your kid. You kid will be so enthusiast to see various live scarabs, scorpions, tarantulas and arthropods. Visiting this place will make your kid know more about insects. So, his knowledge will increase after visiting this site.

4. Japanese Pavilion

4. Japanese Pavilion

After exploring the Montreal Botanical Garden, you may feel tired and want to eat snacks. There is a picnic area in the Montreal Botanical Garden where you can buy light snacks. The area is the Japanese pavilion. Here you can buy various snacks to be enjoyed in that area. Don't bring your snacks to other areas because it may make the environment becomes dirty.

Montreal Botanical Garden Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

If you want to visit the Montreal Botanical Garden, you may think about the Montreal Botanical Garden tickets. Actually, the ticket price will be cheaper for Quebec residents. The ticket price also depends on your age. For adults, the ticket price is $20.25. For seniors, the ticket price is $18.5. For students with I.D., the ticket price is $14.75. For youth ages (5-17 years old), the ticket price is $10.25. for kids under 5 years old, the ticket is free. For the family rate (2 adults and two youths), the ticket price is $56.

How To Get Around?

Whenever you want to visit this botanical garden, you may think about how to get around. Actually, every themed garden in Montreal Botanical garden can be reached by walking. So, you don't need to use your car to explore the garden. But if you are interested in visiting other sites near the garden, then you can use your own car to explore other destinations. You will also find a public bus to pick you up to your target destination.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear clothes that make you comfortable. You can choose the cloth based on the season. For example, you visit this garden in the summer. Then, you can wear thin clothes to make you feel comfortable to explore Montreal Botanical Garden. As long as the cloth looks good and comfortable, you can wear it whenever visiting the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Montreal Botanical Garden Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Montreal Botanical Garden is in summer. Yes, summer is the best time to visit a garden because various flowers will bloom in the summer. You can also visit the Montreal Botanical garden when there is an annual festival held. Some annual festival usually held in this Botanical garden are Gardens of Light (September 2 – Oktober 31), Butterflies Go Free (till April 24), The Great Gardening Weekend (May 27 – May 29), The Enchanted Fairy Garden (Late May), Heroes of The Garden (June 20 – August 28), The Arts Put On A Show at the Garden ( June 12 – August 28, and The Courtyard of the Sense ( June 21).


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Will I Need a Guide?

Because of the wide area, you may need a guide to inform you about the direction of every themed garden. But, there will be so many visitors in this garden. You can ask them whenever you need to know about the direction of every themed garden.

How To Get There?

From Pie-IX Metro on the green line, walk to Pie-IX Boulevard past the stadium until you reach the corner of Sherbrooke. You will see the garden gates across the street. If you feel so confused about the direction, you can see the map on the internet.

Additional Info

The schedule and ticket may change without notification. But, you can use the information above as your reference whenever you want to visit the Montreal Botanical Garden. Don't forget to buy Montreal Botanical Garden tickets before entering the garden area.

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