Montreal Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique de Montreal), built in the time of great depression (1929-1930) is today’s 2nd most visited attraction of Quebec and 3rd most visited place of Canada. The Montreal Botanical Garden was included in National Historic Sites of Canada in the year 2008. The total area covered by this beautiful garden is 185-acre. The Montreal Botanical Gardens being home to more than 26,000 species of flora is today, an important spot for botanists and nature lowers. Horticulture and Collections Division is doing a great job in taking care of the Montreal Botanical Garden. The Montreal Botanical Garden is used for research purposes by Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre.
The Montreal Botanical Garden has ten green houses with each carrying a specific theme. Other than greenhouses there are gardens with flora from distinct parts of the world. The visitors get mesmerized by the Reception Garden that leads to Chinese Garden, Japanese’s Garden and Flower Brook. The eye-catching Rose Garden and Alpine Garden attract most visitors. It is famous for the several pant collections which are exhibited in different times of the year. The tropical food green house is also an appealing part of the Montreal Botanical Garden. The endangered species are also cultivated in the garden to preserve their genera.
The exhibited gardens include Shrub Garden, Toxic Plants Garden, Medicinal Plants Garden, Monastery Garden, Quebec Corner, Contemplation Garden, Garden of Innovations, Useful Plants Garden, Peace Garden and Perennials. There is also a restaurant that serves tasty cuisine.
The Montreal Botanical Garden offers different exhibition to its visitors at different times. The flora changes as the season changes. There is always something new to observe. The whole place is admonished with the colourful flowers and there amazing fragrances. The Montreal Botanical Garden offers several events including seed exhibition, an annual butterfly go free event, Chinese lanterns event and many more. The Chinese lantern event is held in October while the butterfly go free event takes place every summer. There are specific activities for kids as well including both educational and complementary ones.
The Google rating for the Montreal Botanical Garden is 4.4 stars. The Botanical Gardens are visited by people throughout the year. People claim there going dozens of times and still look forward towards the next visit. Most of the people visit the gardens on daily basis. There is an entrance fee for the visitors but for entrance for locals the entrance is either free or ticket is provided at a lower cost. The entry fee varies with the season. The garden is opened from 9 am to 7 pm. The closing timings may vary depending on the time of year. Most of the visitors recommend visiting the gardens after summer till winter. The gardens are also used for hosting parties and wedding ceremonies.
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