Montreal Botanical Garden Is one of the largest of its kind in the world, which is often overlooked by locals. Arguably the most beautiful location in the city, the Montreal Botanical garden’s ten indoor greenhouses are open year-round.
A remarkably diverse array of plants are on display in its many outdoor themed gardens and greenhouses. Since 70% of these plants are grown outdoors and are therefore adapted to winter in Quebec, they represent the horticultural heritage of southern Quebec. The Botanical Garden’s large collection reflects the passion the Western world has had for horticulture since the 19th century, a movement that resulted in the introduction of a wide variety of ornamental, medicinal and economic plants from around the world to Quebec and the rest of Canada. The Montreal Botanical Garden also has a collection of ancient, rare and threatened plants for preservation and research purposes. In addition, it produces new hybrids, such as Montreal echinacea, Montreal’s floral emblem created in honor of the city’s 375th anniversary in 2017.