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May 16

Montreal Botanical Garden

Montreal Botanical Garden:




The Montréal Botanical Garden, one of the city’s jewels, is recognized as one of the world’s greatest botanical gardens. It offers a colourful program of events, exhibitions and activities all year long.

With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion, and more than 20 thematic gardens spread out over 75 hectares, it’s also a perfect place to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty.

Located just minutes from downtown Montréal, right near the Biodôme and Olympic Park, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the globe.

Associated with the Montréal Botanical Garden, the Insectarium welcomes you to discover the world of insects.


Butterflies Go Free

A Caterpillar’s Life

Beneath their parents’ colorful wings, butterfly and moth caterpillars are eager to show you that they, too, can be amazing.

Do you remember hunting for caterpillars among the leaves, as a child? Now you can look for some astonishingly diverse caterpillars amidst the tropical plants in the greenhouse. Green, yellow or blue, striped or spotted, covered in wax, hair or spines, caterpillars use all sorts of clever tricks to defend themselves – and impress and surprise you!

Learn about this little-known phase in butterflies’ lives, and share the pleasures of “childhood” with the caterpillars at Butterflies Go Free.


My family and I marveled at the friendliness and comfort the butterflies displayed as they landed ever so gently on our hands. The colorful beauties were a sight to behold and the highlight of the Gardens. This is a wonderful place to expose children to flora and fauna. 









514 872-1400
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal  Quebec  H1X 2B2


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