Montreal Named Canadian Garden Destination 2013

Montreal Named Canadian Garden Destination 2013

The Canadian Garden Tourism Council bestowed the honour of Garden Destination for 2013 to the city of Montreal for excelling in the development and promotion of the garden tourism experience as a tourist attraction. If you haven’t experienced some of Montreal’s many grand and small urban gardens, here are two of our favourite places to enjoy fresh air and natural beauty.

1. Montreal Botanical Garden

The Montréal Botanical Garden has received the 2013 Award as one of the Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Travelling Forat a ceremony held in Toronto. The quality of the garden and their events program, including the return of the International Mosaïculture event after a 10-year absence, helped win them this year’s distinction. The Gardens boast 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, Tree House, and a few dozen thematic gardens on a 75 hectare property.

The International Mosaiculture of Montreal features works created by horticulturist-artists from 25 countries displayed at the Botanical Garden from June 22 to September 29, 2013.

Admission: $5.50 to $18.75

4101 Sherbrooke Street, Montreal, Quebec, H1X 2B2

2. Château Ramezay Gardens

Situated in the heart of Old Montreal, this peaceful oasis was once part of a sprawling 18th century private home belonging to the city’s governor. The garden was recreated in 2000 on a smaller parcel of the original land, featuring species closely related to those grown in Governor Claude Ramezay’s day. In formal French style, the garden is divided into a kitchen garden, an orchard, a pleasure garden and a herbs and medicinal plant garden.

Admission: Donations accepted

280 Notre Dame Street East, Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1C5, 514-861-3708