The Botanical Garden of Montreal, located next to the Olympic Stadium, is the largest botanical garden in Montreal with 75 hectares of beautiful grass, flowers, trees and lakes.
The Botanical Garden is known for its different thematic gardens. The Chinese Garden is a beautiful sight with traditional designs from the Ming Dynasty with a waterfall, a lake, and bridges. Every year, it holds a lantern festival during Autumn. The Japanese Garden is a peaceful garden with a large koi fishes pond and a pavilion with traditional tea ceremony and bonsai exhibition. The First Nations Garden, in honor to the indigenous population of Canada, has totems poles and collections of traditional artwork. The Alpines Garden shows a large variety of vegetation from the mountains.
Inside the Botanical Garden, there are also Rose Gardens, Aquatic Garden, Shade Garden and Flowery Brook and Lilacs, a huge Arboretum as well as a beautiful and diverse Greenhouse.
The Insectarium of Montreal contains the largest collection of insects in North America. Live or dead butterflies, bees, ants, spiders and much more can be seen. Insects candies and snacks are also featured.
By subway, a short walk from Pie-IX Station on the Green line.