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Jardin Botanique & Insectarium
Opened in 1931, Montréal's Botanical Garden is the world's third largest after those in London and Berlin. Approximately 22,000 species of plants grow in 30 outdoor gardens, including the tranquil Japanese Garden, a symphony of stone and water sprinkled with rhododendrons, water lilies and bonsai trees. Other highlights include the First Nations Garden, the Chinese Garden and the Rose Garden, as well as 10 greenhouses that are filled with cacti, banana trees, orchids and other magnificent tropical flowers.