The Great Gardening Weekend is an annual event at the Montreal Botanical Garden that celebrates the peak of spring, gardening culture, and the vast array of plants that humans have cultivated over millenia.\nTo promote the event, the Botanical Garden is offering free admission on its opening day!\nTo be clear, access to the event will be free only on Friday, May 24th, but will also include free admission to the entire Botanical Garden!\nThe Great Gardening Weekend will continue through Sunday, May 26th, but attendees will have to purchase tickets.\nALSO READ: Finding An Apartment This Year In Montreal Will Be Harder Than Ever\nTLDR: Access to the Montreal Botanical Garden will be free only on Friday, May 24th as part of the Great Gardening Weekend.\nIf this offer wasn't enticing enough, organizers will also be handing out free tree saplings while supplies last.\nThis is the perfect opportunity to learn more about gardening and stock up on the essentials for a beautiful summer garden.\nView this post on Instagram Voici 1 incontournable du moment au #Jardinbotanique de #Montréal (fin juillet/début août): les floraisons spectaculaires du Jardin des nouveautés. Here are 1 must-do right now at the #Montreal #BotanicalGarden (late July/early August): come admire the spectacular blooms in the Garden of Innovations. -----📸Espace pour la vie (Raymond Jalbert) #Mtl #EspacePourLaVie #AmoureuxDeLaNature #Nature #InstaNature #MèreNature #NatureLover #NatureLovers #NaturePhotography #Nature #InstaNature #MotherNature #Inbloom #Jardin #JArdins #Garden #GArdens #floraison #blooms #MTLMoments #mtl #Montréal #Montreal A post shared by Espace pour la vie (@espacepourlavie) on Jul 31, 2017 at 12:19pm PDT\nAfter the event, take a stroll through the Botantical Garden's permanent exhibits while flowers are in full bloom. The arboretum and famous Chinese Garden are particularly beautiful in the spring months.\n@espacepourlavieembedded via\nThis is the perfect opportunity to plan a spring outing. Considering taking a BIXI bike to the garden to do your shopping at the Great Gardening Weekened. Then take a stroll through the rest of the Botanical Garden and complete your afternoon with a picnic in the adjacent Parc Maisonneuve.\nCheck out the Great Gardening Weekend web page for more information or to purchase tickets for Saturday and Sunday!