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Since 1975, Les Amis du Jardin botanique de Montréal (the Friends of the Montreal Botanical Garden) have been supporting the cultural, educational and scientific mission of the Montréal Botanical Garden.


The Friends of the Garden offer a variety of educational activities related to botany and horticulture, designed for the general public.

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The objectives of the Friends of the Montréal Botanical Garden


  • To promote scientific education in the natural sciences;
  • To present the various collections of the Montreal Botanical Garden to the public;
  • To highlight the value of native and non-native plants in order to promote nature conservation;
  • To contribute to the development of the Montreal Botanical Garden.

Our accomplishments

The Friends of the Garden contribute funds raised through activities and donations to support major projects undertaken by the Montreal Botanical Garden.


Maureen Hayes, directrice générale


Maryse Cassan, agente au service à la clientèle
Arthur Aner, agent au service à la clientèle
Ricardo Herrera, agent au service à la clientèle

Martine Laurin, adjointe administrative



Paul Velez, conseiller aux communications et marketing


Nancy Molano, coordonnatrice aux activités 


Evelyne Boissonneault, hôtesse de la programmation en ligne


Anne-Marie Martineau, technicienne comptable 


Miriane Demers-Lemay, rédactrice en chef de Quatre-Temps et Flore alors!


Conseil d'administration

Jean-François Lavallée, présidence

Elena Scaini, vice-président

Marilyn Bergeron, trésorerie

Josée Perron, secrétaire

Sandrine Thériault, administratrice

Jean Curadeau, administrateur

André Dumont, administrateur

Luc Pelletier, administrateur

Yasmine Gholam, administratrice



Since the Friends of the Garden was founded, its devoted members have helped support activities and projects undertaken by the Montreal Botanical Garden and the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (Plant Biology Research Institute).



Supervolunteers are members who are able to contribute a great deal of time and energy. The tasks entrusted to them require regular presence at the Garden and ongoing training.

  • Volunteer guides
  • Volunteers at the Marie-Victorin Herbarium



Volunteers can also contribute precious assistance to help meet specific, short-term needs: special events, plant sales, organizational mailouts, etc.


Are you interested in getting involved too? Contact us, and we’ll be delighted to tell you how you can help!

Please note that training and mentoring for all volunteer services is offered in French only.


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