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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, director

Maryse Cassan, customer service agent
Ricardo Herrera, customer service agent

Manon Joly, customer service agent
Martine Laurin, administrative agent


Abbigail Whitcher, communications and marketing adviser



Nancy Molano, activities coordinator


Anne Fleischman, Editor in chief Quatre-Temps


Miriane Demers-Lemay, Editor in chief Flore alors!



Board of directors

Anne-Héloïse Bédard, présidente

Francine Fontaine, trésorière

Guillaume-Pierre Michaud, secrétaire

Jerry Bull

Danielle Desnoyers

Jeane Francoeur

Andrée Hallé



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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