About our Collection
The McGill University Herbarium is the oldest research museum of dried plant specimens in Canada. Subarctic orchids, lilies from Ecuador, and medicinal plants gathered from olden day Montreal are but some of the 140,000 botanical treasures showcased at the collection. McGill staff and students alike have been cataloguing natural history at the herbarium for over a century, preserving vouchers essential to understanding both past and present patterns of plant biodiversity.
Call for Volunteers!
Visit the herbarium
If you would like to learn more about the collection or arrange for a visit, kyle [dot] martins [at] mcgill [dot] ca (send us an email).