McGill Herbarium

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.

See What's in Bloom this Week

Be sure to check out this blog run by Tracy Eades, former assistant curator, to see a week-by-week summary of what's in bloom in southern Quebec!


Our Volunteer program is temporarily closed.

Visiting the herbarium

Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to accommodate any requests for loans or visits from individual's outside of the McGill community.