Discover a Green Oasis

Visit the “secret” garden of the Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph’s monastery in the heart of the city. This true oasis of peace and nature is tucked behind an imposing stone wall. Discover the garden’s history, from its beginnings as agricultural land in 1861 to the leisure garden that it is today. During the tour, you will also learn about the history of the Hôtel-Dieu heritage buildings.


Date: August 27 at 10am and September 24 at 1.30 pm

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Musée des Hospitalières

Langage: English

Type of activity: Guided tour

Accessibility: this tour is not accessible to people with mobility issues

Fee: 15$ per person and free for youth under 16

Mandatory reservations and payments must be made by calling 514 849-2919. For questions or information please write to

Please note that your registration is non-refundable. If the museum cancels the tour due to bad weather conditions, we will let you know via email before the activity and the visit will be rescheduled or you will have the option to be reimbursed.


Groups of 8 people or more can reserve a garden tour during the week or the weekend during the summer season (until September) at the date of their choosing, within calendar availabilities.

Fee: 10$/person

*The fee includes 1 or 2 free admissions for organizers, depending on the group’s size.

Garden tours can be combined with a visit of the exhibits.

Please note that is not possible to picnic in the garden after your visit.