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MUN Botanical Garden

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Lovely garden

Large garden set in a boreal forest along a lake. In addition to a fine collection of plants... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Somos50
Lovely and peaceful

Nice place for a morning walk. Everything was in bloom when we were there. I especially liked all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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MUN Botanical Garden is the province's only botanical garden and consists of 44 hectares of cultivated gardens and nature trails, surrounding beautiful Oxen Pond. The trails and flower gardens are open daily, May - November. The Garden was...more
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306 Mt. Scio Rd. | Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large garden set in a boreal forest along a lake. In addition to a fine collection of plants, there is a lovely walk through woods and a nice little cafe.

Thank Somos50
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our garden, trails and cafe!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place for a morning walk. Everything was in bloom when we were there. I especially liked all the different coloured rhodendrons. We are not gardeners, but for those that are, we saw lots of ways to make a creative yard.

Thank Kinles
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed July 11, 2018

A must see place as far as we were concerned. So well laid out with nice display of the botanical names and the history of various plant origins. As we said a must visit spot.

Thank Chandu K
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

The botanical gardens are small, but the trails around the Oxen Pond are super. One can choose easy level or steep and more challenging trails. The gardens have a small restaurant with limited selection of food, but good quality and service.

Thank Laura G
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thanks, Laura for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your overall visit!

Reviewed July 5, 2018

I came here at the end of June and it was cold and rainy so perhaps that is why there were really no flowers in bloom. As a pleasant walking trail through the woods it is fine and seems to be a popular activity for...More

Thank Deborah B
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Hi Deborah, It is true that the weather has not been favourable and some of our plants are behind schedule. Glad you enjoyed the trails and thank you for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Easy, family friendly walking trails with lots of flowers and other things to see. Lots of birds and cute little gnome homes to find along the way

Thank Alexa C
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Hi Alexa, Glad you enjoyed your visit to our Garden and trails! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed June 24, 2018

I have visited these gardens a few times. It is a beautiful walk with some really interesting ideas. I have not taken part in any of there classes yet but I plan to!

Thank anolan29
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again!

Reviewed May 10, 2018

My husband and I had been planning to visit for several years but kept putting it off. Went in summer of 2017 and was genuinely impressed. There are lovely trails and lovely flowers to see. We enjoyed ourselves very much.

Thank waterlilly608
Ian G, Guest Relations Manager at MUN Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

Thanks for your taking the time to review us. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for something to do while you are in St Johns Newfoundland then a trip to Memorial University of Newfoundland botenical gardens is a great place to go. Visited with family and we loved it. Opens between 10 to 4 but worth...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

Endless hard work by staff, volunteers and sponsors have again put off another enchanting event in the beautiful winter gardens. Lights so creatively designed and walkways clearly signed made this a perfect after dinner walk with friends and family of all ages. Thank you!

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Nicholle L
March 21, 2017|
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Response from MUNBotanicalGarden | Property representative |
Hello Nicholle Thank you for your inquiry. Service animals only are permitted at the MUN Botanical Garden. Conveniently, there are several trails in the immediate area (i.e. right next to our parking lots) where you can... More
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OHtraveler74
January 14, 2015|
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Response from MUNBotanicalGarden | Property representative |
Hello My sincere apologies for not seeing your inquiry until now. We are located at 306 Mount Scio Road, which is off Throburn Road. The nearest bus stop (Metrobus) is on Route 10 at Marie's Mini Mart (heading west), and... More
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