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Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

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306 Mt. Scio Rd. | Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7, Canada
+1 709-864-8590
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Visited by way of a tour from a Fred Olsen Cruise. These gardens are excellent and the staff are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lionel T
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The medical training in both undergrad and post degree are great as they train individuals to be... read more

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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 established in 1971 as a center for botanical, horticultural and environmental research and education, and has been developed to display plants native to the province, cultivated plants suitable to the local climate and to provide access to a native habitats through a system of hiking trails. Recognized for advancing and enriching sustainable relationships among people, plants and the environment, the Garden seeks to foster an appreciation of Newfoundland's natural history in the development and future of the university and the province. The Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Road, just minutes from downtown St. John's and north of the main Memorial University of Newfoundland campus. It is located within Pippy Park.
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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 1 week ago

Visited by way of a tour from a Fred Olsen Cruise. These gardens are excellent and the staff are friendly and very informative. We could have spent much more time at this place but we were limited on the tour. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lionel T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The medical training in both undergrad and post degree are great as they train individuals to be able to 'make do' in a remote area. Professors are great. Campus is nice to walk around--in summer.

Thank docCraig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has five nature trails, covering the surface of the garden. The trails have information about the flora native to the province and other cultivated plants suitable to the local climate conditions

1  Thank Antoni957
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have been coming here since I was a kid and it is fun every visit. The gardens are well maintained and the walking paths are easy to navigate. Make sure to buy some duck food at the front desk because the ducks are always...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

What a treat to see this wonderful Botanical Garden of MUN University in St. John's Newfoundland/Labrador.If you want an escape from busy downtown, just go to this botanic garden. Now is the time to see all the flowers ,all the colors and the fresh power...More

Thank Puffinman
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Visited here at 9am only to find out you can't get in until 10am. We decided to wait around and enjoyed "garden" but spent more time than we wanted on the trails as they were a bit confusing to try and short track back to...More

Thank Rideauski
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Our son and his wife are professors here and gave us a guided tour. WOW! It is big! Modern and well laid out and a huge part of the city of St John's. The construction is everywhere as it is growing daily.

Thank TangoForFun
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Superb floral and plant display, even though it has been a very late spring and the weather still is quite cool. Walkways through the forest and around the lake make it hard to believe you are in the middle of St. Johns. Excellent alpine plant...More

Thank johnmX5045SQ
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The MUN gardens are a beautiful place to spend your day. The gardens are nicely set up and filled with some interesting plants. The map provided can be easily read and the signs marking the trails are very informative as well. It's impossible to get...More

Thank sbwpanda
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The Garden Staff & Volunteers are to be congratulated / Kudos on a stunning show of Lights. Wonderful to see so many people with lots of young children. Great organization especially when working with snow n ice. I loved the Caterpillar and wow to the...More

2  Thank Jnanayog
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Nicholle L
21 March 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
14 January 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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