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Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

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Address: 306 Mt. Scio Rd. | Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 709-864-8590
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MUN Botanical Garden is the province's only botanical garden and consists...

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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Had our grandson give us a private tour of all the university

Had our grandson give us a private tour of all the university. ersity. I would think this would only be of interest if you have someone attending the university

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can stay at the University for about half the price of a hotel. However, the "dorm" rooms are small, no TV and "bathrooms down the hall."Also difficult to find, down long passages or only accessible through one door to a large building. I tried the breakfast cafe once - along with many students. Very poor service and rude/ignorant staff,... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had our grandson give us a private tour of all the university. ersity. I would think this would only be of interest if you have someone attending the university

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The MUN Botanical Garden has many relatively easy trails to walk through, which can take about an hour to an hour and a half to walk through most of it. Nothing special about the trails, but they are slightly more accessible to those with some mobility impairments (slopes are generally gentle, and there are benches everywhere). The real treasure is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Pros: Lots of beautiful flowers in bloom in a nicely laid out botanical garden. Nature trails are very neat - many orchids were in bloom along the trail as well as pitcher plants and plenty of Indian Pipe (parasitic flower). The nature trails are in the forest and down by a large pond, and there is a boardwalk that leads... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent a lovely morning walking through many types of gardens. The trails are well-marked and take you to a variety of terrains and experiences. There is a nice view over St. John's at the top of one of the trails.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A beautiful garden to visit in St. John's, NL! We enjoyed the blooming flowers, the colorful butterflies, and the waddling ducks. The trails are well maintained, with lookouts to enjoy a panaromic view of St. John's by the ocean. It was so much fun to guess the answers for riddles put on trees about native animals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was at the gardens the last week of August and the gardens had lots of flowers still in bloom. A great walk along the trails and the butterflies on the golden rod were spectacular. A great place to go for the whole family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Beautiful gardens to enjoy. Nice walking paths. When they were younger my kids really liked the ducks :-) Cute gift shop too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Although not everything was in full bloom by the end of May, there was still many specimens to ooh and ahh at. The walking trails take you to many different types of gardens with something for everyone to enjoy (unless you have allergies, I guess). There's a pond with very tame ducks who will eat out of your hand, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

In the middle of Pippy Park and less than a 10 minute drive from most of St. John's, the garden has beautiful woodland and lakeside walking trails, gardens, and displays, along with very knowledgeable staff, a small gift shop, a learning area, and a nice café. If you're in St. John's and want an hour or two of solitude, bird... More 

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