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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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Wonderful little garden walk

Went mid-September and, while there were a few plants suffering from the change in season, it was a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TorontoNd25
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Toronto
A real treasure

We only had an hour at the end of the day to view this garden but found it delightful. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Weeme_11
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Burlington, Canada
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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 5 days ago

Went mid-September and, while there were a few plants suffering from the change in season, it was a beautiful walk. Spent about 1-2 hours there.

Thank TorontoNd25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had an hour at the end of the day to view this garden but found it delightful. It is divided into various smaller gardens, each with a theme of its own. A real visual feast. The ducks put on a show for us,...More

Thank Weeme_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens and walking trails. We went through a small garden area and thought we were done other than the trails. After spending a lot of time on the trails we stumbled across the rest of the garden which was spectacular. Better signage might have...More

Thank S279OKmichaelw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We try to visit all botanical gardens we get close to and this is a great one. Beautiful central garden with walking paths on the outside. Well maintained displays and a very large variety of plants to satisfy plant lovers curiosity. Had a nice meal...More

Thank keith p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MUN Botanical Garden is a lovely place to walk and enjoy nature on many levels. Be sure to plan for a few hours to enjoy the flowers and the care that they put into the gardens. They also have great programs for children during the...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 28 July 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 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
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Nicholle L
22 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
15 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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