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MUNBG 2015 Spring Workshops


Friends of the Garden members have early access to registration for workshops in mid-April and receive discounts on workshops and programs.  Please click here for more information on the Friends of the Garden.

Payment Procedure

Some workshops are free wtih admission (admission rates here), while workshops with a listed price include admission if it takes place during open hours. At this time we are only able to take payment over the phone or in person. Please follow the directions when submitting the workshop registration form.

Return Policy

Registration fees are final. Returns may be submitted with a doctor's note, minus a $10 processing fee per transaction.

 Past Spring 2015 Workshops:

International Compost Awareness Week Lunchtime Lectures
Come to MUN Botanical Garden and celebrate composting! International Compost Awareness Week is offered in partnership with MMSB.
Lunchtime lectures are offered weekdays, noon – 1 p.m.
Drop-in program; Registration not required.
• Monday, May 4 – The ABC’s of Composting, Instructor: Christine Byers, Environmental Educator
• Tuesday, May 5 - Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed, Instructor: Carl White, Head Gardener
• Wednesday, May 6 – Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds, Instructor: Tim Walsh, Nursery Manager
• Thursday, May 7 – Vermicomposting, Instructor: Anne Madden, Education Coordinator
• Friday, May 8 – Gardening for Bees and Butterflies, Instructor: Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist 
Registration not required
Alpine Trough Gardening
Date: May 23
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm (3hrs)
Fee: $70 public / $60 FOG; registration required
Pre-registration required.
Instructor: Tim Walsh, Nursery Manager.
Description: The Newfoundland climate is very well suited for alpine plants and many gardeners have constructed some fine rock garden examples with large boulders on sloped terrains. But not all alpines need the hard work and space needed to grow these remarkable plants. In this three hour class, Tim will help you construct an alpine trough, plus teach you the correct soil, site and plant selection to adorn your creation. These “mini-rock gardens” make perfect garden features and come out large on the smallest deck or the grandest patio.
Format: Hands-on (everyone will create and take home an alpine trough).
All materials (except gloves) will be provided. Plant material will be for sale for those who wish to add plants to their trough. Pre-registration is required. Maximum enrolment: 10 people. For information to register, please call 864-8590.
Registration has now passed as the workshop has taken place.
If you might be interested in participating in another Alpine Trough workshop please add your name to our waitlist here.
Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed
Dates: May 30, 10am - 12 noon
Fee: $35 public / $30 FOG; registration required
Get your garden ready for spring, even if there is still snow on your flower beds. Carl will briefly discuss several fundamentals of preparing your flower beds for spring planting, including soil amendments, dividing perennials, transplanting, mulching, etc. This walk and talk will take place in the flower gardens, so be prepared to go outside, rain or shine. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Format: Outdoor walk and talk with demonstrations.
Registration has now passed as the workshop has taken place.
Tool Tuesdays
Dates: May 19 + June 16, 2-3 pm
Fee: General admission / Free for FOG members + MUN students
Drop-in program; Registration not required.
Instructors: MUN Botanical Garden Horticulture Staff
Description: Learn how to select and use your basic garden tools more effectively, including maintenance, cleaning and sharpening. This program will be held the third Tuesday of each month, May and June.
Registration not required
Growing Air Plants
Dates: June 2, 7 - 8:30pm
Fee: $35 public / $30 FOG; registration required
Maximum: 20 participants
Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist, will introduce you to the fascinating world of Tilandsia: plants that grow without soil! You will make your own display for a tilandsia that you will go home with.
Registration has now passed as the workshop has taken place.
Everything’s Coming Up Rhodies!
Fourth Annual Rhododendron Festival at the Garden
Dates: June 13 – 14
MUN Botanical Garden has over 200 varieties of rhododendrons. Join us for special exhibits, talks and walks, workshops and information, all about rhododendrons. Workshops and walks presented by Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist

Workshop: Saturday, June 13 – Care and Cultivation of Rhododendrons. Learn all about rhodie care. All participants will go home with a one-of-a-kind rhododendron/azalea hybrid created here at the Botanical Garden.
Format: PowerPoint and walk
Time: 10am - 12noon
Fee: $45 public / $40 FOG; registration required
Maximum: 20 participants

 Registration has now passed as the workshop has taken place.
Everything’s Coming Up Rhodies!

Walk & Talk: Saturday, June 13 – Join Todd for a walk and talk showcasing the rhododendrons in our gardens.
Time: 2:30 - 4 pm
Fee: General admission / Free for FOG + MUN students
Drop-in program. Registration is not required

 Registration not required
Everything’s Coming Up Rhodies!

Walk & Talk #2: Sunday, June 14 – Native Ericaceous Plants
Learn all about these rhodie cousins, including blueberry, partridgeberry and other Newfoundland favorites.
Time: 2 - 3 pm
Format: Garden walk (outdoor program)
Fee: General admission / Free for FOG + MUN students
Drop-in program. Pre-registration is not required

 Registration not required
Wine and Walk
June 18, 6 - 8pm
Come for a relaxing stroll in the Garden after hours. A guided tour will be provided, as well as one glass of wine, and some finger foods. More drinks will be available for purchase.
Fee: $30 public / $25 FOG; registration required
Maximum: 20 participants
Registration has now passed as the workshop has taken place.
Through the Garden Gate
June 19, 10am-4pm

An open house day in celebration of Canada's Garden Day. Join us for tours, as the expert, and drop in family programs. Fee: Free Admission
10:00am - Ask the Garden Expert
10:30am - Beyond your Backyard; Drop-in Family Program and sensory garden walk
11:00am - Guided Garden Tour
12:00pm - Ask the Expert
1:00pm - Guided Garden Tour
2:00pm - Ask the Expert
2:30pm - Beyond your Backyard; Drop-in Family Program and sensory garden walk
3:00pm - Guided Garden Tour
Registration not required
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