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MUNBG 2015 Workshops and Programs

Please check back soon as more programs are being added!

Spring 2015 Workshops:

City of St. John’s Backyard Compost Program
The City of St. John's, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering subsidized backyard compost bins and information sessions. Registration is required.
Dates are ongoing from Spring - Fall.
Register with the City of St. John's at:
CurbItStJohns.ca
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
An Afternoon in the Garden
Dates: Every Wednesday, 2 – 3 pm (May – November)
Fee: General admission / Free for FOG + MUN students
Drop-in program; Registration not required.
Join our horticulture staff and see what’s in bloom at MUN Botanical Garden every week. This outdoor program will take place in the flower garden area.
Registration not required
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
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 available to the public on
May 1, 2015
Waking Up Your Spring Garden Bed
Dates: May 30, 10am - 12 noon
Fee: $35 public / $30 FOG; registration required
Join Carl White, Head Gardener, to learn everything you need to do to get your garden growing this spring.
Registration available here to the public on
May 1, 2015
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 available here to the public on
May 1, 2015

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 #1: 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 available here to the public on
May 1, 2015

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!

    Workshop #2: Sunday, June 14 – Native Ericaceous Plant Tea & Tour
    Learn all about these rhodie cousins, then join us inside for coffee/tea and scones with ericaceous jams (blueberry & partridgeberry).
    Time: 2 - 4 pm
    Fee:$16 public / $12 FOG; registration required
    Maximum: 20 participants

Registration available here to the public on
May 1, 2015
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: TBD; registration required
Maximum: 20 participants
Registration available here to the public on
May 1, 2015
Beyond the Garden Gate
June 19, 10am-4pm
An open house day in celebration of National Garden Day. Join us for tours, as the expert, and drop in family programs. More information coming soon!
Fee: Free admission
Registration not required

 

Upcoming Summer & Fall Workshops:

An Afternoon in the Garden
Dates: Every Wednesday, 2 – 3 pm (May – November)
Fee: General admission / Free for FOG + MUN students
Drop-in program; Registration not required.
Join our horticulture staff and see what’s in bloom at MUN Botanical Garden every week. This outdoor program will take place in the flower garden area.
Registration not required
Please check back soon as more programs are being added!  

 

 

 




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