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2016 Workshops & Drop-In Programs

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2016 Fall Workshops:

Wednesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Wine & WalkWine and Walk #4
Instructor: Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden Research Horticulturist

Come for a relaxing stroll in the Botanical Garden after hours. A guided tour will be provided, as well as one glass of wine, and some finger foods. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. This program will take place outside.

Registration

Fee: $40

Thursday, September 22, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Botanical Boot Camp

Botanical Boot Camp

In celebration of Science Literacy Week 2016, MUN Botanical Garden is offering a Botanical Boot Camp, an activity-based introduction to Newfoundland gardening, plants and ecology. This educator workshop is suitable for teachers, early childhood educators, youth group leaders, and volunteers.

Registration

Free

Tuesday, September 27, 7 - 8:30 pm

Air Plants WorkshopGrowing Air Plants
Instructor: Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden Research Horticulturist

Todd will introduce you to the fascinating world of Tilandsia; plants that grow without soil! In this workshop, you will make and take home your own Tilandsia display.

Registration

Fee:
$40 Public
$30 FOG

Wednesday, October 12, 7 - 8:30 pm

Orchids 101Orchids 101
Instructor: Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden Research Horticulturist

Join Todd Boland for a workshop on how to grow and care for orchids, including a demonstration on how to transplant them.

Registration

Fee:
$35 Public
$30 FOG

  Please check back soon as more programs are being added!  

*Regarding Waitlists: Please keep in mind that very few spaces open up, if at all. We will also collect names of interested persons for future workshops of the same type. You will be contacted only if a space opens up, or a new workshop is scheduled.


Ongoing 2016 Workshops:

CompostingCity 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 optional;
contact the City of St. John's:
CurbItStJohns.ca
Walking tourAn Afternoon in the Garden

Every Wednesday, 2 – 3 pm, May - September 
Fee: General admission; free for MUN students and Friends of the Garden.
Drop-in program; registration not required.
Registration not required
Bird WalksSunday Morning Bird Walks

Take a guided walk on the Gardens' nature trails with a Friend of the Garden volunteer and learn about Newfoundland birds.
Registration not required


Workshop Registration:

Where noted, pre-registration is required for some programs.

Payment Procedure:
Some workshops are free with admission, 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:
All registrations are considered final. Returns may be submitted with a doctor's note, minus a $20 administration fee per transaction.

Check out our facebook page to keep up-to-date on our workshops and events!

2016 Winter Workshops

In the winter of 2016 we offered two series of offsite drop-in workshops.  We hope to do so again in the winter of 2017, and will be looking for suitable free locations with ample free parking.  If you have a site to suggest please contact us at bgprograms@mun.ca

For more information on the past workshops offered please follow the links below.

From Garden to Campus
A series of workshops will take place at The Landing, Room 3018 of the University Centre, Memorial St. John's campus on the third Thursday of the month, January-April.

MUN Botanical Garden Presents
A set of informative workshops taking place at the Hampton Hall Lecture Theatre at the Marine Institute (155 Ridge Road). There will be one presentation per month from January-April.

 

Past 2016 2016 Spring & Summer Workshops:

Saturday, May 28,
2 – 4 pm

Rock GardeningSpring Gardening Workshop #1
Rock Gardening 101

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUNBG Research Horticulturist

-Completed-

Fee:
$40 public
$30 FOG
Friday, June 3,
9 am – noon

Alpine TroughSpring Gardening Workshop #2
Alpine Trough Making

Instructor: Tim Walsh, MUNBG Nursery Manager

Registration

This workshop has 1 space
left as of June 1, 2016.
If it is no longer taking
submissions you can add
your name to our waitlist
for future sessions
here: WAITLIST*.
Fee:
$70 public
$60 FOG

Saturday, June 4,
9 am – noon

Alpine TroughSpring Gardening Workshop #3
Alpine Trough Making

Instructor: Tim Walsh, MUNBG Nursery Manager

Workshop is FULL*.
You can add your
name to our waitlist
for future sessions
here: WAITLIST
Fee:
$70 public
$60 FOG

Thursday, June 9,
6:30 - 8:30pm

ContainersSpring Gardening Workshop #4
Contain Yourself! The Art of Growing in Containers

Instructor: Tim Walsh, MUNBG Nursery Manager

Registration

Fee:
$25 public
$20 FOG
Saturday, June 11,
2 - 4 pm

Native PlantsSpring Gardening Workshop #5
Gardening with Native Plants

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUNBG Research Horticulturist

Registration

Fee:
$35 public
$30 FOG

Wednesday, June 15,
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Wine & WalkWine and Walk #1

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden Research Horticulturist

Registration

Fee: $40

Saturday, June 18,
10 am – noon

Rhodie WorkshopSpring Gardening Workshop #6
Care and Cultivation of Rhododendrons

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden Research Horticulturist

Registration

Fee:
$55 public
$50 FOG

Wednesday, July 13,
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wine & WalkWine and Walk #2

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden Research Horticulturist

Registration
Fee: $40

Wednesday, August 17,
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wine & WalkWine and Walk #3

Instructor: Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden Research Horticulturist

Registration
Fee: $40

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