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Workshops and Drop-In Programs

MUN Botanical Garden
2016 Workshops & Drop-In Programs

MUN Botanical Garden offers a variety of workshops and drop-in programs.


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.

2016 Winter Workshops

MUN Botanical Garden is offering two sets of free educational workshops this winter at off-site locations on the Memorial St. John's campus. They will cover topics such as backyard composting and vermicomposting, gardening for pollinators, container gardening, and more. These sessions are open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public, and no registration is required.

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. They will take place on the third Thursday of the month, January-April. Click here for more information on topics.

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. Click here for more information on topics and dates.

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

2015 Summer & Fall Workshops *2016 workshops TBA

Wine and WalkWine & Walk

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 5:30 - 7:30pm
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 closed

Growing Air Plants

Tuesday, October 13, 7 - 8:30pm
Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist, will introduce you to the fascinating world of Tillandsia: plants that grow without soil! In this workshop you will make and go home with your own Tillandsia display.
Fee: $35 public / $30 FOG; registration required
Maximum: 20 participants

Registration closed

Orchids 101

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7-8:30 pm
Orchids are very popular houseplants, but they do require special care. In this introductory course, instructor Todd Boland will explain all you need to know about growing orchids as houseplants. Topics will include: light levels, temperatures, water needs, fertilizing, potting media and repotting, along with the different types of orchids suitable to grow as houseplants. This workshop will take place indoors.
Fee: $35 public / $30 FOG; registration required
Maximum: 20 participants

Registration closed
Please check back soon as more programs are being added!  

Ongoing 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:
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
Sunday Morning Bird Walks
Take a guided walk on the Gardens' nature trails with a Friend of the Garden volunteer and learn about Newfoundland birds. Bird watching sessions start 8 a.m. on every other Sunday morning, May - September. During October, the start time is 9 a.m.
Please meet in the parking lot across the road from the main gate. The group leaves promptly on time, so please be there a few minutes early. Binoculars are helpful and comfortable footwear is essential. Walks usually last 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Newcomers are welcome.
This program is offered by volunteers. Please check if the program is going ahead by calling the Garden the day before the program at 864-8590 (between 10 a.m. - 5p.m. or 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. & Oct.). There is no fee to go on this guided walk.
Registration not required


Past Spring Workshops

To view some of our past workshops held in spring the please follow this link:

Spring Workshops 2015