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Mystery Garden Tour



Sponsored by ZED IT, Scotiabank, City of Mt. Pearl and City of St. John's, and supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteers, the 2017 event offers an exceptional opportunity to see a variety of private gardens located in St. John's, Mt. Pearl, Paradise, Conception Bay South, Portugal  Cove - St. Philips and Logy Bay. From rare and exotic, to quaint cottage-style and country estates, this wide diversity of garderns is sure to amaze and inspire all garden fanatics.

Don't miss your opportunity to 'look over the fence' and find inspiration from these privately owned gardens!

Garden Passports make unique gifts for those extra special garden enthusiasts in your life and a great treat for yourself!


Mystery Garden Tour is celebrating 5 successful years with hundreds enjoying our self-guided garden tour fundraiser!


Purchase Your Passport Certificate Online Today!

An email confirming when your Passport is ready for pickup at MUN Botanical Garden will follow in June.

You can also opt for your 2017 Passport to be mailed to you for an additional $2 handling fee.


Event Dates:

Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th, 2017

What is a Passport? 

A Passport is your ticket to all 10 secret garden locations! It is not released until closer to the event weekend.

What is included in the Passport?

Inside your Passport you'll find:

  • Maps: Specific street addresses and general location information for each stop on the Tour
  • Garden Descriptions: Highlights of some of each garden's successes and secrets
  • Bonus Garden: One free "2017 Adult Entry Pass" to MUN Botanical Garden
  • Contest Entry: A tear-off section to enter "Through the Garden Gate" draw for a selection of gardening related prizes


Prizes are generously donated by event supporters.

2017 Prizes are yet to be announced, stay tuned!

4th Annual Mystery Garden Tour
"Through the Garden Gate" 2016 Prize Winners

1st - Norma Hynes; Gift Basket, Home on Water - $50.00
2nd - Ruth Davidge; Gift Certificate, Lee Valley Tools - $50.00
3rd - John P. Barry; Gift Certificate, Lee Valley Tools - $50.00
4th - Diane Hill; 1 Yr Family Membership, Friends of the Garden - $45.00
5th - Judy Kelland; 4 Bags of Wood Mulch, Mitchell's Farm - $25.00
6th - Cathy Campbell; 1 Yr Family Membership, NL Horticultural Society - $20.00
7th - Mary Purchase; 1 Yr Subscription, Garden Making Magazine - $19.96

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's "Through the Garden Gate" prizes and a huge "Thank You" to our 2016 prize donors.