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Mystery Garden Tour


Supported by event sponsors, and an enthusiastic group of volunteers, the 2018 event will once again offer an exceptional opportunity to see a variety of private gardens located in St. John's, Mt. Pearl and neighbouring communities. From rare and exotic, to quaint cottage-style gardens, and yards that include urban farming efforts, this wide diversity of gardens is sure to amaze and inspire all garden fanatics. Don't miss this opportunity to 'look over the fence' and find inspiration from these privately owned gardens! Garden entry Passports make unique gifts for those extra special garden enthusiasts in your life and a great treat for yourself!

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


Sign up here to receive email notification about the availability of Gift Certificates and/or Passports for the 6th Annual Mystery Garden Tour


Event Dates:

Saturday July 14th and Sunday July 15th, 2018

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 "2018 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.

2018 Prizes are yet to be announced, stay tuned!

5th Annual Mystery Garden Tour
"Through the Garden Gate" 2017 Prize Winners

1st - Lee Valley $50 Gift Certificate - Bonnie Lundrigan
2nd - Lee Valley $50 Gift Certificate - Janny VanHonwelingen
3rd - 4 Bags of Bark Mulch, Mitchell's Farm - Natalie Battcock
4th - 2 Bags of Garden Leaf Mould Compost, MUNBG - Barbara Burnaby
5th - 1 year subscription to Garden Making Magazine - Susan Sherk

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's "Through the Garden Gate" prizes and a huge "Thank You" to our 2017 prize donors.