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2nd Annual Mystery Garden Tour

A partnership was cultivated among the following not-for-profit organizations, the Friends of MUN Botanical Garden Inc (FOG), the Newfoundland Horticultural Society, Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador, and MUN Botanical Garden, to launch:

2nd Annual Mystery Garden Tour
Saturday July 5th and Sunday July 6th, 2014

Unlock the mystery of some of the metro area's most elaborate private gardens! Be amazed and inspired as you tour through 12 of our favorite gardens around the city.

Saturday, July 5th - Sunday, July 6th, 2014, 10 am - 5 pm

(rain or shine; no pets please)


Mystery Garden Tour Tickets: $25 per person (HST incl)

Advance ticket sales only while tickets last! Limited to 500 tickets

Mystery Garden Tour Tickets are available for sale at the following locations:

C.D.’s Trees 406 Marine Dr., Logy Bay 682-1853

Mon. to Sat. 9 am - 5 pm, Sun. 12 - 5 pm


Glendale Gardens 16 Glendale Ave., Mt Pearl 368-5106

Wed. to Fri. 9 am - 8 pm; Sat. to Mon. 9am – 6pm


Holland Nurseries 401 Torbay Rd., St. John’s 726-1283

Mon. to Sat. 9 am - 8 pm, Sun. 11 am - 5 pm


MUN Botanical Garden 306 Mount Scio Rd., St. John’s 864-8590

Daily 10 am - 5 pm

Open early at 9 am on Saturday August 3rd ONLY for Garden Entry Passport pickup and the Saturday Early Bird Breakfast and Brown Bag Lunch (see details below).


Murray’s Garden Centre 1525 Portugal Cove Rd 895-2800

Mon. to Sat. 9am – 8pm; Sun. 10 am - 6 pm


Pat’s Plants and Gardens 787 Main Rd, Bay Bulls 334-2987

Mon. to Fri. 10am to 7pm; Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 5 pm

Unlock the mystery of the garden locations. Present your $25 ticket to receive a Garden Entry Passport that will reveal the gardens on the Mystery Garden Tour. Visit any of the locations above to exchange your ticket for your passport on either Saturday August 3rd or Sunday August 4th

You must present your Mystery Garden Tour ticket as proof of purchase to pick up your passport. Passports cannot be picked up prior to Saturday July 6th, 2014.

Using the map provided in the Garden Entry Passport, you will embark on a self-guided tour to visit beautiful and unique landscapes, gardens and destinations from 10 am – 5 pm Saturday July 5th and Sunday July 6th. Your Garden Entry Passport also gives you free admission to stroll though the Botanical Garden on both days.

What a wonderful way to gather ideas and inspiration from the diversity and uniqueness of these gardens to transform your own yard to a garden paradise!


Calling all Volunteers!!

Are you interested in volunteering at one of the Mystery Gardens? We are recruiting volunteers to greet visitors and stamp passports. Sign up with a friend and have a fun afternoon in a beautiful environment!

Interested volunteers can contact Susan Bishop at 754-2628


Saturday Early Bird Breakfast and Brown Bag Lunch (more details coming soon!)

The Garden Café at the Botanical Garden is presenting two special offers for the Mystery Garden Tour. The Botanical Garden will open early at 9 am on Saturday July 6th only, for this special offer and for Garden Entry Passport pickup.

Saturday Early Bird Breakfast: Continental Breakfast $12.00

Reservations required: Call Karen Power at the Garden Café 753-0173. Payment: at time of service

Saturday Brown Bag Lunch: menu coming soon!

For pick up, eat in or take to the Botanical Garden for a picnic lunch. Preorder and prepaid only: Call Karen Power at the Garden Café 753-0173.


Thank you to our Sponsors to date!

City of Mount Pearl (Roots)

zedIT Solutions (Trunk)

Liz Klose (Leaves) and special thanks to Destination St. John’s for their support!


Interested in Sponsoring the Mystery Garden Tour and Garden Gala?

Contact Liz Klose, 864-3326 or email

Sponsorship Levels

Tree: $1,500 – $2,500

Roots: $1,000 – $1,499

Trunk: $500 - $999

Branches: $250 - $499

Leaves: $99 – $249


Fundraising Partners

Net proceeds from these events will be used for projects championed by the organizing partners: MUN Botanical Garden, Friends of MUN Botanical Garden Inc (FOG), Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador and the Newfoundland Horticultural Society.

Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is a resource centre for basic and applied botanical research and education with a particular interest in the flora of Newfoundland and Labrador. It seeks to foster an appreciation of natural history in the development and future of the university and the province.

Friends of the Garden (FOG), a not-for-profit charity, is a membership-based organization providing a continuous, experienced-based learning for individuals from all walks of life with an interest in the botanical, horticultural and eco-system aspects of their natural environment. It helps preserve, interpret and manage the natural reserve areas of the Garden and through its activities furthers community awareness of, involvement in, and respect for, the natural environment as represented by the Garden. FOG’s share of net proceeds from these events will be directed to its ongoing campaign to raise funds required to restore and repurpose the registered heritage structure known as the Squires Carriage House, 305 Mt Scio Rd.

Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador (LNL) is a not for profit association for the landscape and horticulture industry in the province, committed to finding long-term environmentally conscious solutions for our urban and rural landscapes and for our industry. Our vision is to foster an industry that promotes inclusion and professionalism at all levels, and achieves the highest standards of excellence in delivery of services and products across all sectors of the landscape, horticulture and environmental industries.

The Newfoundland Horticultural Society has been encouraging anyone with an interest in growing plants since the mid 1800's. The Society aims to promote gardening in the community and to increase the knowledge of our members in a wide range of activities.

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