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Mystery Garden Tour 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to "look over the fence" and find inspiration from the privately owned gardens in your own neighbourhood.  10 private gardens, plus MUN Botanical Garden will be available to visit July 23rd and 24th at the 4th Mystery Garden Tour 2016.

If you are looking for that unique gift for the extra special garden enthusiast in your life, or you just want to treat yourself, why not pick up your 2016 Mystery Garden Tour Passport for just $25.00 (HST included). Passport availability and sales locations to be announced! 

Below are a few sights from prior tours!

various flowers from 1st annual mystery garden tour

With a tour Passport, you receive a map that allows you to unlock the mystery of the garden locations for the designated dates, and to learn some of the secrets of each gardens’ success. From rare and exotic, to quaint cottage-style, and country estates, this wide diversity of gardens is sure to amaze and inspire all garden enthusiasts. The 'bonus' 11th garden is the MUN Botanical Garden with free admission for those submitting Passports during the Mystery Garden Tour weekend.


3nd Annual Mystery Garden Tour 
"Through the Garden Gate" Prizes

Each Passport also includes an entry form to be completed and left with the Passport sales location for a chance to participate in the Through the Garden Gate draw!

The draw includes the following prizes generously donated by our event supporters. Our 2015 Prize Winners are also listed below!

1st - Pickup load of bark Mulch, Mitchell's Farm 841 Thorburn Rd - Mike (ticket # 322)
2nd - $50 Gift Certificate Lee Valley Tools - Diane (ticket # 139)
3rd - $50 Gift Certificate Lee Valley Tools - Francois (ticket # 123)
4th - One Year Family Membership Friends of the Garden - Betty (ticket # 294)
5th - One Year Family Membership NL Horticultural Society - Donna (ticket # 321)
6th - One Year Subscription GARDEN MAKING Magazine - Candace (ticket # 351)

Congratulations to all the winners of the "Through the Garden Gate" prizes and a huge thank you to our prize donors.


Sponsorship Opportunity 

In it's 3rd year, the Mystery Garden Tour continued to flourish - gaining interest from seasonsed gardners and novice visitors alike! But all growth comes with a cost and the Mystery Garden Tour is thankful for the support from our outstanding 2015 sponsors. 

City of Mount Pearl 
(Roots)

ZedIT Solutions 
(Roots)

Scotiabank, Elizabeth Avenue Branch
(Trunk)

LandscapeNL
(Trunk)

City of St. John's
(Branches)

 Special thanks to Destination St. John's, Municipalities NLDownHome Magazine and Tidy Towns for their continued support of the Mystery Garden Tour!

Interested in Sponsoring the Mystery Garden Tour?

Contact Madonna Bishop, Acting Garden Director at 864-3326 or email mysterygardentour@gmail.com

Sponsorship Levels
Tree: $1,500 – $2,500
Roots: $1,000 – $1,499
Trunk: $500 - $999
Branches: $250 - $499
Leaves: $100 – $249


Fundraising Partners 

A partnership has been cultivated among MUN Botanical Garden, the Friends of MUNBG (FOG), and the Newfoundland Horticultural Society (NHS) to plan and manage this year's tour.

All proceeds to help advance the projects championed by the supporting partners:

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 MUN Botanical Garden Garden (FOG), a not-for-profit charity, is a Friends of the gardenmembership-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, 315 Mt Scio Road.

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

 

 

 Check out some of the lovely sights from previous tours...

Gean's Garden

Gean's Garden

Jean & John's Garden

Jean & John's Garden

Betty's Garden

Betty's Garden

Mary's GardenMary's Garden

Pat & Toby's Garden

Pat & Toby's Garden

Todd's Garden

Todd's Garden

Charlotte & Stephan's Garden

Charlotte & Stephan's Garden

Debbie's Garden

Debbie's Garden

Pam & Todd's Garden

Pam & Todd's Garden

Robert's Garden

Robert's Garden

Nancy & Dale's Garden

Nancy & Dale's Garden

Bodil's Garden

Bodil's Garden

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