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

various flowers from 1st annual mystery garden tour

A partnership has been cultivated among MUN Botanical Garden, the Friends of the Garden, Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Newfoundland Horticultural Society to host this year's tour.

Unlock the mystery of some of the private gardens of the St. John's metropolitan area! We have 12 wonderful gardens confirmed, but their whereabouts will remain a secret... until you purchase a garden tour passport.  The mystery that remains is the secret's of each garden which will be revealed Saturday, July 5 and Sunday July 6.

With a tour passport, you will receive a map of garden locations and can take a self-guided tour through these beautiful gardens. From rare and exotic, to quaint cottage-style, this wide diversity of gardens is sure to amaze and inspire all garden enthusiasts.  The 'bonus' 13th garden is the MUN Botanical Garden - lots of new gardens to see.  Admission is free with the passport during the Mystery Garden Tour.

This year's 2nd Annual Mystery Garden Tour will be held
Saturday & Sunday, July 5 & 6, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
(Rain or shine; no pets please)


Mystery Garden Tour passports are on sale now!

Passports are limited to 500, so do not delay!  

Tour passports are $25 per person (HST included). 

Passports are available for sale at the following locations:

MUN Botanical Garden
306 Mount Scio Road, St. John’s
Telephone: 864-8590 Email: bgprograms@mun.ca
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bickerstaff Nurseries and Gardens
131 Witch Hazel Road, Portugal Cove
Telephone: 895-3701
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ; Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

C.D.’s Trees
406 Marine Drive, Logy Bay
Telephone: 682-1853     Email: info@cdstrees.com
Open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ; Sunday, 12 - 5 p.m.

Holland Nurseries
401 Torbay Road, St. John’s
Telephone: 726-1283
Open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hickey's Greenhouses & Nursery Ltd.
689 CBS Highway, Kelligrews, NL
Telephone: 834-5525
Open Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lester's Farm Chalet
92 Pearl Town Road, St. John's
Telephone: 368-2458
Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ; Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lester's Farm Market
173 Brookfield Road, Mount Pearl
Telephone: 747-3276
Open daily, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Murray’s Garden Centre
1525 Portugal Cove Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philips
Telephone: 895-2800 Email: murrays@nl.rogers.com
Open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

O'Neill's Gardenland
276 Conception Bay Highway, Spaniard's Bay
Telephone: 786-9533
Open Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. ; Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pat’s Plants and Gardens
787 Southern Shore Highway, Bay Bulls
Telephone: 334-2987
Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shadybrook Farms
59 Heavy Tree Road, St. John's
Telephone: 368-2458
Open Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (6 p.m. if rainy) ; Sunday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.



Thank you to our sponsors to date!

City of Mount Pearl  (Roots)

zedIT Solutions  (Trunk)

Scotiabank, Elizabeth Avenue Branch (Branches)

Special thanks to Destination St. John’s, Municipalities NL, and Tidy Towns for their support!

 

Interested in Sponsoring the Mystery Garden Tour?

Contact Liz Klose at 864-3326 or email lklose@mun.ca

 

Sponsorship Levels

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


Fundraising Partners 

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 the 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.

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.horticultural society


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.

 



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 or email srbishop@live.ca


 

Check out some of the lovely sights from 2013!

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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