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National Gardens Day
June 13, 2014

The fifth annual National Public Gardens Day, scheduled for June 13, 2014, is a national day of celebration that invites communities to explore the beauty of their local green spaces while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education and environmental preservation. Annually scheduled on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day weekend, everyone is invited to visit public gardens in their local community for special events and activities.

At MUN Botanical Garden, admission to the garden and its special Gardens Day programs will be free on June 13, 2014.

National Public Gardens Day Program at MUN Botanical Garden:

Family Nature Program: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
DucklingsDiscover our garden with nature exploration, storytelling, and songs. An excellent opportunity for parents (or care-givers) and children to have fun together while learning about nature. A respect for nature and all its “critters” will be emphasized. Education staff will lead you and your family on a leisurely guided stroll along the exploration trail, down to Oxen Pond, where we will feed the ducks (duck food is provided) and listen for newly hatched spring ducklings. Parents are invited to bring along a healthy snack for story time.

Gardening Q&A: noon - 1 p.m.
Bring your gardening questions for our staff, get tips for maintaining a garden in our challenging climate and see what's blooming at MUN Botanical Garden. This session is also offered in conjunction with International Compost Awareness Week activities and programs. Please visit the Compost Awareness Week section of this website for more details.

Nature Hike: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Explore Newfoundland barrens, boreal forest, or bog as you hike one of our nature trails with education staff. Learn about Newfoundland plants and animals in spring while you enjoy plenty of fresh air and exercise.