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Gardening with Natives

Plants and shrubs native to Newfoundland and Labrador offer a stunning display of the virility and heartiness of the plant kingdom. The colours, textures, and shapes exhibited by the foliage, buds, and blooms are a fabulous addition to any garden. Natives are incorporated throughout the cultivated gardens, with a high percentage of the medicinal, peat, and woodland beds being native plants. The nature trails also offer a look at native plants in their natural environments. August is a great month to spot several of the native orchids and mid-summer is often the time to see the Garden’s emblem, the twinflower, in bloom along the Yetman Trail.

   

For more information about gardening with native plants the Garden Gift Shop has several resources for sale. Garden staff is also a wealth of knowledge about all things gardening so please do not hesitate to visit or contact garden staff at:
Tel: (709) 864-8590
Email: bgprograms@mun.ca

 

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