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Friends of the Garden (FOG)
News and Events


The following is a list of events being held at MUN Botanical Garden organized by FOG. Some, but not all, of these events are listed in the Garden's Calendar of Events.

Please Note: Some dates listed are tentative while others may have to be changed due to unforeseen circumstances. Please recheck dates on this webpage the week before the planned event or call the Garden (864-8590) to confirm details.

Annual Spring Clean-Up of the Garden
Cancelled due to conditions on the trails and in the gardens.

Garden and trails open for the season!
May 7 (Field Centre, offices and Gift Shop open May 1)

Volunteer Trail Patrol Training

Training is offered for FOG volunteers who are interested in walking the Garden's trails and natural areas, keeping an eye out for any trail condition issues and reporting them to the Garden staff. Volunteers are always needed!

FOG Mt. Scio Roadside Clean-Up
Monday, June 5, 6pm

Cleanup of the road side and ditches from the Garden’s gate to Thorburn Road in support of Clean St. John’s Annual Anti-litter initiative. Meet the event coordinator at the Garden's main gate. Please bring gloves, pick-up sticks, garbage bags. Reflective safety vests will be provided.

FOG Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, June 10, 10am - Noon

The sale will take place at the Botanical Garden on Mt. Scio Road.  Sales typically consist of a selection of flowering perennials, shrubs, hostas and rhododendrons propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group.

Mystery Garden Tour
Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16

See Mystery Garden Tour 2017 for more info on this self-guided tour of select private gardens. FOG's share of this fundraising event is dedicated towards re-purposing the registered heritage building known as the Squires Carriage House.

FOG Annual General Meeting

Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 9, 10am - 12pm

Fall sales typically consist of a selection of flowering perennials, shrubs, hostas, ferns and heathers propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group (click here for additional information). This event will take place in the Garden's Field Centre, 306 Mt. Scio Road.

Senior's Day at the Garden
Sunday, September 10, 10am - 3pm

Visit the Garden and participate in walks, talks and displays. This event is open to individuals aged 60 years and older.  
If you are available to lend a hand at this event, please contact!

Click here for information on volunteer opportunities.

For more information on FOG News and Events, please contact the Friends of the Garden:

Telephone: (709) 864-8591