Friends of the Garden (FOG)
News and Events
The following lists Garden events organized by FOG. Some, but not all, of these events are listed in the Garden's Calendar of Events.
Annual Spring Clean-Up of the Garden
Saturday, April 25; 10am – noon(or Saturday May 2nd if weather does not cooperate!)
Help clean up the Garden’s grounds, beds, and pathways! . Please bring rakes, pruners and gloves if you have them. Meet task coordinators in the Field Centre’s main parking lot, 306 Mt Scio Rd. Afterwards, join other volunteers for a soup lunch hosted by FOG in the “white house” at 327 Mt Scio Road.
Garden and trails open for the season!
Friday May 1, 2015
Volunteer Trail Patrol Training
TBD - May 2015, depending on conditions of the trails.
Training is offered for FOG members who are interesting in walking the trails in the Garden’s natural areas keeping an eye out for any trail condition issues and reporting back on same to the Garden’s staff. Volunteers are always needed! Click here for additional information.
First Annual Walking Trail Clean-Up
Saturday, May 23; 10 am to noon (or Saturday May 30th if weather does not cooperate!)
Join others in walking the trails that lead through the woods, over the marshes, across the fen and up the hill in the Garden’s natural area cleaning up winter debris, etc. Please bring rakes, pruners and gloves. The Field Centre’s main parking lot will be the starting point to form teams assigned trails to tackle clean up on one of the Garden’s five walking trails.
FOG Members Only Spring Plant Pre-Sale
Wednesday, June 3; 4:30 to 5:30pm
The pre-sale will take place rain or shine next to the barn just behind the Garden’s greenhouses, 315 Mt Scio Rd, St. John’s. FOG members get first pick of limited selections of plants propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group! Click here for additional information.
FOG Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, June 6; 10am - noon
This sale will take place in the Garden’s Field Centre, 306 Mt Scio Rd, St. John’s. Sales typically consist of a selection of flowering perennials, shrubs, hostas, ferns, heaths, rhododendrons and grasses propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group. Click here for additional information on volunteering.
FOG Mt. Scio Roadside Clean-Up
Monday, June 8; 6:30-7:30pm
Clean up of the road side and ditches from the Garden’s gates 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. Pickup sticks, garbage bags and reflective safety vests will be provided.
Pink Days in Bloom
Friday June 12th to Sunday June 21st
As part of Garden Days 2015 week a levy of $1 per pot will be collected for each plant sold during from the sales tables outside the Garden’s Field Centre and donated by FOG to the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Atlantic. See Pink Days in Bloom for additional information on fundraising initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador.
FOG’s Annual General Meeting & Garden Walk
Thursday, June 11th; 6pm to 8:30pm
Join us for a guided walk through selected areas of the Garden, a short business meeting, followed by a refreshment break and a slide show of images taken at the gardens offered during the 2014 Mystery Garden Tour!
See Mystery Garden Tour 2015 for information on this year's event!
Seniors' Day at the Garden
Wednesday, June 24; 10 am to 3 pm
Visit the Garden and participate in walks, talks and displays. Chat with like-minded people and enjoy a complimentary hot beverage and selection of treats served by volunteers. This event is open to individuals age 60 and older with free admission to the Garden for visiting seniors.
FOG Members Only Fall Plant Pre-Sale
Wednesday, Sept 2; 4:30-5:30 pm
FOG members get first pick of limited selections of plants propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group! The pre-sale will take place rain or shine next to the barn just behind the Garden’s greenhouses, 315 Mt Scio Rd, St. John’s.
Click here for information on volunteer opportunities.
FOG's Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, Sept 5; 10 am to noon
Fall sales typically consist of a selection of flowering perennials, shrubs, hostas, ferns, heathers and grasses propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group (click here for additional information on volunteering).
For more information on FOG news and events, please contact the Friends of the Garden:
Telephone: (709) 864-8591