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

This year’s sale will take place OUTDOORS opposite the main gates of MUN Botanical Garden. New and experienced gardeners are always welcome at this annual fundraiser organized by Friends of MUN Botanical Garden (FOG) volunteers. A selection of locally grown perennials and shrubs are being offered from the outdoor venue. Experienced gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and help identify plants suitable for your garden. Look for volunteer greeters wearing orange safety vests and our directional and parking signs. Quantities are limited for some plant varieties so come early for best selection! Click here for preliminary copy of our Spring Plant Sale list in pdf format.

FOG Pink Days in Bloom (PDIB)
Sunday June 11th to Sunday June 25th inclusive

FOG members and gardeners alike can attest first hand to the many physical and mental benefits realized from connecting to nature through the variety of tasks associated with working with plants indoors and out. And, as many of you know all too well from personal, family or friend’s experiences, breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian women over the age of 20, with one in every 9 expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. Men can get breast cancer, too. In 2016, it is estimated that over 440 people were newly diagnosed in Newfoundland and Labrador alone. Therefore, in an effort to reach out to our community, and to promote the healing benefits of connecting with the Garden’s nature and gardening-based experiences, FOG has joined the provincial based PDIB fundraising campaign. A $1 from each plant sold during FOG’s PDIB will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society for breast cancer research. Click here for additional information about Newfoundland and Labrador’s involvement in PDIB efforts that can be found on the Pink Days In Bloom Facebook.

FOG Mt. Scio Roadside Clean-Up
Monday, June 12, 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.

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

September is a great time to add colour and fill spaces in your garden with plants propagated by the Friends of MUN Botanical Garden (FOG).

FOG’s Fall Plant Sale offers gardeners a "ready-to-plant" selection of perennials, ferns, evergreens, flowering shrubs, heathers, heaths, rhododendrons and trees.

Our highlight this season is a variety of unique, one-of-a-kind yellow, pink, white and red berried Himalayan dogberries.

(View 10 page plant list here)

All are welcome to attend the plant sale on Saturday Sept 9th, 10am to noon.

The sale will take place in the outdoor nursery area directly opposite MUN Botanical Garden's main gates on Mt Scio Road St. John’s. Sale will go ahead rain or shine!

Seniors On The Go!

Sunday, September 10, 10am - 4pm

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

For more information on Seniors On The Go! please visit here.

Click here for information on volunteer opportunities.

Telephone: (709) 864-8591