Friends of the Garden (FOG)
News and Events
Annual Customer Appreciation
The annual Friends of the Garden Customer Appreciation will be held on Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, November 26 from 10 am to 4 pm. Members receive 20% off most items in the gift shop.
Join us for a browse, a chat and a cup of tea.
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. Please note: some of those dates are tentative and may have to be changed due to unforseen circumstances. Updates will be added to this website or you can call the Garden to confirm an event.
FOG Volunteer Afternoon Tea
Wednesday, February 24 (alternate Feb. 25)
FOG Renewals & Registration
April 1 - 30, 2016
Annual Spring Clean-Up of the Garden
Saturday, April 30; 10 am - noon
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!
May 1, 2016
Walking Trail Clean-Up
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.
Volunteer Trail Patrol Training
Saturday at 2:30 pm (dates TBA)
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!
FOG Members Only Spring Plant Sale
Wednesday, June 8; 4:00 to 5:30pm
The 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 - Public
Saturday, June 11; 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 6; 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
See Pink Days in Bloom for additional information on fundraising initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador.
FOG Annual General Meeting & Garden Walk
Thursday, June 16th; 6pm
The Friends of the Garden (FOG) will be holding their Annual General Meeting on June 16th, 2015.
See Mystery Garden Tour 2016 for information on this year's event!
Seniors' Day at the Garden
Thursday, June 23; 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 Sale
Wednesday, Sept 7; 4:30-5:30 pm
FOG members get first pick of limited selections of plants propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group! This Members Only sale will start promptly at 4pm and "early birds" will be asked to line-up before entering the sales area. This "rain or shine" event is held just beyond the Garden's greenhouses, 315 Mt Scio Rd, St. John's. Cash, Visa and MasterCard payments only.
Click here for information on volunteer opportunities.
FOG's Fall Plant Sale - Public
Saturday, Sept 10; 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).
Gift Shop Customer Appreciation (FOG members)
Wednesday, Nov 23; 9:30am - 4:00pm &
Thursday, Nov 24; 9:30am - 4:00pm
For more information on FOG news and events, please contact the Friends of the Garden:
Telephone: (709) 864-8591