Donations to Friends of the Garden
Friends of MUN Botanical Garden Inc. (FOG) is a not for profit registered Canadian charity (Registration no.: 118933126RR0001) which can accept donations for its special projects, general operations, or in memoriam.
For information about donating your time by volunteering please go here.
Squires Carriage House - Interior Upgrades Project
If you had the opportunity to visit the Garden over the past year you no doubt have noticed the transformation of the Squires Carriage House as illustrated below.
This circa 1917 building and the Squires Barn are one of the few remaining examples of buildings from family farms of the late 19th and early 20th century in this province. The Squires Barn and Carriage House was designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001. Following this recoginition, in 2004 St. John's Municipal Council designated 315-317 Mount Scio Road as heritage buildings under the St. John's Development Regulations. The Carriage House includes a unique flagstone lined root cellar which Botanical Garden staff still use for forcing blubs and starting alpine seeds.
With support from MUN Facilities Management division, and funds raised by FOG and MUN Botanical Garden, the exterior of the Squires Carriage House was restored in the fall of 2014 and used in June of 2015 for the first time as the all important payment station for FOG’s Members Only Spring Plant Sale. However, upgrades are now required in the building’s electrical services, floors and interior finishes before its planned additional uses for workshops, plant propagation by FOG volunteers, and interpretative displays.
FOG’s goal is to raise $10,000 towards these required interior upgrades and specific donations towards this project are gratefully accepted either through our Canada Helps portal as described below or sent directly to FOG at our mailing address which also follows.
Donation payments can be mailed to the following address with cheques or money orders made payable to "Friends of MUN Botanical Garden". Tax receipts for donations, and appropriate acknowledgement letters, will be mailed out as soon as possible after funds are deposited.
Friends of the Garden
c/o MUN Botanical Garden
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
FOG also accepts on line donations of funds and eligible Canadian securities through the CanadaHelps portal service. CanadaHelps accepts all major credit cards, issues receipts directly to donors and funds are deposited to FOG's bank account net of 3.9% transaction processing fee. FOG receives email notification of donations made through CanadaHelps and any additional information about the donor or donation that the donor cares to share. Please click on the CanadaHelps logo to the left for additional information or to make a donation. Gift cards are also available through CanadaHelps.
For information about donating directly to MUN Botanical Garden, a division of Memorial University, please visit our webpage here. You may also contact Madonna Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (709) 864-8590.