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Friends of the Garden
Membership Information

Members of the Friends of the Garden (FOG) are individuals and families who support the botanical, horticultural and environmental objectives of the Memorial University Botanical Garden Inc.

With a membership of more than 900, some Friends volunteer their time and expertise in such activities as trail patrol, carpentry, library, front desk, maintaining the Wildlife Garden, growing plants for the popular plant sales, as well as a sponsoring special events.

Volunteers have assisted the Botanical Garden since its inception in 1971. The Friends offically formed in 1978 and were incorporated and became a charitable organization in 1985.

The Many Benefits of Membership

When you become a member of FOG, you also receive the following benefits:

  • Free entrance to MUN Botanical Garden and admission to lectures, demonstrations, Sunday Family Fun Day and the Parent and Tot Program
  • Reduced rates and advance registration for Junior Naturalist Camps and some gardening, natural history and art workshops 
  • Opportunity to purchase plants prior to FOG's public plant sales 
  • 10% discount on Garden Gift Shop items (some exceptions apply) 
  • Quarterly subscription to the FOG newsletter, The Twinflower 
  • Calendar of Events mail-outs 
  • Access to "Members Only" events, programs, tours, lectures, etc. 

The FOG membership year is: April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015. Memberships purchased / renewed after the Fall FOG Plant Sale are valid until March 31, 2016.

Friends of the Garden 2013 - 2014 Board of Directors

President: Gail Pearcey
Vice President: John Wheeler
Past President: Stephen Andrews
Treasurer: Bodil Larsen
Secretary: Brenda Daly Wheeler
Members at Large: Gwyn Barrowman
John Frecker
Frank Rose
Murray Smith
*Garden Director: Liz Klose
*Garden Liaison: Jane Cooper
*Horticultural Group Coordinator: Hatty Shinkle
*Dry Flower Group Coordinator: Pam Bruce
*Carpentry Group Coordinator: John Hearn
* Non-voting















For further information please contact:

 Friends of the Garden
C/O MUN Botanical Garden
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 5S7