Research and Collections
Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden has flourished in the past year with new partnerships being built and several exciting innovative projects beginning. Some of the interesting projects that the Garden has been involved with include rare plant research on the Northern Peninsula's limestone barrens, investigating invasive plant species, as well as being the local contact for PlantWatch, a nation wide monitoring project.
Since 2008 we have been a trail station for BallFlora, one of the largest developers of new plant varieties, especially annuals, in North America. In 2012, we became a satellite trialing station for Guelph University, who trials a selection of new annual varieties from Sakata and Syngenta seed. We monitor these plants on the basis of their habit, resistence to pests and disease and their floral displays. Every August we have a public and industry vote day, where people can vote for their favourite new plants. Click here to see the "Top Ten" for 2013!
More information about these interesting projects will be available on the website in the near future, however please feel free to contact the following with any questions: