The boreal forest that covers much of the Avalon Peninsula including St John's and the MUN Botanical Garden can be a challenge to gardeners. But in the Shade Garden we have tried to seize the opportunity and to use the shade to exhibit the textures and colours of foliage. Many plants that would be severely damaged by heavy drying winds and intense sunshine are at their best beneath the mixture of spruce, fir, mountain-ash (Sorbus) and birches that are found here. As it happens, most of the plants displayed here are of Asian origin, so this garden may well be considered an extension of the Asian Garden. Featured are hosta, astilbe, primroses, Himalayan mayapple (Podophyllum), toad-lilies (Tricyrtis) and a broad assortment of ferns.
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