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Educational Tours

Group tours are available and must be booked in advance. The minimum group size is 10 people.  Please contact us for special circumstances. 

Please note: All tour groups, including school and youth groups, wishing to visit the Botanical Garden, must pre-book with education staff. This policy has been established in response to safety procedures and protocols. (This policy does not apply to family groups)

Group Tour Rates

  Price per Person
Adults & Seniors $8.00
Child/Student $3.00
* The minimum group size is 10 people.  Smaller groups will be charged at a rate of 10 x Price per Person per guide provided (i.e. $80 for an adult tour, or $30 for a youth tour).







For more information, please go to our Education page or contact Education Staff:

Telephone: (709) 864-8590


Adult Tours and Tea & Tours

2015 Tour Brochure

2015 Tour Brochure

What to expect when touring MUN Botanical Garden:

While our garden isn’t the formal design you would expect from a Botanical Garden, that difference is what makes us a top destination for all nature lovers.

Located at 306 Mount Scio Road, St. John's, our 110 acres includes extensive nature trails, a fresh water pond and of course our wonderful gardens, which include:

Rock garden                        Medicinal garden
Heritage garden                  Cottage garden
Woodland garden                Peat garden
Alpine house                        Potager garden
Pollinator garden                 Asian garden
Vegetable garden                Rhododendron garden

By joining us on a tour, you can walk away feeling an appreciation of all the nature this unique province holds.

Complete your tour with menu items from our own Garden Café and experience some of the delightful flavours our province is known for!

General Tours

Regular Group Tour $8/person
10-25 People
1 Hour
Covers the Garden’s history, the basics of gardening in Newfoundland and a tour of most of our flower gardens.

Extended Group Tour $12/person
10-25 People
1.5 Hours
Covers the same as a regular group tour, but includes all of our cultivated flower gardens, a visit to Oxen Pond to feed ducks and a discussion on Newfoundland ecology.

Informational Tour $15/person
10-15 People
1.5 Hours
Covers same as regular group tour, but includes a behind-the-scenes look at how our Botanical Garden operates and give an overview of our past and current research projects.

Custom Tour $15/person
10-15 People
1.5 Hours
Your custom tour will be led by an expert in the chosen field and may include a walk along our nature trails, hands on demonstrations and/or a PowerPoint presentation. Popular custom tour topics include:

Bird Watching                Dried Flower Gardening
Native Wildflowers         Tree Identification
Wild Edible Plants          Newfoundland Ecology
Plant Propagation          Vegetable Gardening
Composting                   Vermicomposting

Menu Items as part of Tea & Tours

Regular Tea  $8/person
Complete your tour of the Garden with a delicious treat from our Garden Café. Served inside our Field Centre, you will receive tea, coffee and your choice of:

- Warm scones served with local berry jams and fresh cream.

- Blueberry raspberry crisp dolloped with Greek yogurt.

Nourish ‘n Nature Tea  $15/person
Extended your group tour with an outdoor, stand-up lunch featuring gourmet sandwiches, fruit, and lemonade.
In inclement weather, refreshments will be served inside.

Refuel on the Move  $7/person
Add a refreshing lemonade and a slice of whole wheat banana bunt cake, or a fruit smoothie to take with you on your tour.

For special requests or dietary restrictions, please contact Karen Power at the Garden Café (709) 753-0173.

For all Group Tours:

Larger groups may be split into two groups; one will receive refreshments while the other is on tour

Please contact us for requests for smaller groups.

Many trails are wheelchair accessible. Please discuss your group’s needs with your booking representative.




Contact us today to book your group’s tour:
Phone: (709) 864-8580


 ** NEW FOR 2015!**

 Tea & Tour Add Ons
All Group Tours that are booked as a "Tea & Tour" will receive ONE free gift of your choice.

Additional souvenirs can be purchased from our Garden Gift Shop, or by choosing on the discounted options below.

Complimentary Gifts (Included)
A choice of:
- A return visit adult pass
- MUN Botanical Garden interpretation booklet

Small Souvenir Voucher $2/person
To be redeemed on the day of your tour for one of:
Souvenir magnet, badge, keychain, postcard, pin, seeds, or other items as available.

Large Souvenir Voucher  $5/person
To be redeemed on the day of your tour for one of:
MUN Botanical Garden mug or candy tin, Friends of the Garden cookbook, Newfoundland ornament or cloth bag, or other items as available.

     Souvenir avilability while supplies last.