Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road, is an area where native Newfoundland and Labrador plants can be seen in as near natural habitats as possible. The main objectives are to stimulate public interest and enjoyment of the Newfoundland flora, fauna and environment; to provide opportunities for biological, ecological, and horticultural education for the general public, school children and other organized groups; and to provide an area for research.
An interpretative programme is designed to provide information on Newfoundland plants,
animals, and horticulture to the general public. A series of interpretive booklets is produced on
topics relating to horticulture, Newfoundland plants, smaller animals and ecology. A field centre
houses indoor displays and a lecture room. Numerous nature trails are maintained through the
various habitats within the Garden. Rock gardens, peat beds, woodland beds, a cottage garden,
heritage garden, wildlife garden, and herbaceous border have been developed. There is a regular
programme of visits to the Botanical Garden by school children.
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