Office of the Registrar
General Information (2006/2007)
8.22 Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
  • Staff
  • Nicholls, K.W., Director
  • Bishop, M.A., Research Liaison
  • Madden, A.M., Interpretation Coordinator
  • White, C.P., Head Gardener
  • Owens, P.J., Jr., Grounds Maintenance Foreman
  • Cooper, J., Gift Shop Manager
  • Walsh, T.G., Nursery Manager
  • Kasimos, C., Research Assistant
  • Carter-Barfoot, J., Environmental Education Assistant
  • Crotty, M., Public Relations and Membership Officer
  • Stares, R., Assistant Gardener
  • Williams, L.J., Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Owens, P.R., Grounds Maintenance Worker

Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, Mount Scio Road, comprises ten acres of cultivated gardens and 100 acres of natural habitat that includes the 14-acre Oxen Pond. The main objectives are to undertake and provide opportunities for biological, ecological, and horticultural education and research for the University, the general public, school children and other organized groups while stimulating public interest and enjoyment of the Newfoundland and Labrador flora, fauna and environment.

An interpretative program is designed to provide information on native plants, animals, and horticulture to school groups and the general public. A series of interpretive booklets is produced on topics related to horticulture, plants, smaller animals and ecology. A field centre houses indoor displays, a library, a tea room, and a lecture room. Numerous interpreted nature trails are maintained through a variety of natural habitats. Cultivated areas include the rock garden, peat beds, woodland beds, cottage garden, heritage garden, wildlife garden, shade garden, vegetable garden, and herbaceous border.

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is available for university classes and research year-round. It is open to the public daily from May through November.