Office of the Registrar
General Information (2009/2010)
11.19 Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
  • Staff
  • Nicholls, K.W., Director
  • Bishop, M.A., Research Liaison
  • Boland, J.T., Research Horticulturist
  • Carter-Barfoot, J., Environmental Education Assistant
  • Cooper, J., Gift Shop Manager
  • Madden, A.M., Interpretation Co-ordinator
  • Owens, P.R., Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Smith, S., Membership and Special Projects Coordinator
  • Walsh, T.G., Nursery Manager
  • White, C.P., Head Gardener
  • Williams, L.J., Grounds Maintenance Foreman

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 community groups and the general public, including a curriculum based school program. 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.

Research activities include rare plant conservation, site restoration, invasive species, non-timber forest products, medicinal and ornamental plant research and development.

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. Further information may be obtained through the website at www.mun.ca/botgarden/.