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Seniors On the Go!  at MUN Botanical Garden

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021; 10 am - 12:30pm or 12:30pm - 3 pm


All seniors are welcome to join us for a day of FREE booths, tips, talks, wellness, and can enjoy the beauty of MUN Botanical Garden.  We ask that if you are attending you register for the morning OR afternoon. 

Lunch registration is now closed.  Please register below to visit in the morning or afternoon.  There may be a few spare lunches available, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The morning session runs from 10am - 12 noon, and lunch will be served for the first 75 registrants at 12 noon.  

The afternoon session runs from 1pm - 3pm, and lunch will be served for the first 75 registrants at 12:30pm. Please note lunch is BEFORE the session begins.

Register Here 

COVID-19 Protocols
The Seniors On The Go at the Botanical Garden is an outdoor event. All attendees must follow all the provincial public health orders and guidelines. If you should need to enter our building for access to washrooms, our gift shop, our visitor services desk, and some event booths, a non-medical face mask is mandatory.


Schedule of Events:

Ongoing throughout each morning and afternoon session:

Booth Fair featuring: Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP); Seniors NL; and the City of St. John's;

BYOB 
Please BYOB - Bring Your Own (reusable) Bag to collect information and materials from the booths.



Free admission to visit the beautiful flower gardens, and walking trails

We are working hard to have the gardens cleaned up from Hurricane Larry for everyone to enjoy!  Some walking trails may not be open but we will update you on your visit.

Chat with the Horticultural Team, the Environmental Educators and other visitors

Our staff and volunteers will be posted around the gardens and trails and will be happy to chat!  Want to know how to put your garden to bed for the Fall? What is that purple flower in your garden (bring a picture)? Ever wondered how a Pitcher Plant actually eats?  What is that growing on your tree?  What kind of ducks are those in the pond?  We've got the answers!

Enjoy getting out to socialize?  This is a great event to meet up with friends and have some COVID-19 safe time with your community.

Wellness in the Garden

If immersing yourself in nature wasn't enough - how about some yoga for your mind, body, and soul!  Heather Pitcher from Integration Health will lead 20 minute intro to yoga sessions throughout each morning and afternoon time-slot. 

The above events will be paused from 12-1pm so our staff and volunteers can attend lunch as well.


12 - 1pm Lunch Break

Pre-registered attendees are invited to join us for lunch! 

Lilian V. MarshallThanks to a generous donation from Derek Marshall, in memory of his mother,
Lilian V. (Greening) Marshall (picture),

  and partnership with     of Kelsey Drive we will be offering lunch to the first 150 registrants.


Lunch will consist of:

  • A sandwich of your choosing (turkey & cheese, roast beef & cheddar, black forest ham & cheese, or egg salad)
  • A cereal bar
  • A bottle of water

Chairs and benches will be available around the Garden, but you are welcome to enjoy your lunch On the Go!

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Would you like to attend but didn't need lunch?

You can Register Here for a NO Lunch option.  You are welcome to bring along your own lunch.

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Parking: 

As our parking lot is small please carpool if possible.  We have overflow parking lots across the road from the main field centre, and extra parking behind the MUN Research facilities up the hill across from the Garden.

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This event is a collaboration between:
MUN Botanical Garden
Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP) Join FOG

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Botanical Garden at: 864-8590, or email: garden@mun.ca


Love this event? Check out Seniors On the Go! at our sister site:

The Johnson Geo Center