Workshops

garden scene by Alpine house

General public registration will begin online, and at our visitor services desk (if you need to pay by debit or cash) on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10 am. 


Workshops

April 30| Fruit Growing at Hampton Hall, MI | 6:30 PM - 8:30PM

May 9 | Introduction to Beekeeping | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

 May 22 | Landscape Design for Residential Gardens | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

May 25 | Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds | 10AM - 12PM 

May 30 | Really Saving the Bees & How to Encourage Them in Your Garden | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

May 31 & June 1 | Alpine Trough | 9:30AM - 12:30PM

June 4 | Gardening with Native Plants | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

July 11 | Forest Bathing | 6PM - 8:30PM

July 11 | Botanical Soap Making | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

July 13 | Intro to Photography, Level 1 | 12PM - 4PM

July 23 | Pests & Disease | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

July 27 | Intro to Photography, Level 2 | 12PM - 4PM

 August 6 | Forest Bathing | 9AM - 11:30AM

Sept. 19 | Orchids 101 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Oct. 10 | Air Plants | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Oct. 19 & 20 | Terrariums | 10AM - 11:30AM (Family), 1:30PM - 3PM (Adult)

Nov. 13 | Succulents Dish Garden | 6:30PM - 8:30PM


Also, check out our:

Booze and Botany Series

 Backyard Composting Talks

Our Special Events

Guest Speakers


Workshop Registration:

Pre-registration is required for ALL workshops, unless noted. 

Registration:

General public registration is online (Payment by visa or MasterCard), and at our visitor services desk (payment by debit or cash).

REGISTER HERE

Return Policy:

All registrations are considered final, but are transferable to another person in the same workshop.

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April 30| Fruit Growing at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Growing edible fruit-bearing trees and shrubs in Newfoundland can be a challenge. Some are reasonably easy, others more challenging. This presentation will outline those types and selections which perform best in our region and hints on how to grow them to maximize fruit production.

Date: April 30, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: The Marine Institute, Hampton Hall.

Cost: $10.00 CASH ONLY accepted at the door - no registration needed.

May 9 | Introduction to Beekeeping | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

The NLBKA in partnership with the MUN Botanical Garden will discuss the basics of honey beekeeping. This session is designed to show people who know very little about honeybees what equipment is needed, books to read, and courses to take in preparation for keeping honey bees. Not hands on, but basic information.

Date: May 9, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: Suggested donation of $5.00 Cash at the door

Seating is limited to 60 people, so please register below to save your spot.  If there are any remaining spaces we will accept drop-ins.

May 22 | Landscape Design for Residential Gardens | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Gardens are an intimate part of our lives. We eagerly anticipate their spring bloom and meticulously tend to them throughout the growing season to ensure they reach their maximum potential. It may seem that in a field as individual and subjective as garden design that personal taste is king and rules do not apply. There are, however, many proven principles of garden design that, when applied, can result in more successful garden spaces. Join landscape architects Rachael Fitkowski and Matthew Mills of Mills & Wright Landscape Architecture for an insightful evening that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. They will review proven design principles and illustrate a typical garden design process through a lecture and live demonstration.

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $30

May 25 | Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds | 10AM - 12PM

Join Tim Walsh and learn how MUN Botanical Garden has been successfully growing vegetables in raised beds for over 30 years. He'll take you through site selection, construction, soil and vegetable selection to ensure you are eating healthy from your own backyard. Plus, you'll get to take home a 6-pack of vegetable starts.

Date: May 25, 2019

Time: 10AM - 12PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $20.00 (+tax)

May 30 | Really Saving the Bees & How to Encourage Them in Your Garden | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Entomologist Dr. Barry Hicks of College of the North Atlantic and Vice-president of the NLBKA, and Todd Boland of the MUN Botanical Garden will talk about the native bee species that live all around us, and how to keep them healthy and thriving. This session is designed to show people the wide variety of pollinators and their need for a clean environment and places to make nests. The best varieties of plants to provide good forage through the growing season will be highlighted, and what you can do to help save these important bee species.

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: Suggested donation of $5.00 Cash at the door.

Seating is limited to 60 people, so please register below to save your spot.  If there are any remaining spaces we will accept drop-ins.
Please register here to save your seat for Really Saving the Bees.

May 31 or June 1 | Alpine Trough | 9:30AM - 12:30PM

The Newfoundland climate is very well suited for alpine plants and many gardeners have constructed some fine rock garden examples with large boulders on sloped terrains. But not all alpines need the hard work and space needed to grow these remarkable plants. In this three hour class, Tim will help you construct an alpine trough, plus teach you the correct soil, site and plant selection to adorn your creation. These “mini-rock gardens” make perfect garden features and come out large on the smallest deck or the grandest patio.

Date: May 31 or June 1

Time: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $75.00 (+tax)

June 4 | Gardening with Native Plants | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Newfoundland has over 1000 species of native plants, several which are very ornamental and garden worthy. This workshop will introduce you to the more ornamental native plants and how to incorporate them in your garden. The power point presentation will be followed by a walk in the Garden to see how we grow native plants among our more traditional garden plants. Plus, you'll get to take home a potted up native plant ready to grow in your garden.

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $20.00 (+tax)

July 11 | Forest Bathing | 6PM - 8:30PM

Join certified Forest Bathing guide, Tina White, to immerse yourself in the wonderful healing effects of nature. Move mindfully down our wooded trails, and soak it in with all of your senses. Learn some sensory-based activities to allow you to connect with nature, opening yourself to receive the healing medicine the forest offers. Conclude the walk with a tea ceremony featuring locally foraged plants. You'll leave having a new appreciation for our Boreal woodlands, and a practice you can readily apply in your daily life.

Participants are asked to dress warm, preferably in layers (this is not a hike – as such you will not generate much body heat), and with closed-toed footwear. The event will be rescheduled in inclement weather.

Date: July 11, 2019

Time: 6PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $28.00 (+tax)

July 11 | Botanical Soap Making | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

It’s easier than you think! Join Krista from St. John's Soap Works for an evening of soap making with a botanical spin. Learn the art of cold process soap and the benefits of including plants in your soap-making. Cost: $30.00 (+ tax) includes soap to take home.

Date: July 11

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $30.00 (+tax)

July 13 | Intro to Photography, Level 1 | 12PM - 4PM

Our highly successful and entertaining photography class is back! What better place to explore nature photography then the MUN Botanical Garden! Lead by photographer Robert Miller, you'll learn essential photographic skills, tips for taking great nature photos, then explore and take pictures in our beautiful gardens. In this fun, hands-on afternoon, you will spend some in-class time learning about the use of camera equipment, focus and depth of field, camera exposure and exposure control (program modes, exposure compensation, and manual settings), lighting and composition. Then you can put your skills to practice in the garden and nature areas with help and advice from Robert.

Note: This workshop is designed for beginner photographers, and as a refresher for those with moderate experience, using compact digital, and interchangeable lens (DSLR/mirrorless) cameras. Please bring a camera, and familiarize yourself with changing settings before class.

Date: July 13, 2019

Time: 12PM - 4PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $50.00 (+tax)

July 23 | Pests and Diseases | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

What's wrong with my plant? Summer is the time of year to watch for insect and disease issues on our outdoor plants. Join Todd Boland our Garden Horticulturist as he shows and describes the more common insect, disease or physiological plant problems we are likely to encounter in the Greater St. John’s area. Feel free to bring along a sample of a plant problem you have, for us to discuss with the group.

Date: July 23, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $15.00 (+tax)

July 27 | Intro to Photography, Level 2 | 12PM - 4PM

Our intermediate level course builds on lessons learned in level one with new techniques to express your creativity. Learn how to use creative controls in camera, and your digital darkroom, to make photographs come alive. Discover the purpose and best situation for common focus modes; how colour temperature dramatically changes photos, what filters are useful with digital cameras, and how to select lenses. Later, explore the garden and nature areas along with Robert.

Note: This class builds on lessons learned in level one. Photographers may choose to skip level one, however the refresher and practice is encouraged. Please bring your camera.

Date: July 27, 2019

       Time: 12PM - 4PM

       Location: MUN Botanical Garden

       Cost: $50.00 (+tax)

August 6 | Forest Bathing | 9AM - 11:30AM

Join certified Forest Bathing guide, Tina White, to immerse yourself in the wonderful healing effects of nature. Move mindfully down our wooded trails, and soak it in with all of your senses. Learn some sensory-based activities to allow you to connect with nature, opening yourself to receive the healing medicine the forest offers. Conclude the walk with a tea ceremony featuring locally foraged plants. You'll leave having a new appreciation for our Boreal woodlands, and a practice you can readily apply in your daily life.

Participants are asked to dress warm, preferably in layers (this is not a hike – as such you will not generate much body heat), and with closed-toed footwear. The workshop will be rescheduled in inclement weather.

       Date: August 6, 2019

       Time: 9AM - 11:30AM

       Location: MUN Botanical Garden

       Cost: $28.00 (+tax)

Sept. 19 | Orchids 101 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Orchids are very popular houseplants, but they do not require special care. In this introductory course, instructor Todd Boland will explain all you need to know about growing orchids as houseplants. Topics will include light levels, tempeatures, water needs, fertilizing, potting media and repotting, along with the different types of orchids suitable to grow as houseplants. Todd will also demonstrate how to transplant an orchid. Participants are invited to bring along a plant to transplant. This workshop will take place indoors.

Date: September 19, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $35.00 (+tax)

Oct. 10 | Air Plants | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Todd Boland, Research Horticulturist, will introduce you to the fascinating world of Tillandsia: plants that grow without soil! To create your own display, all participants will get two tillandsias to take home.  Cost: $35.00 (+tax) this includes 2 air plants.

Date: October 10, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $35.00 (+tax)

Oct. 19 & 20 | Terrariums | 10AM - 11:30AM (Youth), 1:30PM - 3PM (Adult)

Youth Terrarium Workshop | 10 - 11:30 AM | October 19 |A fun hands-on activity, you’ll make a mini-ecosystem disguised as a beautiful indoor garden! You’ll learn step-by-step how to create and care for your terrarium, tips and tricks for indoor plants, and get to take home your masterpiece. We’ll supply everything, including a choice of plants and all the trimmings! Cost: $40 (+tax) Please note each youth must be accompanied by one adult.  The reccommended age is 8-15.

Adult Terrarium Workshop | 1:30 - 3:00 PM | October 19 & 20 | Spend a relaxing afternoon creating a special indoor garden. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn about creating a mini-ecosystem with all the trimmings. Tips and tricks for how to care for your masterpiece, as well as some design dos and don’ts will round out the fun. All supplies and plants included. Cost: $40 (+tax)

Date: October 19 & 20, 2019

Time: 10 - 11:30 AM for Family Workshop and 1:30 - 3:00 PM for Adult Workshops

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $40.00 (+tax)

Nov. 13 | Succulents Dish Garden | 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Sometimes doing the dishes can be fun! A garden in a dish! In this hands-on workshop, we'll provide a dish, a choice of 3 succulent plants, and 'accessories', and help you create a beautiful indoor garden! You'll learn the essentials of potted garden design and plant care to ensure your masterpiece thrives.

Date: November 13, 2019

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Location: MUN Botanical Garden

Cost: $40.00 (+tax)

Contact

Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000