Friends of the Garden Volunteers
Members of the Friends of the Garden (FOG) are individuals who support the botanical, horticultural, and environmental objectives of the Memorial University Botanical Garden (the Garden). Volunteers have assisted the Garden since its inception in 1971. The Friends officially formed in 1978 and in 1985 the organization incorporated and became a registered Canadian charity. Its legal name is "Friends of MUN Botanical Garden Inc" but the organization is affectionately known as "the Friends", "FOG", or "Friends of the Garden".
As of April 1, 2017, and in support of the Garden’s strategic plan, new and renewing FOG memberships are only offered to those interested in volunteering for events, Groups, tasks and activities organized by either FOG and/or the Garden.
Individuals interested in supporting either the Garden or FOG without volunteering are encouraged to purchase one of the Garden’s Season Passes.
Individuals interested in volunteering can do so by joining a FOG Group (e.g. Board, Horticultural, Carpentry, or Crafts & Giftware) or by volunteering for for events, tasks and activities organized by either FOG (e.g. Spring Clean-up of the Garden’s paths; Mt. Scio Road side clean-up) or the Garden (e.g. Visitor Services/Front Desk; Library). Those who enjoy walking in nature might enjoy volunteering for the Garden’s Trail Patrol while those who like to interact with the public will enjoy helping with annual events such as Mystery Garden Tour, Twilight Thursdays and/or the Merry & Bright Light Festival. See Volunteer Activities for a complete list of 2018-19 season opportunities.