FOG News and Events
The following lists events held at MUN Botanical Garden organized by FOG. These events also appear in the Garden's Calendar of Events.
Please Note: Some events are weather dependent. Please recheck for changes in dates one or two days before the date listed below by either visiting this webpage or calling the Garden (864-8590).
Annual Spring Clean-Up of the Garden
TBD, April, 2020, 10:00 am-12:00 noon (IF snow has melted and grounds are not too soft!)
Help clean-up the Garden’s grounds, beds, and pathways. Please bring rakes, pruners and gloves if you have them. Meet task coordinators in the Field Centre’s main parking lot, 306 Mt Scio Rd but park your car in one of the lots across the street from, and directly opposite, the Garden’s main gates.
Opening Day at the Garden
May 1, 2020
Garden and trails open for the season!
Volunteer Trail Patrol Training
Ongoing throught the season.
Trail patrol training is for volunteers interested in walking the Garden's trails. The intent is to keep an eye out for any trail issues and to report them to Garden staff. Trail patrol volunteers are always needed; we have recently changed our trail patrol training to a mentorship-styled program. For more information and to sign-up, fill out this form.
FOG Mt. Scio Roadside Clean-Up
TBD, June, 2020
Cleanup of the road side and ditches from the Garden’s gates to Thorburn Road: support of Clean St. John’s annual anti-litter initiative. Meet the event coordinator at the Garden’s main gate. Please bring gloves. Pick-up sticks, garbage bags and reflective safety vests will be provided.
FOG Plant Sale Tables at Field Centre
mid May to early October
A limited selection of plants propagated by FOG's Horticultural Group volunteers are offered on the outdoor sales tables located just to the left of the ramp that leads to the Garden’s Field Centre. This fundraising effort supports FOG's Annual Spring and Fall Plant Sales and usually includes perennials, ferns, shrubs, trees and unusual conifers. Plants are grouped by use or category and labeled with basic information and selections are updated several times a week. Sign in to the Garden's free Wi-Fi to access additional growing information and images of plants offered. Purchases can be made during the Garden’s regular business hours and the Garden accepts payments on FOG's behalf at the Field Centre Reception Desk.
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, June 6(tentative), 2020 10:00 am-12:00 noon (Rain or Shine)
Everyone is welcome to attend FOG’s Plant Sale on Saturday, June 8. Sales typically consist of a selection of flowering perennials, shrubs, hostas, trees, and rhododendrons propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group.
FOG's Spring Plant Sale is held outdoors in the Garden’s Nursery which is directly OPPOSITE the Garden’s 306 Mt Scio Road main gates. Watch for FOG’s roadside signs and volunteers wearing orange safety vests. A limited selection of plants is also offered from the outdoor sales tables located just to the left of the ramp that leads to the Garden’s Field Centre. Plants offered at these sales tables can be purchased during the Garden’s regular business hours.
Cash, cheque, Interact/Debit, Visa, or MasterCard payments accepted. Note: Service dogs only please at this crowded venu
Mystery Garden Tour
To be confirmed
See the Mystery Garden Tour webpage for additional information on this self-guided tour of private gardens located in and around St. John’s Metro area. FOG's share of this fundraising event is dedicated to repurposing the registered heritage building known as the Squires Carriage House. Click here to request additional information on volunteering for this garden tour as either a member of the Working Group managing the event or as a garden sitter/monitor at one of the garden tour’s stops.
Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 7, 2019 (Rain or Shine) 10am to noon
Everyone is welcome to attend FOG’s Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 7. Sales typically consist of a selection of flowering perennials, heathers, heaths, ferns, rhododendrons, shrubs and trees, including unusal conifers, all propagated by FOG’s Horticultural Group volunteers.
FOG's Fall Plant Sale is held outdoors in the Garden’s Nursery which is directly OPPOSITE the Garden’s 306 Mt. Scio Road main gates. Watch for FOG’s roadside signs and volunteers wearing orange safety vests. e.
Cash, cheque, Interact/Debit, Visa, or MasterCard payments accepted. Note: Service dogs only please at this crowded venue.
Annual General Meeting: Thursday October 3, 2019 7pm to 9pm MUNBG
Individuals holding FOG memberships in good standing are encouraged to attend this meeting. Agenda items will include: Reports, Financial Updates, Election of Directors and Officers, Updates from the Garden and two special items to discuss and potentially accept - new FOG Vision, Mission and Strategic Goal statements and a completely revised and updated set of by laws.
Nominations are open NOW for the FOG Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasuer and Directors (Special Projects). For additional information please email FOG's Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch your email account for an official meeting Notice, Agenda and documents to read in advance from email@example.com.
NB: If you have not already done so, it is recommended you setup your email to specifically include firstname.lastname@example.org as a "safe sender" so as to minimize the chance of email been categorized as spam/junk by your email service provided.
For additional information on any of the above please contact the
Friends of the Garden at either
(709) 864-8590 or email@example.com