Office of the Registrar
General Information (2017/2018)
12.19 Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

  • Director
  • Shipp, K., B.A.(Hons.) Toronto, M.A. University of Western Ontario
  • Academic Director
  • Goodyear, N., B.Sc.(Hons.) McGill, M.Sc., Ph.D. Guelph
  • Staff
  • Bishop, M.A., Research Liaison
  • Boland, J.T., Research Horticulturist
  • Cooper, J., Gift Shop Manager/Membership Co-ordinator
  • Gillard, C., Environmental Educator
  • Halliday, S., Special Projects Co-ordinator
  • Langmead, C., Grounds Maintenance Foreman
  • Madden, A.M., Interpretation Co-ordinator
  • Marshall, R., Visitor Services Assistant
  • Walsh, T.G., Nursery Manager
  • White, C.P., Head Gardener
  • Williams, A., Assistant Gardener

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 lecture room, and the Garden Café. 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, Asian Garden, and herbaceous border.

Research activities include rare plant conservation, site restoration, invasive species, medicinal, cosmetic 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