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Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

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306 Mt. Scio Rd. | Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7, Canada
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MUN Botanical Gardens worth a visit

If you are looking for something to do while you are in St Johns Newfoundland then a trip to... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Hello T
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Merry and Bright - an enchanting evening for everyone

Endless hard work by staff, volunteers and sponsors have again put off another enchanting event in... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
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MUN Botanical Garden is the province's only botanical garden and consists of 44 hectares of cultivated gardens and nature trails, surrounding beautiful Oxen Pond. The trails and flower gardens are open daily, May - November. The Garden was established in 1971 as a center for botanical, horticultural and environmental research and education, and has been developed to display plants native to the province, cultivated plants suitable to the local climate and to provide access to a native habitats through a system of hiking trails. Recognized for advancing and enriching sustainable relationships among people, plants and the environment, the Garden seeks to foster an appreciation of Newfoundland's natural history in the development and future of the university and the province. The Botanical Garden is located at 306 Mount Scio Road, just minutes from downtown St. John's and north of the main Memorial University of Newfoundland campus. It is located within Pippy Park.
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306 Mt. Scio Rd. | Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7, Canada
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for something to do while you are in St Johns Newfoundland then a trip to Memorial University of Newfoundland botenical gardens is a great place to go. Visited with family and we loved it. Opens between 10 to 4 but worth...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Endless hard work by staff, volunteers and sponsors have again put off another enchanting event in the beautiful winter gardens. Lights so creatively designed and walkways clearly signed made this a perfect after dinner walk with friends and family of all ages. Thank you!

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We have visited this botanical garden before at different times of the year and there is always something in flower. There are several short hikes around the gardens and it is never too busy (good for us but not so for the cash flow!). It's...More

Thank Cliff J
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Or child started University this year and we have been coming out every weekend to spend with her it is absolutely comforting to see how much the staff here care about their students even though there are thousands and thousands that attend I can take...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Went mid-September and, while there were a few plants suffering from the change in season, it was a beautiful walk. Spent about 1-2 hours there.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We only had an hour at the end of the day to view this garden but found it delightful. It is divided into various smaller gardens, each with a theme of its own. A real visual feast. The ducks put on a show for us,...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Lovely gardens and walking trails. We went through a small garden area and thought we were done other than the trails. After spending a lot of time on the trails we stumbled across the rest of the garden which was spectacular. Better signage might have...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

We try to visit all botanical gardens we get close to and this is a great one. Beautiful central garden with walking paths on the outside. Well maintained displays and a very large variety of plants to satisfy plant lovers curiosity. Had a nice meal...More

Thank keith p
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

MUN Botanical Garden is a lovely place to walk and enjoy nature on many levels. Be sure to plan for a few hours to enjoy the flowers and the care that they put into the gardens. They also have great programs for children during the...More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Visited by way of a tour from a Fred Olsen Cruise. These gardens are excellent and the staff are friendly and very informative. We could have spent much more time at this place but we were limited on the tour. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lionel T
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Nicholle L
22 March 2017|
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Response from MUNBotanicalGarden | Property representative |
Hello Nicholle Thank you for your inquiry. Service animals only are permitted at the MUN Botanical Garden. Conveniently, there are several trails in the immediate area (i.e. right next to our parking lots) where you can... More
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OHtraveler74
15 January 2015|
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Response from MUNBotanicalGarden | Property representative |
Hello My sincere apologies for not seeing your inquiry until now. We are located at 306 Mount Scio Road, which is off Throburn Road. The nearest bus stop (Metrobus) is on Route 10 at Marie's Mini Mart (heading west), and... More
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