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Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

#20 of 93 things to do in St. John's Features Animals
306 Mt. Scio Rd. | Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7, Canada
+1 709-864-8590
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Longer than expected here

Visited here at 9am only to find out you can't get in until 10am. We decided to wait around and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Perth, Canada
What a Great Modern Facility

Our son and his wife are professors here and gave us a guided tour. WOW! It is big! Modern and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Oshawa, Canada
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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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+1 709-864-8590
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited here at 9am only to find out you can't get in until 10am. We decided to wait around and enjoyed "garden" but spent more time than we wanted on the trails as they were a bit confusing to try and short track back to...More

Thank Rideauski
Reviewed yesterday

Our son and his wife are professors here and gave us a guided tour. WOW! It is big! Modern and well laid out and a huge part of the city of St John's. The construction is everywhere as it is growing daily.

Thank TangoForFun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb floral and plant display, even though it has been a very late spring and the weather still is quite cool. Walkways through the forest and around the lake make it hard to believe you are in the middle of St. Johns. Excellent alpine plant...More

Thank johnmX5045SQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The MUN gardens are a beautiful place to spend your day. The gardens are nicely set up and filled with some interesting plants. The map provided can be easily read and the signs marking the trails are very informative as well. It's impossible to get...More

Thank sbwpanda
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Garden Staff & Volunteers are to be congratulated / Kudos on a stunning show of Lights. Wonderful to see so many people with lots of young children. Great organization especially when working with snow n ice. I loved the Caterpillar and wow to the...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

The MUN Botanical Garden has many relatively easy trails to walk through, which can take about an hour to an hour and a half to walk through most of it. Nothing special about the trails, but they are slightly more accessible to those with some...More

Thank AMLook
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Pros: Lots of beautiful flowers in bloom in a nicely laid out botanical garden. Nature trails are very neat - many orchids were in bloom along the trail as well as pitcher plants and plenty of Indian Pipe (parasitic flower). The nature trails are in...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent a lovely morning walking through many types of gardens. The trails are well-marked and take you to a variety of terrains and experiences. There is a nice view over St. John's at the top of one of the trails.

Thank dcohen00
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A beautiful garden to visit in St. John's, NL! We enjoyed the blooming flowers, the colorful butterflies, and the waddling ducks. The trails are well maintained, with lookouts to enjoy a panaromic view of St. John's by the ocean. It was so much fun to...More

Thank hmhshaker
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was at the gardens the last week of August and the gardens had lots of flowers still in bloom. A great walk along the trails and the butterflies on the golden rod were spectacular. A great place to go for the whole family.

Thank SharonMaySmith
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Nicholle L
is it dog friendly?
22 March 2017|
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
How do I get there using public transportation?
15 January 2015|
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