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“Great Way to Spend an Afternoon in the Sunshine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
306 Mt. Scio Rd. | Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7, Canada (Pippy Park)
709-864-8590
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Ranked #13 of 51 attractions in St. John's
Type: Educational Sites
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Owner description: Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is a resource centre for basic and applied botanical research and education with a particular interest in the flora of Newfoundland and Labrador. It seeks to foster an appreciation of natural history in the development and future of the university and the province.The Garden has been developed to display plants native to the province and cultivated plants suitable to the local climate and to provide access to a number of habitats through a system of trails. The trails and flower gardens are open daily, May 1 - November 30. The flower gardens are located near the Field Centre and include: the cottage garden; rock gardens (including a limestone rockery and scree); alpine house; peat and woodland beds; Newfoundland heritage garden; rhododendron dell; Friend's wildlife garden; shade garden; medicinal garden; Friend's dried flower garden; vegetable garden; compost demonstration garden and much more.Five nature trails meander through a 110 acre managed nature reserve.
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“Great Way to Spend an Afternoon in the Sunshine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Where good shoes if you want to get up to the look out but the view is worth it. Lovely tranquil places to stop and listen to nature. The rock gardens are awesome, will visit again for sure.

Visited July 2012
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St. John's, Canada
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“Pleasure to visit anytime of the year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Great selection of plants, great to bring kids and has nice walking trails

Visited August 2011
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“The friendly garden!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Have visited the Botanical Garden several times and it's so very peaceful, informative and filled with interesting displays for all occasions. Great for people of all ages....kids just love it during all seasons. Volunteers will take you on guided tours outside where they have reading sessions, identifying objects on the trails, etc. Inside they have a science lab wtih turtle tanks, crafts, experiments. The gardens start to flouish in the spring throughout the fall with plantings that started in the late 60's early 70's!
My only dislike would the menu cost in the cafe....suggest you bring along a snack/beverage (there are picnic tables on the grounds).

Visited March 2012
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“Nice garden”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Located in the centre of St. John's and lovely garden

Visited February 2012
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“Beautiful Botanical Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

absolutely beautiful and a cheap way to spend the day with the kids or a first date.

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