Canadensis Presents: A Virtual Garden Tour of MUN BOTANICAL GARDEN – July 29

A Virtual Tour/Presentation of MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s Newfoundland, with Todd Boland, B.Sc., M.Sc. Horticulturist – Thursday, July 29th. FREE Event.

About this event

We love bringing garden people together! With all the limited travel opportunities right now, the Canadian Botanical Garden Society (CBGS) has decided to bring the gardens to you in collaboration with the Canadian Garden Council. We have invited our colleagues at Destination/Botanical Gardens, located along the Canadian Garden Route, to offer virtual garden presentations that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Our Virtual Garden Presentation Tours continue on Thursday, July 29th with a presentation tour of MUN Botanical Garden, St. John’s, Newfoundland with guest presenter Todd Boland, B.Sc., M.Sc. Horticulturist. (Our list of gardens and guest presenters for the first series of virtual presentations is listed below.)

  • Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 (7-8 pm EDT)MUN Botanical Garden (Memorial University, Newfoundland), St. John’s, Newfoundland
  • Guest Presenter: Todd Boland
  • FREE EVENT: Register by clicking on this link.

The Garden: MUN Botanical Garden

Located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is the province’s premier botanical garden.

MUN Botanical Garden has cultivated gardens and meandering trails nestled in a spectacular boreal forest with beautiful displays of native and exotic plants, perennial and vegetable gardens.

Five breathtaking trails that wander through trees, waterways, wetlands, and scenic vistas, over 250 species of vascular plants, 120 species of birds, and 26 species of butterflies.

Devoted to RESEARCH and EDUCATION, 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.

Guest Presenter: Todd Boland, B.Sc., M.Sc. Horticulturist

Todd Boland has been gardening for over 40 years. Todd is currently the research horticulturist at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Botanical Gardens. As a result of his love of gardening, he is the author of several books, including Favourite Perennials for Atlantic Canada, Wildflowers of Nova Scotia, Wildflowers of New Brunswick, Wildflowers and Ferns of Newfoundland, Trees, and Shrubs of the Maritimes, and Trees and Shrubs of Newfoundland and Labrador.

All of the Virtual Garden Tours on the Canadian Botanical Garden Destinations series are free to attend. Enjoy!

About: Canadian Botanical Garden Destinations – Virtual Garden Presentation Tours
Our monthly Virtual Garden Tours are hosted live on Zoom and are free to attend. Simply register here. You can soak up the beauty of the plants, the colour explosion, and the history of these wonderful gardens as told by the passionate people who are the driving force behind these must-see garden destinations. They will share wonderful photographs of their gardens.
Garden enthusiasts of all levels enjoy and benefit from visiting destination/botanical gardens during any season. They provide inspiration, education, and wonder for those who enjoy visiting gardens or who have their own garden at home.

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021 (7-8 pm EDT)
Jardin botanique de Montréal, QC
Guest Presenter: Anne Charpentier, M.Sc., M.A., Director

Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 (7-8 pm EDT)
Assiniboine Park Diversity Gardens, Winnipeg, MB
Guest Presenter: Gerald Dieleman, Senior Director, Horticulture

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021 (7-8 pm EDT)
VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC
Guest Presenter: t.b.a.
More Virtual Garden Tours to be announced!

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