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Virtual Tour/Presentation of MUN Botanical Garden (Memorial University of Newfoundland) with Todd Boland, B.Sc., M.Sc. Horticulturist

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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 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 Boranical Garden, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Guest Presenter: Todd Boland, B.Sc., M.Sc. Horticulturist

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MUN BOTANICAL GARDEN

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

A place to explore and play, the MUN Botanical Garden has cultivated gardens and meandering trails nestled in our spectacular boreal forest. You’ll discover beautiful displays of native and exotic plants, perennial and vegetable gardens, with a few surprises along the way!

Explore five breathtaking trails that wander through trees, waterways, wetlands and scenic vistas. Be immersed in nature with 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.

The Garden is a not-for-profit charity as part of the university's inclusive community, which creates and inspires understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas to further Memorial's mission of research, education and engagement.

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

Todd Boland has been gardening for over 40 years. Todd is currently the research horticulturalist 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.


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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!

Become a Member of CBGS or Make A Donation

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

Please consider supporting the Canadensis Botanical Garden Society by becoming a member or making a donation at the link below: https://jardincanadensisgarden.ca/donations/memberships/

By making a donation, you contribute directly to our mission to build Canadensis: The Garden Of Canada.

About Canadian Botanical Garden Society (CBGS)

CBGS is leading the movement to build CANADENSIS, a Botanical Garden in Ottawa. Our mission is to create a legacy botanical garden for Ottawa, our Capital and Canada, benefiting all Canadians for generations to come.

Canadensis will be a beautiful and diverse botanic garden that provides all visitors with educational, interactive and enjoyable experiences in a unique, sustainable environment. The Garden promotes a deeper understanding of our intimate interdependence with nature and encourages the commitment and passion necessary to pursue environmentally responsible lifestyles.

The Canadensis Site - A Central Location of National Significance

Located along Prince of Wales Drive and adjacent to the Historic Rideau Canal at Hartwells Locks, our National Botanical Garden occupies a 34-acres parcel of land at the southeast corner of the Central Experimental Farm.

With the addition of Canadensis to the existing Canada Agricultural and Food Museum, Fletcher Wildlife Garden, National Arboretum, Central Experimental Farm Ornamental Beds and Commissioners’ Park Floral Displays, these varied attractions will provide a unique horticultural hub. This exciting world-class garden destination will benefit the greater community as well as visitors from across Canada and elsewhere.

Find out more about Canadensis: The Garden of Canada


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Our Vision and Mission

The vision:

“Canadensis is a magical botanic place where visitors can enrich their lives with unique learning experiences that excite and stimulate the senses”.

The mission:

“Canadensis is a beautiful and diverse botanic garden that provides all visitors with educational, interactive and enjoyable experiences in a unique, sustainable environment. The Garden promotes a deeper understanding of our intimate inter-dependence with nature and encourages the commitment and passion necessary to pursue environmentally responsible lifestyles”.

This is accomplished by:

  • Protecting and preserving, for future generations, the diversity, durability and uniqueness of flora that grow in Canadian climates;
  • Showcasing the ongoing innovations and research taking place in horticulture including environmental sustainability and biodiversity;
  • Demonstrating the impact of our evolving climate on plant life and its effect on our lives.

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