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Regular Season 2024

What's Up in the Sky?

Join us for this presentation as we look to the skies and learn about the celestial bodies visible at different points of the season. This event is available on the first and last Sundays of each month, from 1:00-2:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm. All sessions will include a 30 minute planetarium film and 20 minutes of live show led by Intergalactic Garry Dymond, a member of our Interpretation team. Garry is an amateur astronomer with 50 years of experience and is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

Garry will present the night sky, focusing on what we can see during the month right here on the Northeast Avalon. This guided virtual tour of the night sky will teach you to spot and identify a number of constellations, stars, planets, and more.

The session will take place indoors, in our portable StarLab. Please note you will be sitting on cushions on the floor.

Show is for ages 5 and up.

Admission is $5.00 +HST. Please note this fee does not include access to our exhibits.

Location Johnson Geo Centre

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds

Join Horticulturist and Nursery Manager Tim Walsh and learn how we have been successfully growing vegetables in raised beds for over 30 years. He'll take you through site selection, construction, soil and vegetable selection to ensure you are eating healthy this year from your own backyard

$30

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Practical Pruning

This workshop is for the home gardener curious about the “who, what, when, where, and how” of pruning both ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs, and vines. The workshop will include a theory/in class crash course, a tour through the garden to discuss techniques for pruning and identifying specific plants, and a practical component with hands-on learning. If you have them, please bring gloves, eye protection, and a pair of secateurs.

$40

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Create Your Own Alpine Trough Garden

The Newfoundland climate is very well suited for alpine plants and many gardeners have constructed some fine rock garden examples with large boulders on sloped terrains. But not all alpines need the hard work and space needed to grow these remarkable plants. In this three hour class, Tim Walsh, MUNBG’s Horticulturist and Nursery Manager will help you construct your very own alpine trough, plus teach you the correct soil, site and plant selection to adorn your creation. These “mini-rock gardens” make perfect garden features and come out large on the smallest deck or the grandest patio.

$80

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Geo Centre Summer Camps

Join the Johnson Geo Centre for summer fun in our Science Camps!

Spark your child's curiosity for science by joining Camp Geo! Camp includes experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities to make any child mad for science.

Please use this page to select and pay for your chosen week(s) of camp. If you are registering more than one child in the same week, please adjust the quantity accordingly. If you have a Season Pass holder discount code, please enter that as a Promo Code on the checkout page.

So that we have all the details about your child(ren) that we need to get them set up for a successful camp experience, please download our Camper Information Sheet, complete, and return to us by email at geocentre@mun.ca

Location Johnson Geo Centre

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Pests and Diseases

What’s wrong with my plant?

Summer is the time of year to watch for insect and disease issues on our outdoor plants. Join Todd Boland, our Garden Horticulturalist, as he shows and describes the more common insect, disease, or physiological plant problems we are likely to encounter in the Greater St. John’s area.  Feel free to bring along a sample of a plant problem you have for us to discuss with the group.

$30

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Succulent Dish Gardens

Sometimes doing the dishes can be fun! A garden in a dish! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a beautiful indoor garden with a choice of succulents, dishes, and accessories, all while learning the essentials of potted garden design and plant care to ensure your masterpiece thrives.

$65 Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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Regular Season 2024

What's Up in the Sky?

Join us for this presentation as we look to the skies and learn about the celestial bodies visible at different points of the season. This event is available on the first and last Sundays of each month, from 1:00-2:00pm and 3:00-4:00pm. All sessions will include a 30 minute planetarium film and 20 minutes of live show led by Intergalactic Garry Dymond, a member of our Interpretation team. Garry is an amateur astronomer with 50 years of experience and is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

Garry will present the night sky, focusing on what we can see during the month right here on the Northeast Avalon. This guided virtual tour of the night sky will teach you to spot and identify a number of constellations, stars, planets, and more.

The session will take place indoors, in our portable StarLab. Please note you will be sitting on cushions on the floor.

Show is for ages 5 and up.

Admission is $5.00 +HST. Please note this fee does not include access to our exhibits.

Location Johnson Geo Centre

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Vegetable Gardening in Raised Beds

Join Horticulturist and Nursery Manager Tim Walsh and learn how we have been successfully growing vegetables in raised beds for over 30 years. He'll take you through site selection, construction, soil and vegetable selection to ensure you are eating healthy this year from your own backyard

$30

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Practical Pruning

This workshop is for the home gardener curious about the “who, what, when, where, and how” of pruning both ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs, and vines. The workshop will include a theory/in class crash course, a tour through the garden to discuss techniques for pruning and identifying specific plants, and a practical component with hands-on learning. If you have them, please bring gloves, eye protection, and a pair of secateurs.

$40

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Create Your Own Alpine Trough Garden

The Newfoundland climate is very well suited for alpine plants and many gardeners have constructed some fine rock garden examples with large boulders on sloped terrains. But not all alpines need the hard work and space needed to grow these remarkable plants. In this three hour class, Tim Walsh, MUNBG’s Horticulturist and Nursery Manager will help you construct your very own alpine trough, plus teach you the correct soil, site and plant selection to adorn your creation. These “mini-rock gardens” make perfect garden features and come out large on the smallest deck or the grandest patio.

$80

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Geo Centre Summer Camps

Join the Johnson Geo Centre for summer fun in our Science Camps!

Spark your child's curiosity for science by joining Camp Geo! Camp includes experiments, demonstrations, and hands-on activities to make any child mad for science.

Please use this page to select and pay for your chosen week(s) of camp. If you are registering more than one child in the same week, please adjust the quantity accordingly. If you have a Season Pass holder discount code, please enter that as a Promo Code on the checkout page.

So that we have all the details about your child(ren) that we need to get them set up for a successful camp experience, please download our Camper Information Sheet, complete, and return to us by email at geocentre@mun.ca

Location Johnson Geo Centre

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Pests and Diseases

What’s wrong with my plant?

Summer is the time of year to watch for insect and disease issues on our outdoor plants. Join Todd Boland, our Garden Horticulturalist, as he shows and describes the more common insect, disease, or physiological plant problems we are likely to encounter in the Greater St. John’s area.  Feel free to bring along a sample of a plant problem you have for us to discuss with the group.

$30

Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

Regular Season 2024

Workshop: Succulent Dish Gardens

Sometimes doing the dishes can be fun! A garden in a dish! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create a beautiful indoor garden with a choice of succulents, dishes, and accessories, all while learning the essentials of potted garden design and plant care to ensure your masterpiece thrives.

$65 Please note there are no refunds on workshop registrations, however tickets are transferable.

Location Memorial University Botanical Garden

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