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Bowring Park, St John's.

In 1914 the Bowring family donated fifty acres of park to the citizens of Saint John's. Originally designed in the Romantic style, the park has since been much enlarged and included wilderness trails and wooded ravines. A lovely park, it attracts admiring visitors even in winter. It is open daily, year round, and admission is free, but please check their website for details.


The Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, St John's

Located in St. John’s, this 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 resource centre for basic and applied botanical research and education with a particular interest in the flora of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Visit their website for operation hours and admission charges and much more.










Please also visit Old London Maps on the web as many of the maps
and views available there have plans and depictions of gardens from
the medieval period through to the late nineteenth century.

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