Friends of the Garden

Maintaining our gardens for learning & enjoyment

The Friends of the Garden were created to help maintain the specialist plant collections on campus—including the Herb Garden, the Native Plant Garden, and the Alumni Gardens. They have worked with the grounds staff to help implement changes to the Alumni Garden that complement the teaching aspect of the garden, while simplifying its management.

The Friends of the Garden was formed in 1999, with Dr. Bernard Jackson hired to coordinate the team of volunteers. Bernard spent 22 years developing the Memorial University Botanical Garden in St. John's, Newfoundland.

The Friends meet every Wednesday morning, to help with various garden activities on campus, and while here, have developed some close friendships while adding a few plants to their own gardens.

Volunteer with us

Membership is free to Active Members who volunteer 40 hours a year.
Membership is $25.00 per year for Supporting Members.

For more information contact:
Chelsea Baird, (902) 893-5447 or by email: