Happy 150th Canada Series: Newfoundland Botanical Garden

CANADA 150 BIRTHDAY (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sea Shells') by Gabriela Delworth

To start my Happy 150th Canada Series I am taking you to the Newfoundland Botanical Garden. Also known as The Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden and MUN Botanical Garden

It is located within Pippy Park, at 306 Mount Scio Road in St. John's. This is one of my most favorite places. It is Canada's most eastern city.

It took me almost a whole day to visit it the Newfoundland Botanical Garden. Dress comfortable as you will be walking quite a bit there. Wear hiking shoes. Also bring your camera. You will want to document what you see as you go. There is so many beautiful things to see. Although it is a botanical garden there are also amazing nature trails. It feels as you were there all by yourself! Will show you more on my next posts.

The Newfoundland Botanical Garden is a "live wealth" of information. Plants and trees are labeled with their names and full details. My visit was a continuous learning experience.
These flowers above are Cosmos bipinnatus, called "Sea Shells". They are native from Mexico. I absolutely felt in love with this tree trunk above. The background, wood texture, the plants growing on it. Had to snap a photo.

Facts about Newfoundland:

Official flower: Purple Pitcher Plant
Official tree: Black Spruce
Official bird: Atlantic Puffin
Official animal: Caribou
Official mineral: Labradorite
Official dog: Newfoundland & Labrador Retriever

Stay tuned for more!

A must visit if you make it to Newfoundland. Here is information about how to get there.
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