New Brunswick Botanical Garden, Edmundston

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
The New Brunswick Botanical Garden is a provincial park located in suburban Saint-Jacques neighbourhood in Edmundston, New Brunswick. Situated on 7ha next to the Madawaska River, it has more than 80,000 plants, making it the largest arboretum east of Montreal. The Botanical Garden opens in early May and is open daily for the summer season. In addition to the Botanical Gardens, the Province of New Brunswick also maintains an antique automobile museum on the same grounds. The Trans Canada Trail also passes beside by the park.HistoryThe Botanical Garden opened in June 1993. A lack of operating funds nearly caused it to close a few years after its inauguration. The garden was rescued by leaders of the University of Moncton Campus at Edmundston (UMCE), which was subsequently given the mandate to manage the Garden from 1997 to 2007.In November 2006, the UMCE informed the Province of New-Brunswick, Tourism and Parks Department, that they would not renew their management contract and on June 21, 2007 the City of Edmundston signed an agreement with the minister of Tourism and Parks for New Brunswick for one-year management of the Garden. Ultimately, the City declined to get involved directly with the management and that mandate was transferred to the New Brunswick Botanical Garden Society. A five-year agreement was signed in April 2008 between these three organizations to ensure the functioning and long-term development of the Garden.
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  • There are relatively few tourist attractions in this region, so we decided to visit this Botanical garden while in northernmost Maine. It was a big disappointment since most of the flower beds contain...  read more »
  • This was an entirely pleasant stop for myself and my husband during a drive home to Maine from Quebec via New Brunswick. We are glad that we went and would probably return, especially during a differe...  read more »
  • I thought this would be a special treat for my wife as we began our trip out east. Complete disappointment, save the trip. Every thing was dry, weeds and a complete lack of maintenance. We joked that ...  read more »
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