The Arboretum

Arboretum Landing Page

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the true gems of the Greater Cincinnati region. The 733-acre garden serves as an incredibly beautiful horticultural educational facility for the Cincinnati community and for the region as a whole. Its heritage is tied to a strong, continuing tradition of horticulturists embedded in Spring Grove’s leadership.

Spring Grove's Arboretum is proud to be a Level III Accredited site, as awarded by the Morton Arboretum Register. The Morton Arboretum (http://www.arbnet.org/arboretum-accreditation.html) has established the Morton Register of Arboreta and a basic system of accreditation to recognize arboreta of various degrees of development, capacity, and professionalism. Spring Grove is only one of two historic cemeteries to achieve the enhanced Level III designation for arboretum standards.

The mission of Spring Grove's Arboretum is to collect and display woody plants to enhance the educational, outreach, and research opportunities for its visitors. The Arboretum continues to focus on plant selections and their use in managed urban landscapes throughout the Midwest. In addition to managing and expanding existing selections, another goal of the Arboretum is to establish new collections of Midwest natives and nonindigenous species, and ultimately, to develop gardens that express and promote the vital relationship that exists between plants and people.

The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of Spring Grove Cemetery’s heritage and to promoting environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.

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Obituaries

Howard Ayer, 92
Born: Saturday, July 26, 1924
Died: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Debbie Weaver, 61
Born: Wednesday, March 07, 1956
Died: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Peggy A. Spitler, 85
Born: Tuesday, August 18, 1931
Died: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Janet Leonard, 85
Born: Tuesday, June 14, 1932
Died: Sunday, July 16, 2017

Allen Diehl, 93
Born: Friday, February 08, 1924
Died: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Upcoming Events

Jul 25Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jul 25Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jul 27 - Jul 27Champion Tree Tram Tour
Jul 30Walk of Angels 5K
Jul 30Public Tram Tour July
Jul 30Public Tram Tour 7/30
Aug 01Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Aug 02August Public Tram Tour
Aug 02 - Aug 02Summer Concert - Cincinnati Brass Band
Aug 05Weekend Walkabout / August