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

Paul W. (Chris) Christensen, Jr. , 94
Born: Saturday, January 31, 1925
Died: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Donald Tunison, 92
Born: Saturday, July 16, 1927
Died: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Vivian Fleming, 97
Born: Monday, December 25, 1922
Died: Monday, January 13, 2020

Altha McNeil, 70
Born: Thursday, March 17, 1949
Died: Monday, January 13, 2020

Nancy DeCamp Bahlman, 91
Born: Thursday, December 13, 1928
Died: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Upcoming Events

Jan 21Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Jan 25Winter Tree Identification
Jan 28Grief to Peace / Tri County
Feb 026th Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 06 - Feb 06Moonlight Winter Hike / FEB
Feb 17Presidential Connections Presentation
Feb 18Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 20 - Feb 20Proper Pruning Techniques
Feb 25Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 07 - Mar 07Owl Prowl