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

Lawrence A. Smith, 98
Born: Wednesday, September 17, 1919
Died: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Diane Bliss, 66
Born: Friday, April 27, 1951
Died: Monday, January 15, 2018

Raymond “Ray” George Laubenthal, 79
Born: Friday, July 15, 1938
Died: Monday, January 15, 2018

Robert L. Burton, 79
Born: Wednesday, August 17, 1938
Died: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Alfred Joseph Ciani, 71
Born: Saturday, June 29, 1946
Died: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Upcoming Events

Jan 23Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jan 27Winter Tree ID
Feb 044th Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 19Presidential Connections Presentation
Feb 20Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 22 - Feb 22Proper Pruning Techniques
Feb 25Maple Syrup Tapping
Feb 27Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 03 - Mar 03Owl Prowl
Mar 10Pruning Seminar