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

Robert "Bob" Ferguson, 86
Born: Thursday, March 03, 1932
Died: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Raymond Kathmann, Sr., 91
Born: Thursday, August 12, 1926
Died: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Janice Hunter, 76
Born: Thursday, January 01, 1942
Died: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Gertraud Palacios, 81
Born: Friday, January 29, 1937
Died: Monday, July 16, 2018

Terry Kessler, 72
Born: Thursday, April 04, 1946
Died: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Upcoming Events

Jul 24Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jul 24Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jul 26 - Jul 26Champion Tree Tram Tour
Jul 26 - Jul 26Summer Concert - Ohio Military Band (Oak Hill)
Jul 28Full Moon Night Walking Tours
Jul 28Stories of the Norman Chapel
Jul 28FULL**Night Watchman Tour
Jul 28Monuments By Moonlight
Jul 28FULL**Stories In Stone
Jul 28Horticulture By Moonlight