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

Ernst Schwab, 94
Born: Saturday, December 30, 1922
Died: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Allan Birr Beach, 90
Born: Tuesday, June 28, 1927
Died: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Charlie Strunk, 46
Born: Thursday, May 27, 1971
Died: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Robert Robinson, 84
Born: Thursday, January 26, 1933
Died: Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Norman G. Faulconer, 83
Born: Friday, December 22, 1933
Died: Saturday, August 05, 2017

Upcoming Events

Aug 17 - Aug 17Twilight Tour / August
Aug 17 - Aug 17Ohio Military Band at Oak Hill
Aug 20CABVI 'Yes You Can' 5K
Aug 22Grief to Peace / Tri County
Aug 22Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Aug 24 - Aug 24Ten Unique Plants for the Landscape
Aug 264th Annual 'An Afternoon with the Beer Barons'
Aug 27Public Tram Tour August
Aug 27Public Tram Tour 8/27
Aug 29Tuesday Summer Family Nights