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

Betty Lee Schooler, 91
Born: Sunday, June 27, 1926
Died: Thursday, May 17, 2018

C. Sue Harness, 77
Born: Sunday, December 01, 1940
Died: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Michael J. Carson, 54
Born: Thursday, June 06, 1963
Died: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Laverne Hughes, 98
Born: Thursday, January 01, 1920
Died: Monday, May 14, 2018

Lula Pinkston, 90
Born: Saturday, September 10, 1927
Died: Monday, May 14, 2018

Upcoming Events

May 20Heart of a Warrior 5K
May 20May Public Tram Tour
May 20Public Tram Tour May
May 22Grief to Peace / Tri County
May 24 - May 28Memorial Day Weekend Activities
May 24 - May 24Summer Concert - Ohio Military Band
Jun 02Weekend Walkabout / June
Jun 03National Fire Heritage Muster
Jun 05 - Jun 05Summer Plant Identification
Jun 05Tuesday Summer Family Nights