Activities of the Foundation

In 1995, the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation was founded as a non-profit 501(c)(3) exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. Through the sponsorship of events, tours, workshops and seminars, the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation serves to promote Spring Grove's cultural, historic, and natural resources.

The Foundation also plays an important role in promoting the arboretum by supporting its development and display of plants, including rare or unique species, and conducting programs and studies of horticultural education. Spring Grove's finely designed and maintained landscape continues to attract visitors to its world-class arboretum and nature sanctuary. 

Docent Program

Developed by the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation in 2004 to further promote Spring Grove's historic and natural resources, the Docent Program has enlisted and trained volunteer guides who conduct historical tours and represent Spring Grove in its community outreach to schools, social groups and civic organizations. Our docents are helpful and friendly to the thousands of visitors who pass through the iron gates of the cemetery each year to attend a tour or special event program.

The interest and passion about history, art, architecture, and landscape by the docents is infectious and new docents are quickly caught up in an atmosphere which breeds a love for history and its impact on today’s world. If you love art, architecture, history, and horticulture, then consider joining the Docent Program.

To experience Spring Grove’s art, history, architecture, and horticulture in person, the Spring Grove Heritage Foundation sponsors public and private walking/tram/bus tours from April through October. More information about our events and public tours may be found on our events page, and private group tours may be booked through the tour coordinator by calling 513.853.6877 email at tcoordinator@springgrove.org.

Obituaries

Marian Lindberg, 85
Born: Friday, July 31, 1931
Died: Friday, January 20, 2017

Thomas Pelzel, 59
Born: Saturday, August 17, 1957
Died: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Anita Kathleen Whisma-Holler, 63
Born: Monday, July 06, 1953
Died: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Estella White, 97
Born: Wednesday, December 24, 1919
Died: Sunday, January 15, 2017

JoAnn Benkert, 80
Born: Tuesday, December 15, 1936
Died: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Upcoming Events

Jan 24Grief to Peace / Tri County
Jan 28Winter Tree Identification
Feb 053rd Annual Chocolate In the Chapel
Feb 21Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Feb 23 - Feb 23Proper Pruning Techniques
Feb 26Maple Syrup Tapping
Feb 28Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 04Pruning Seminar
Mar 04 - Mar 04Owl Prowl
Mar 21Grief to Peace / Spring Grove