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

Robert "Bob" C. Carr, 69
Born: Friday, July 23, 1948
Died: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Elizabeth Jewel Cunningham, 87
Born: Thursday, August 07, 1930
Died: Friday, October 13, 2017

Christopher John Wheat, 66
Born: Friday, December 22, 1950
Died: Friday, October 13, 2017

James T. Williams, 89
Born: Wednesday, December 07, 1927
Died: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dr. Edwin V. Buehler, 88
Born: Monday, September 23, 1929
Died: Sunday, October 08, 2017

Upcoming Events

Oct 24Grief to Peace / Tri County
Oct 29Public Tram Tour October
Oct 29Public Tram Tour Oct
Nov 05 - Nov 11Flags of Honor
Nov 09 - Nov 09Planting for Diversity
Nov 15 - Nov 18Holiday Wreath Project / Volunteer Event
Nov 21 - Dec 13Spring Grove's 3rd Annual Giving Tree
Nov 21Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Nov 28Grief to Peace / Tri County
Dec 07 - Dec 07Holiday Remembrance Service / Spring Grove