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

John Thomas Rowell, Jr. , 91
Born: Friday, March 18, 1927
Died: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kathleen “Kathy” Beechem, 67
Born: Tuesday, September 18, 1951
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Nancy Ratliff, 87
Born: Sunday, March 22, 1931
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dimitra Campbell , 80
Born: Sunday, July 10, 1938
Died: Monday, March 11, 2019

James Henry Lockwood V, 90
Born: Thursday, March 22, 1928
Died: Saturday, March 09, 2019

Upcoming Events

Mar 19Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Mar 24Pruning Seminar
Mar 26Grief to Peace / Tri County
Mar 28Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
Mar 31Caracole 5K
Apr 14History In Bloom
Apr 16Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Apr 18 - Apr 18Twilight Tour / April
Apr 21Easter Sunrise Service/Spring Grove
Apr 21Easter Sunrise Service / Oak Hill