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

Jeanne Claire nee Black, 91
Born: Saturday, August 14, 1926
Died: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

David Corwin, 92
Born: Saturday, November 29, 1924
Died: Monday, September 18, 2017

Doris Reis, 92
Born: Tuesday, November 25, 1924
Died: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Barbara Billups, 76
Born: Thursday, May 15, 1941
Died: Friday, September 15, 2017

Charles W. Cooper, 81
Born: Saturday, April 11, 1936
Died: Friday, September 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

Sep 21 - Sep 21Twilight Tour / September
Sep 23Beekeeping 101
Sep 24September Public Tram Tour
Sep 24Public Tram Tour Sept
Sep 26Grief to Peace / Tri County
Oct 04October Public Tram Tour
Oct 07Weekend Walkabout / October
Oct 0812th Annual 'Cruise In' Car Show
Oct 15Autumn Color Walking Tour
Oct 17Grief to Peace / Spring Grove