Monday, October 22, 2012

Spring Grove Cemetary and Arboretum

A few months ago, I shared a cemetary garden from my hometown of Cleveland.  I found another beautiful cemetary that  I'd like to share, this time near my current residence.   The Spring Grove Cemetary and Arboretum is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.  It covers 733 acres, 400 of which are landscaped.  Visitors will see a variety of plantings including daffodils, weeping cherry trees, rhododendrons, roses, lilies, and chrysanthemums.  Spring is my person favorite time to visit.  The weeping cherry trees are just gorgeous! 



The cemetary dates from 1844 when members of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society formed a cemetary association.  If you roam around, you may find the graves of such notable individuals as Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States, Alphonso Taft, father of William Howard Taft, William Procter and James Gamble, founders of Procter and Gamble, and Bernard Kroger, founder of Kroger Supermarkets.


The cemetary is open daily from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.

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    1. It is. I'm thinking if I'm still in Cincinnati when I die, this would be a nice final resting place. (Kind of morbid, huh? LOL!)

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  2. how interesting to have such a beautiful atmosphere for a cemetery. Very nice

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    1. It's definitely not a morbid, gloomy one!

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  3. Beautiful! I love cherry trees :)

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