Summer programs at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
It's never too early to think about summer and what you might want to do for fun and excitement.Programs in the summer at Mount Auburn can range from wine tastings to butterfly talks. The programs at the cemetery are unique and open to the public. ... Read More
Since its founding in 18
31 by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society,
Mount Auburn has been maintained with the highest regard for
horticultural excellence. Plant materials from around the world were
introduced there even before the onset of the American public parks
movement and the creation of botanical gardens (other than the Bartram
Garden in Philadelphia). Many plantings have survived the ravaging
storms and droughts-summers of the past 180 years; some of the oaks even predate the Cemetery’s founding.
Unlike most botanic gardens and arboreta, their plants are not grouped
systematically. One does not need to go to a single area to see the
Dogwoods. They are planted throughout the grounds. This “landscaped”
collection is as much a study of landscape designs as it is a place featuring a diverse array of plants.
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