Sunday, September 23rd, at 1:00 pm
Laurel Hill cemetery is more than a burial ground – it is a historic landscape and public garden that has provided Philadelphians an unmatched horticultural retreat from the city for the last 182 years. John Jay smith, the founder of Laurel Hill, was an avid horticulturalist and designed the cemetery to feature rolling lawns and specimen trees and shrubs. The legacy of Smith’s vision can be seen today in trees that likely date back to the original plantings, as well as new plantings designed to emulate the original historic landscape design.
An Arborist’s Angle, a walking tour through Laurel Hill Cemetery, will highlight some of the most impressive and interesting trees of the cemetery. Join Aaron Greenberg, Laurel Hill’s Arborist, in a discussion of some of his favorite specimens. Special attention will be given to trees with historical significance to Laurel Hill and Philadelphia horticulture, as well as trees exhibiting excellent fall color! Aaron is a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture, and will be available to answer questions about any of the beautiful trees of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
The tour will take place on Sunday, September 23 at 1:00pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members. Reservations are suggested.