Gardening Q&A: Ask Our Experts

Gardening Q&A: Ask Our Experts

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Spring is here and Laurel Hill along with its sister cemetery West Laurel Hill, are in full bloom, serving as horticultural retreats for visitors to enjoy. A combined collection of 496 species and cultivars of trees and shrubs benefit the native wildlife and enhance the natural beauty of each site. The quality and diversity in this living collection has earned Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill the certification of a Level II Arboretum and leader in sustainable landscape management. Aaron Greenberg, Board Certified Master Arborist and Arboretum Manager and Gregg Tepper, Horticulturist, oversee the design and maintenance of these beautiful grounds.

They are joining us from the grounds of both Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill in this informal Q&A to share their expertise and answer your questions. So whether you are a new or seasoned gardener, this is a chance to ask the experts!

The free discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm on Zoom. A What to Expect email will be sent to all ticket holders Monday, April 27 with information on how to log in for the discussion. The event is free but donations of any size to the Friends are appreciated. Donations can be made through the ticketing link.

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    Public Programs are Suspended Due to COVID-19

    Until Further Notice

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    Gardening Q&A: Ask Our Experts

    Gardening Q&A: Ask Our Experts

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Spring is here and Laurel Hill along with its sister cemetery West Laurel Hill, are in full bloom, serving as horticultural retreats for visitors to enjoy. A combined collection of 496 species and cul…

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    Yoga in the Cemetery Goes Virtual

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    Find inner tranquility and balance during a one-hour yoga virtual session led by experienced yoga instructor, Emily Tara Sabalbaro. Emily teaches an all-levels, slow-flow class that enhances alignment…

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