Columbus Landmarks Foundation and Friends of Green Lawn Cemetery are pleased to offer seasonal tours that focus on both the art of Green Lawn Cemetery and the botanical features of this very special park.
Green Lawn is Central Ohio’s preeminent 19th century cemetery, reflected in roots to the Cemetery Beautiful Movement in New England. Green Lawn Cemetery encompasses more than 200 years of Columbus history, stories, and architectural preferences, and is home to champion trees, diverse old growth species, and wildlife.
Stories of explorers, war heroes, and even a Greek princess all are part of the open book of Columbus’s largest Cemetery Beautiful resting place and special park. We will explore the lives of some of these lesser known but very notable Columbus residents. Randy Rogers, Green Lawn trustee and naturalist, will help us observe and understand spring growth and birding activity while David Binkovitz, Columbus Landmarks Foundation tour guide and historian, will share architectural and historical details along this lesser known path.
Meet at the Huntington Chapel at 2 pm, located past the main office and the entrance on Greenlawn Avenue, and after a very brief orientation, we will caravan by cars to the southern-most section of Green Lawn Cemetery for our walk.
Save the date for upcoming 2017 Seasonal Walks at Green Lawn Cemetery on July 30 (summer), and October 29 (autumn) – all Sundays at 2 p.m.