Spring Walk at Green Lawn Cemetery
Join us for a guided walking tour of historic Green Lawn Cemetery. The spring walk will focus on trees of the ancient and original mixed forest that became Green Lawn Cemetery. In addition, some of the oldest graves of Columbus notables like Dr. Benjamin Gard rest here. Gard was the first adult burial in Green Lawn, and died saving others in the 1848-1849 Columbus cholera epidemic. We will explore how the cemetery came into being, the original site of the superintendent’s house, and the stories behind the architectural and historical markers in this premier Victorian cemetery and very special park.
Tour is led by Randy Rodgers, executive director and naturalist of Green Lawn, and Doreen Uhas-Sauer, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Columbus Landmarks. This two hour tour begins at the Huntington Chapel, located near the center of the cemetery.
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members
Tour proceeds are shared support the work of Columbus Landmarks and Friends of Green Lawn … we thank you!