Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

Search again Edit this page
United States of America - Ohio - Cincinnati

Institution Code:

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level III

About the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

In 1845, members of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society created The Cemetery of Spring Grove with the hopes “that the natural setting would be a contemplative atmosphere conducive to consolation, commemoration, and education.” More than 160 years later, the marvelous grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum would undoubtedly exceed what the founding fathers intended.

Main Address:
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
4521 Spring Grove Avenue
Ohio 45232 United States of America

Telephone: (513) 681-7526
Fax: (513) 853-6802
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Jerry Wantz, Executive VP of Operations
    Curator's Name: David Gressley, Director of Horticulture
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1845
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 156 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 141 Hectares
  • Total Area: 297 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.16402
    Longitude: -84.52351
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
  • Local Address: 4521 Spring Grove Ave.
  • Locality: City: Cincinnati
  • Locality: State: OH

Features and Facilities

  • Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 141
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 100000
    Number of Volunteers: 30

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 1300
  • Special Collections:Serving as a living horticultural laboratory, Spring Grove’s Arboretum boasts a remarkable 1,300 species with over 1,000 labeled for study and research purposes for universities, nurseries, and growers. The Arboretum is dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the cemetery’s heritage and to the promotion of environmental sustainability while increasing the beauty of the garden.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes