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Arboretum

MISSION

 

Harry Campbell Neel, our founder, graduated Yale University with a masters degree in Forestry. When designing the park, he brought in many kinds of plants and statuary that would enhance the beauty and elegace of the natural landscape.

The primary purpose of the Arboretum of Jefferson Memorial Park Inc. is to promote the beauty and serenity of the cemetery. This is achieved by planting as many trees, shrubs and flowers as possible that will survive in our climate to highlight existing park features and encourage public enjoyment of the park.

We welcome groups of visitors such as college classes and garden clubs to utilize the cemetery and arboretum for educational purposes. Jefferson welcomes gardening clubs and local students to visit and learn about the wide variety of specimens within the cemetery grounds. We currently offer a self guided tour with a map of 30 of our most unique specimens. Each plant along the tour is marked with a yellow name plate identifying both the common and botanical names.

 

RICH BIODIVERSITY

 

Our Arboretum collection currently contains over 200 distinct species, cultivars or varieties of trees and shrubs, including 50 North American native species, 20 unique conifers and 14 varieties of oaks. We are a level 2 accredited arboretum through ArbNet, the interactive community of arboreta.

 

TAKE A TOUR

 

We currently offer a self guided tour with a map of 30 of our most unique specimens. Each plant along the tour is marked with a yellow name plate identifying both the common and botanical names. Visit our administrative building to get a printed map.

To view the complete Arboretum of Jefferson Memorial Park collection (along with maps and plant descriptions), visit Plantsmap.com.

We welcome groups of visitors such as college classes and garden clubs to utilize the cemetery and arboretum for educational purposes. Please reach out to superintendent@jeffersonmemorial.biz if your organization is interested in scheduling a guided tour or other collaboration with the Arboretum.

 

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