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Lecture: Urban Cemeteries as Horticultural Opportunities

Monday, November 25, 2013

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is noted for its contributions to horticulture in the 19th century. Today, it strives to reach a new generation of horticulturists and the public at large. The challenges and benefits of turning urban cemeteries into treasured urban green-spaces will be explored.

Speaker Dennis Collins is the Horticultural Curator for Mount Auburn Cemetery, a position he has held for the past eighteen years after five years there as an arborist. He trained at Stockbridge in Agricultural Science, holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts and a MSc from the University of Edinburgh, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scotland. He also teaches at Arnold Arboretum and Tower Hill Botanic Garden, both in Massachusetts.

Location

The Arsenal in Central Park Accessible
830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan
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Location Details:
Third Floor Gallery

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Community Outreach

Contact Number

(212) 360-8240

Contact Email

Kaitilin.Griffin@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

History, Talks

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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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