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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

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