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Plant Geek Day
Plant Geek Day


When: August 24, 2016
Where: Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138
United States
Rena Sumner

Phone: 413-369-4731

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Online registration is closed.


You may register online via the link above or download a printable registration form to send via postal mail with payment. 

In 1831 the Massachusetts Horticultural Society purchased 72 acres of mature woodland situated in Watertown and Cambridge for the creation of a “rural cemetery” and experimental garden.

Mount Auburn in August!

Late summer blooming ornamentals provide plenty of reasons to visit Mount Auburn, though perhaps the best reason to visit the Cemetery in August is to seek shade beneath the Cemetery’s dense canopy of shade trees. Maples and oaks are among the shade trees providing a welcome retreat from the hot summer sun. August’s Horticultural Highlights will include: Summersweet Clethra, Grasses, Goldenrain Tree, Harlequin Glorybower, and Seven Son Flower Tree.

Our Days Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 am

Registration opens at Bigelow Chapel & preview of Plant I.D. Challenge

8:30 am

Welcome and brief history of Mount Auburn Cemetery

9:15 am

Walking ontroduction to Mount Auburn Cemetery

10:15 – 11:15 am

Rotational / concurrent sessions

Tower Wild Flower Meadow and Washington Tower with Steve Jackson

Wildlife Action Plan A Re-introduction at Consecration Dell with Paul Kwiatkowski

11:30 am

Box Lunches at Bigelow Chapel

12:45 pm

Rotational / Concurrent Sessions

New greenhouse tour with Maureen Simonelli

Composting / recycling operation with Paul Walker

2 pm

Thank you and final remarks

2:15 pm

Explore the cemetery on your own or join a guided horticultural walk with Jim Gorman



Remember this will be a day of full walking and exploring so bring your good walking shoes! Receive 2 MCH credits toward continuing education for attending.

DISCLAIMER: Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of MNLA and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or canceled no refunds should be expected. Submission of the registration form acknowledges acceptance of this provision.


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