Elmwood Cemetery History and Tree Tour

Sponsoring Organization: Detroit Garden Center

Location : Elmwood Cemetery is located at 1200 Elmwood, an extension of McDougall Ave., Detroit, MI. just north of E. Lafayette and two blocks north of E. Jefferson

Description of the Event: Join the Detroit Garden Center for a guided history and tree tour of Elmwood Cemetery. This popular event is always a highlight of the Detroit Garden Center's program year. Back by popular demand, Chancey Miller, Elmwood Historian, and Cheryl English, Advanced Master Gardener, will again team up to share the history of Michigan's leading citizens interred in the cemetery and tell the stories of some of the over 80 species of woody plants found on the property. Considered one of the top ten historical cemeteries in the United States, Elmwood is a fine example of the Rural Cemetery Movement. Its rolling terrain and waterways remain unchanged since Detroit's earliest history. Elmwood Cemetery is located at 1200 Elmwood, an extension of McDougall Ave., just north of E. Lafayette and two blocks north of E. Jefferson. The orange roofed church on the northeast corner of E. Lafayette and McDougall is a good landmark (church is located across the street from Detroit's Martin Luther King Jr. High School). The driveway north of the church leads into the cemetery. Qualifies for Master Gardener educational hours. Fees: $15.00 Members and $20.00 Non-Members.

Education Credit Hours: 2

Website Link for Event: http://detroitgardencenter.org/regform.html