Popular Grave Gardeners program accepting applications for Spring 2018

January 11, 2018

The Woodlands’ Grave Gardeners program, which launched in 2016 and quickly became popular, is seeking a new group of volunteers to tend to cradle graves at the cemetery beginning this spring. These cradle graves were designed to be planters in the Victorian era, and volunteers will be tending to their assigned graves throughout the entire growing season (March – November).

Volunteers will receive guidance from the Woodlands through workshops, demonstrations and other events, as well as a wide variety of plant material. They’re also welcome to plant their own additional plants. Workshops will held in February and March to give gardeners a knowledge base for their work and more historical context for the program. 

Grave gardeners are expected to spend 2-4 hours a week caring for their garden, and there may be some challenges, like pests (watch out for those groundhogs munching on your plants) and drought.

Click here for more information and to apply for the program. Application deadline is Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018.

Important Note: Due to a large number of returning Grave Gardeners, only 30 new gardeners will be accepted this year.

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