Application open for 2019 Grave Gardeners program

January 7, 2019

Photo courtesy of The Woodlands.

Do you want to learn how to tend to planters and help beautify a historical cemetery in West Philly? The Woodlands is currently accepting applications for their 2019 Grave Gardeners program.

The Grave Gardeners are a group of volunteers who are each assigned a “cradle grave” at The Woodlands. These graves were originally designed to be planters and would have been planted and cared for by loved ones in the Victorian era. The Grave Gardeners tend to their assigned cradle grave throughout the entire growing season, from March to November. A wide variety of plant material will be provided to gardeners by The Woodlands. Group workshops, demonstrations, and planting happy hours are also scheduled throughout the season. 

The application period for this season is open until January 15th. If you want to become a Grave Gardener, please go here for more information. Please note that due to the popularity of this program and large number of returning Grave Gardeners, only 30 new gardeners will be accepted this year.

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