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Horticulture and Buildings of Forest Hills Cemetery

01 July 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Organized by: Forest Hills Cemetery and Forest Hills Educational Trust
Venue: Forest Hills Cemetery, Visitor's Kiosk
95 Forest Hills Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA
02130

FHET welcomes author and historian Anthony Sammarcofor a Sunday afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour

 

Some of the 19th century's preeminent architects, including William Preston, Gridley Fox Bryant, and Van Brunt and Howe, designed Forest Hills Cemetery's Main Gate, stone bridge, and 19th century buildings as well monuments and mausoleums for wealthy clients. Forest Hills Cemetery’s founder, Henry A.S. Dearborn, was a civic leader with expertise in law and politics, as well as in landscape design and horticulture.

The first president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Dearborn, along with others, helped shape the rural garden cemetery movement in the United States.

 

Anthony Sammarco leads you on a tour exploring the theme of horticulture and architecture at Forest Hills Cemetery.