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Spring in Action

Here’s a quick look at what’s blooming in the cemetery right now.                             Photos courtesy of staff horticulturist Kyle Cheesborough.      Spike Witchhazel (Corylopsis spicata) – an uncommon shrub in our area and very fragrant.   Daffodils (Narcissus spp.) and Crocus (Crocus tommasinanus & Crocus chrysanthus)  …...

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Coming up at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum

~ Growing Seasons ~ Wildwood Valley Gardens – This year, the first full year for the Wildwood Valley Gardens, will feature a number of interesting plants. In spring look for lenten roses, blue-star and false indigo. During the summer you can find gay-feathers, phlox and a large variety of lilies.…...

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4th Annual Beer Barons Event THIS Saturday!

Did you know Bellefontaine Cemetery has over 50 beer barons and baronesses buried here? In the late 1800’s, St. Louis was a leader in the beer industry due to its geography. The access to lots of clean water and the caves in which to keep the beer cool before refrigeration…...

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First Annual Memorial Lantern Glow

Many thanks to all who attended Bellefontaine’s Inaugural Memorial Lantern Glow event Sunday night. Our Wildwood Valley Gardens twinkled with the many luminaries decorated, dedicated and lit by our approximately 70 attendees, in addition to the hundreds lit representing all those interred in Bellefontaine in the past two years. It was an evening of reflection and remembrance…...

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