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On Sale Now – Fifth Annual Historic Beer Barons Tour!

Enjoy Beer and Food samples in the cemetery’s picturesque Wildwood Valley Gardens then explore the history of beer in St. Louis on a tour with our master guides. Find more details below.   *You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.*     Thank you to…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough The passionflower is a fascinating genus containing a number of vining species, each displaying a spectacular flower with an interesting history.  In the 15th century, Spanish missionaries traveling to the Americas encountered different species of Passiflora, and upon describing the plant, they adopted the unique characteristics…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough One of the more curious plants at Bellefontaine is the Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha).  With a storied history, the Franklin tree has confounded the botanical world since its discovery in the late 18th century.  John and William Bartram, father-and-son botanists, first described Franklinia during their travels…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor, Kyle Cheesborough The recently established meadow in Bellefontaine Cemetery’s Evergreen Meadow was seeded this past February with a mixture of native grasses and perennials.  Also included are a few annual and biennial species, such as the black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). These short-lived plants provide quick color, to distinguish…...

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