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Volunteerism at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum

– by Dan Fuller, Volunteer Coordinator Guides, Gardeners, and Greeters, oh my!!! People are often surprised that I am a Volunteer Coordinator at a cemetery.  Though after only a small amount of explanation, my job and all the volunteer activities at Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum, are completely understandable.  Volunteerism in…...

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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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