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Thank you!

We are truly thankful for your support of the Friends of Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum. This year, the generous donors and volunteers who make up the Friends have provided educational and cultural opportunities to over 6,000 tour and event visitors. Two historic tombs—which would have previously gone unrepaired—were restored to…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor Kyle N. Cheesborough As fall relents to winter, and we experience the first truly cold nights, an interesting phenomenon occurs on a few of our native Missouri perennials.  When nighttime temperatures drop well below freezing but the days remain just above that threshold, ice formations known as ‘frost…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor Kyle N. Cheesborough Fall is in full swing at Bellefontaine Cemetery, and the diverse mix of deciduous trees is putting on quite a show.  As the days begin to shorten, and the temperatures drop, chlorophyll – the structure within a leaf responsible for capturing light and creating energy…...

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Bellefontaine in Bloom

Horticulture Supervisor Kyle N. Cheesborough During the fall, as we anticipate the changing colors of deciduous leaves, many of Missouri’s native trees and shrubs are bearing fruit – often under the cover of the soon-to-be-fallen foliage.  Much of this fruit will be consumed by migrating birds, in dire need of…...

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