Meet our 2016 Grave Gardeners!
Taking The Woodlands from eternal rest, to garden best.  


Who are The Woodlands Grave Gardeners? 
The Grave Gardeners are a new group of 75 volunteers who have each been assigned a cradle grave to adopt at The Woodlands. These graves were originally designed to be planters, and would have been planted by loved ones in the Victorian era. Our new Grave Gardeners will tend to their assigned cradle grave throughout the entire growing season. 

What will the Grave Gardeners be planting? 
All gardens will be designed with the Victorian Garden aesthetic in mind. An approved planting list has been created by The Woodlands to help guide the gardeners. 

How do you become a Grave Gardener?
The application period for this season has ended, but we hope to extend the program next year, if funding allows. Keep your eyes out for our application period in Winter 2017!

We'll be updating this page throughout the growing season, and are planning a Garden Fête in September for the public to view the gardens and learn more about the project. More information is coming soon!

Thank you to all of our Grave Gardener funders and sponsors for supporting this project
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Garden Club of America
North Creek Nursery
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)


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