Sweet Auburn, Summer 1993

Sweet Auburn Summer 1993

Inside this Issue…

Mount Auburn for the Mantel – The Bigelow Chapel Girandoles by Ed Polk Douglas
Girandoles were ornate 19th-century candalabras hung with cut-glass prisms; Douglas details William F. Shaw’s creation of ¬†‘Bigelow Chapel Girandoles,’ featuring the South view of the Chapel on the base of girandole.

I.P.M. Program at Mount Auburn’s Greenhouse by Sarah Doremus
Using an Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.) system, the Greenhouse has introduced biological predators and parasites into the landscape, is exploring pest-resistant plants, and embraced biorational pesticides instead of using traditional, chemical-laden pesticides.

New Interment Space and Special Memorials
In keeping with the guidelines set forth in the Master Plan, construction for new interment space at Aronia and Azalea Gardens has begun. There are additional commemoration options available through special new ‘living memorials’ – plaques affixed to trees and flower beds.

Biographical Note: William Brewster (1851-1919)
Noted American ornithologist, organizer of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, and founding member of the American Ornithologists’ Union, William Brewster is buried at Lot #1099, Larch Avenue.