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Blooms at Mount Auburn

June 10, 2019

Mount Auburn’s landscape is composed of a diverse array of plants and trees that come into bloom at different times and in different seasons.

What’s in Bloom: Week of June 17, 2019

Kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa, many locations

Tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipifera, several locations

Washington hawthorn, Crataegus phaenopyrum, Central Ave.

Northern catalpa, Catalpa speciosa, Spirea Path

Sweet bay magnolia, Magnolia virginiana, several locations

Common privet, Ligustrum vulgare, several locations

Climbing hydrangea, Hydrangea anomala ssp. Petiolaris, Meadow Rd.

Black-leaf elderberry, Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’, Blue Jay Path

‘Aurora’ dogwood, Cornus xrutgerensis ‘Rutban’, Almy Rd.

Snowball viburnum,Viburnum plicatum ‘Grandiflorum’ Fountain Ave., Swan Ave.

Weigela, Weigela florida, Sparrow Path

Giant onion, Allium giganteum ‘Globemaster’, Flagpole

Narrow-leaf bluestar, Amsonia hubrichtii, Flagpole

Virginia sweetspire, Itea virginica, several locations

Japanese spiraea, Spiraea japonica, many locations

Delphinium, Delphinium sp., Greenhouse garden

Love-in-a-mist, Nigella damascana, Greenhouse garden

Lupine, Lupinus sp., Greenhouse garden

Foxglove, Digitalis sp., Greenhouse garden

Mountain bluet, Centauria montana, Greenhouse garden

False sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides, Greenhouse garden

Red salvia, Salvia sp., Greenhouse garden

Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolius, Chickadee Path

Pinxterbloom azalea, Rhododendron periclymenoides, Azalea Path

 ‘Knockout’ rose, Rosa ’Radrazz’, Spelman Rd.

Rose, Rosa sp., many locations

Partridge-berry, Mitchella repens, Ivy Path

Inkberry, Ilex glabra, many locations

Mockorange, Philadelphus sp., several locations

Arrowwood, Viburnum dentatum, several locations

Siberian iris, Iris siberica, Azalea Path

Linden, Tilia sp., several locations

Deutzia, Deutzia gracillis, several locations

Petunia, Petunia sp., Halcyon Ave.

New Guinea impatiens, Impatiens sp., several locations

Foam flower, Tiarella cordifolia, Fountain Ave.

Wild indigo, Baptisia ‘Carolina Moonlight’, Lime Ave.

Dianthus, Dianthus ‘Rocking Red’, Fountain Ave.

Lady’s mantle, Alchemilla mollis, Amaryllis Path

Columbine, Aquilegea canadensis, several locations

Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia, many locations

Japanese snowbell, Styrax japonicus ‘Pink Chimes’, Asa Gray garden

Upright wild ginger, Saruma henryi, Asa Gray garden

Astilbe, Astilbe cv., Asa Gray garden

Peony, Paeonia lactiflora, Sphinx

Japanese tree lilac, Syringa reticulata, several locations

Sheep laurel, Kalmia angustifolia, Ivy & Holly Paths

Fragrant snowbell, Styrax obassia, Primrose Path

Winterberry, Ilex verticillata, several locations

Pink-flower indigo, Indigofera amblyantha, Linden Path

Catmint, Nepeta ‘Blue Wonder’, Azalea Path

Meadow sage, Salvia nemerosa ‘Blue Hill’, Azalea Path

False Indigo, Baptisia australis, Azalea Path

Wild bergamot, Monarda fistulosa, Azalea Path

Butterfly bush, Buddleia alternifolia, Spelman Rd.

Water lily, Nymphaeaa odorata, Willow Pond

Alpine aster, Aster alpina, Ash Ave.

Cutleaf stephanandra, Stephanandra incisa, several locations

Creeping mint, Meehania cordata, Fountain Ave.

Sweet shrub, Calycanthus sp. several locations

Common alumroot, Heuchera americana, several locations

Shrubby cinquefoil, Potentilla fruticosa, Hyacinth Path

Goldenstar, Chrysogonum virginianum, Garden Ave.

Bellflower, Campanulaa persicifolia, Yew Ave.

Bloody cranesbill geranium, Geranium sanguineum, Yew Ave.

Gas Plant, Dictamus albus, Yew Ave.

Bugleweed, Ajuga reptans, Garden Ave.

Flame azalea, Rhododendron calendulaceum, several locations

Golden Alexander, Zizia aurea, Mountain Ave.

Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis, Mountain Ave.

Bluestar, Amsonia tabernaemontana, Mountain Ave.

Lanceleaf coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata, Mountain Ave.

Phlox, Phlox sp., Mountain Ave.

Ohio spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis, Mountain Ave.

Wild bleeding heart, Dicentra eximia, Main office

Gaillardia, Gaillardia sp., Ash Ave.

Spotted dead nettle, Lamium ‘White Nancy’, Daffodil Path

Begonia, Begonia sp., several locations

Rhododendron, Rhododendron sp. several locations

Yellow flag iris, Iris pseudacorus, Auburn Lake

Wild ginger, Asarum canadense, Dell Path

Memorial Day Weekend Hours 2019

May 24, 2019
Administration Office Hours
Saturday, May 25, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Visitors Center Hours
Saturday – Monday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Greenhouse Hours
Saturday, May 25, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 26, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, May 27, 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Grove Street Gate Hours
Saturday – Monday 8:00 am – 6:30 pm

Bigelow Chapel Open House
Sunday, May 26, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Memorial Day 2019: Floral Tributes

April 30, 2019

We are now accepting Floral Tribute orders for Memorial Day 2019. 

Our current offerings include potted plants for placement at lots, graves, and outdoor niches and cut flower bouquets for placement at our indoor columbaria.



Important Dates:
* Orders for Memorial Day must be placed by May 16th.
* Tributes will be placed on the grounds the week of May 20th.
* Tributes will be removed from the grounds the week of June 10th.