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The William Halbrooks Arboretum at Oak Hill Cemetery

The William Halbrooks Arboretum at Oak Hill Cemetery

Description

Oak Hill Cemetery was founded in 1853 and has a 175-acre footprint with over 70,000 internments within the City of Evansville.  The William Halbrooks Arboretum is named after the facility’s third Superintendent and was established in 2017 to provide a quiet and healing landscape for mourners while respecting the history and dignity of those interred at Oak Hill Cemetery.  It will promote public awareness and appreciation of urban greenspaces by providing a safe, serene and beautiful setting.  A core goal is to protect and cultivate existing trees and woody shrubs, while augmenting the historic landscape by selecting and appropriately locating new acquisitions.  Additionally, it will promote general awareness and appreciation for trees and landscaping through social media, publications and public events.  There are over 120 individual tree species representing within the Halbrooks Arboretum.

 

Address
1400 E. Virginia St., Evansville, Indiana 47711, United States,
37.981698 -87.538283
Telephone
812-435-6045
E-Mail Address
ccooke@evansville.in.gov
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