Friends of Green Hill Cemetery
For the Living!

Tours


HISTORICAL and/or BOTANICAL walking tour dates, times, and starting locations are posted here and are announced on our FACEBOOK site.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/52050422262/

Enjoy a 3-minute video about Green Hill Cemetery!

2020 Walking Tours    (Dates may change due to Corona virus concerns)

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020, 9-11 a.m.  "The Plants & The Planted" Historical Walking Tour with several plants mentioned along the way.  Led by a  volunteer.   Enter Green Hill from Wharton Street at the stone gate nearest Fisher Avenue (not at the Cleveland Street gate).  Park on any cemetery road.  $5/person paid on-site.  Reservations are NOT required for this walking tour.  Bad weather cancellations will be posted here and on FACEBOOK.

  • Sunday, May 10, 2020, 2-4 p.m. "The Plants & The Planted"
    ​Historical Walking Tour with several plants mentioned along the way.  Led by a  volunteer.   Enter Green Hill from Wharton Street at the stone gate nearest Fisher Avenue (not at the Cleveland Street gate).  Park on any cemetery road.  $5/person paid on-site.  Reservations are NOT required for this walking tour.  Bad weather cancellations will be posted here and on FACEBOOK.

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020, 10-11 a.m.  A SHORTER primarily botanical Walking Tour with several plants mentioned along the way.  Led by a  volunteer.   Enter Green Hill from Wharton Street at the stone gate nearest Fisher Avenue (not at the Cleveland Street gate).  Park on any cemetery road.  $5/person paid on-site.  Reservations are NOT required for this walking tour.  Bad weather cancellations will be posted here and on FACEBOOK.

  • Sunday, November 1, 2020, 2-4 p.m. "The Plants & The Planted" Historical Walking Tour with several plants mentioned along the way, led by a volunteer.   Enter Green Hill from Wharton Street at the stone gate nearest Fisher Avenue (not at the Cleveland Street gate).  Park on any cemetery road.  $5/person paid on-site.  Reservations are NOT required for this walking tour.  Bad weather cancellations will be posted here and on FACEBOOK.
EXPLORE Green Hill Cemetery Trees and Shrubs ANYTIME!

Wander around Green Hill's 51-acres and read professional labels on over 700 trees and shrubs to learn the plant's botanical Family, Genus, Species, Common Name, and native origins. 

Or from your computer or cell phone visit  http://arcg.is/1eiPS8  to access a City of Greensboro Geographical Information System (GIS) application introducing you to those 700 trees and shrubs.

This tree inventory project reflects the combined efforts of a professional botanist volunteer, City of Greensboro GIS staff, and City of Greensboro Cemetery staff, facilitated by Friends of Green Hill Cemetery (FoGHC). Thanks to all who've made Green Hill Cemetery a sort of "accidental arboretum!"

TIPS for TOUR-GOERS

  • All tours are hosted by Friends of Green Hill Cemetery (FoGHC) volunteers.  Tour fees and donations benefit Green Hill Cemetery.
  • Optional tour booklets are available for purchase on-site for an additional $5.
  • Walking tours are weather dependent.  Volunteer tour leaders may  reschedule or may simply cancel tours in bad weather.  To confirm if a tour will proceed in "iffy" weather, visit this web page and/or e-mail [email protected] and/or visit  FACEBOOK
  • If paying by check, make checks 
    TO:      Friends of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Foundation 
    FOR:  Friends of Green Hill Cemetery
  • Questions?  Contact a Friends of Green Hill Cemetery volunteer
    ​at 
      [email protected]

2020 Professional Botanical Walking Tours!  

(Dates may change due to Corona virus concerns.)


Each spring and autumn, a professional Botanist leads an extensive botanical walking tour of Green Hill Cemetery.  These professionally-led tours: 
are $5/person, require reservations, are limited to 25 persons, may last up to 2.5 hours, and are not planned far ahead because their dates depend on leaf conditions and on the Botanist's availability.  Once a professionally-led tour date is announced, request a reservation by ​e-mail to   [email protected]

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 2-4 p.m. Professional Botanical Walking Tour of Green Hill Cemetery.  Reservations are required!  
Email [email protected] to receive a reservation.
Rain date for this tour is Sunday, May 3, 2020, 2-4 p.m.  All confirmed registrants will receive an email if the rain date is necessary.​
2020 Virtual Tours (PowerPoint presentations)

A delightful 35-45 minute PowerPoint presentation about Green Hill Cemetery -- "The Plants & The Planted" -- introduces your group to persons buried in Green Hill as well as an interesting selection of plants thriving there.  Presentations can be arranged for groups that prefer not to walk. 
You provide the presentation's indoor location and: 
1- an HDMI-capable flat screen TV  or 
2- a laptop projector and projection screen onto which we can project our presentation. 

A Friends of Green Hill Cemetery (FoGHC) volunteer brings a laptop computer and our PowerPoint presentation.  For these "virtual tours" (PowerPoint presentations) the cost is $5/person with a guaranteed minimum of 10 persons attending.   To request that a volunteer provide this  presentation to your group, contact   ​ [email protected]
Fringe tree in full bloom!