Our volunteers lead on-site walking tours,present "virtual" PowerPoint tours for groups meeting off-site, and host easy volunteer mornings of weeding and stick pick-up in the lovely central Gathering Area we developed in 2010 where visitors are encouraged to picnic and rest.
With permission from the City of Greensboro's Cemetery Superintendant, we encourage projects that offer respectful respite and appreciation of Green Hill Cemetery as a historical, horticultural, and urban ecological asset.
New in 2017 -- visit http://arcg.is/1qbv48 to access a City of Greensboro Geographical Information System (GIS) application introducing you to over 900 trees and shrubs now formally identified and labeled, including their GPS locations in Green Hill Cemetery! Hundreds of trees and shrubs now are formally identified and labeled in Green Hill! This project reflects the combined efforts of a professional botanist volunteer, City of Greensboro GIS staff, and City of Greensboro Cemetery staff, coordinated by Friends of Green Hill Cemetery. Whether you're sitting at a computer or visiting Green Hill with your cell phone, you now may learn about the genus and species and common name of specific trees and shrubs in Green Hill, with links to additional botanical information. Thanks to all who made this unique resource possible!
Thanks to the Piedmont Bird Club, five bird nesting boxes were installed in Green Hill in 2017!
To volunteer with Friends of Green Hill Cemetery (FoGHC), contact Ann Stringfield atinfo@FoGHC.org
For more information about the cemetery visit our Resources page.
We always appreciate donations for benches and new projects! Visit our Support page!
Green Hill Cemetery was established in the mid-1800's by the City of Greensboro. Managed by the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department, today Green Hill is enlivened by visitors, flora, and fauna, providing a park-like setting for remembrance, contemplation, respite, and education about local history, people, and nature.
Friends of Green Hill Cemetery (FoGHC) is a volunteer-lead organization formed in 2009 to provide historical tours, do a wee bit of weeding, and raise funds for enhancement of the plants and structures within Green Hill Cemetery -- Greensboro NC's oldest active public cemetery of over 50 acres adjacent to downtown Greensboro.