We gather quarterly, weather permitting, simply to weed the central Gathering Area, perform light pruning, and wander the cemetery gathering sticks and placing them in piles near section edges, all of which helps City cemetery crews in their cemetery lawn maintenance. These tasks are so easy, even children can help. Adults, please bring garden gloves and a trowel/spade or pruning shears.
Join us for easy and engaging walking tours to learn about Greensboro's history and the local and unusual plants thriving within Green Hill's 51 acres. Tours are $5/person and begin at the Green Hill Cemetery Wharton Street gate nearest Fisher Avenue, NOT at the Cleveland Street entrance. Bring an additional $5 if you wish to purchase our Green Hill Walking Tour booklet. Group tours can be arranged by request!
Walking tours are weather dependent. Tours may be rescheduled or simply cancelled in bad weather. Alternate tour dates are rescheduled here only if convenient for our volunteer tour leaders.
A 30-40-minute PowerPoint presentation "virtual tour" also can be arranged for special groups at your meeting place. You provide an HDMI capable flat screen TV, or you provide a laptop projector and projection screen or an undecorated wall onto which we can project. We bring a laptop computer and our PowerPoint presentation. For virtual tours, we request a $5/person contribution with a minimum of 10 persons attending. Contact info@FoGHC.org
All tours ($5) and tour booklet ($5) proceeds benefit Green Hill Cemetery and are hosted by volunteers.
Tour Green Hill Trees/Shrubs via computer or cell phone!
New in September 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 in Green Hill Cemetery! 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!
To volunteer with Friends of Green Hill Cemetery, contact Ann Stringfield viainfo@FoGHC.org.