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If you’ve visited Lakewood recently, you probably noticed trees that have green markings or crews at work removing trees from our grounds. Lakewood’s tree canopy is undergoing some changes. Many of our ash trees have been marked for removal by the Minneapolis Park Boar...

March 16 - April 3, 2020 | By appointment only, $20 per basket

We’re introducing a new family basket planting activity in the greenhouse this year! Make your planting appointment by calling 612-822-2171 or send us an email: info@lakewoodcemetery.org.

Between March 16 and...

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Buy Greenhouse Tour Tickets, $10 >

Plus sales tax and service fees.

Lakewood is a unique green space in the heart of Minneapolis — with 250 acres of ornate gardens, scenic vistas and endless knolls dotted with old-growth trees — all open to the publ...

Before the last of the snow has melted into the ground and the first robins hop onto bare branches, preparations have been underway to welcome spring at Lakewood. We sat down with Greenhouse Manager Paul Aarestad to learn what keeps the greenhouse and grounds staff bus...

In the 1890s, Charles Loring and Florence Barton may have seemed an unusual match. He was, after all, an “elderly” widower of 62 when they married on Thanksgiving Day in 1895. Charles’ first wife, Emily, had died of cancer in April the year before. At 44, Florence was...

Fall is a busy time for Lakewood's greenhouse manager Paul Aarested as he and his crew of 10 prepare the cemetery for winter. He took some time to answer a few questions about how they put Lakewood’s gardens to bed and ready the grounds for spring.

Q: What exactly do yo...

Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 12 - 4 p.m.

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Celebrate the beauty of fall at Lakewood's Fall Colors Cel...

One of the most beautiful collections of trees in Minneapolis can be found at Lakewood Cemetery.

Lakewood’s first trees were a stand of naturally occurring mature oaks in the northwest quadrant of the cemetery. These stately trees (no longer standing) were well suited t...

If you’ve been following our blog throughout National Garden Month, you’ve learned about Lakewood’s greenhouse, garden, and horticultural history. Today we look at Lakewood’s connection to one of the nation’s most elaborate urban garden and recreation systems—the Minne...

You may know that Lakewood is one of the only cemeteries in the country that continues to operate a full service greenhouse operation on site. But did you know that Lakewood was once the largest floral wholesaler west of Chicago? Or that Lakewood’s largest greenhouse i...