Lakewood’s tree canopy is one of the most beautiful and serene aspects of our landscaping. After recently losing hundreds of trees to the emerald ash borer, we are now working on a plan to start planting a variety of beautiful new trees. 

As part of our plan we've...

This #EarthMonth on our Facebook page we’ve been honoring some of Minnesota’s environmental heroes who are now laid to rest at Lakewood, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our greenhouse operation, and keeping you up to date about our changing tree canopy. For near...

If you’ve visited Lakewood recently, you probably noticed crews at work removing tree remnants from our grounds.

This past winter, the Minneapolis Park Board marked hundreds of our ash trees for removal due to an invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer (EAB).


Internationally renowned earth artist Day Schildkret of @morningaltars brought his nature-based practice to Lakewood last summer to help transform grief into beauty and honor the impermanence of life.

The centerpiece of the event was a free, interactive public art insta...

At Lakewood, we believe it’s time to take a fresh look into the ways we approach death and remembering.

The Lakewood Experience Series is a series of events and activities that offer a range of experiences connected to life’s most meaningful thresholds. These events are...

Introducing the Living Memory Tree, a collective display of remembrance and love.

When you visit Lakewood, something bright and surprising might catch your eye. Proudly perched between the historic chapel and the Garden Mausoleum, Lakewood’s Living Memory Tree is a new...

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...

It’s National Wildlife Week! Today in the Lakewood blog we honor an individual who devoted his life—from his teenage years until his death—to the documentation and preservation of Minnesota wildlife.

In 1890, the Lakewood Cemetery Association donated 31 acres of forest...

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