Building a better Lakewood | Learn about our new Welcome Center
April 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Celebrate the beauty of nature at Lakewood this Earth Day! We will be offering tours of our beautiful historic greenhouse and the importance of flowers and nature at urban garden cemeteries like Lakewood. Anyone who participates in a greenhouse tour also gets to take home a perennial from Lakewood to grow in their garden!
In addition to Greenhouse tours, we will have the chapel open for tours, ribbons available for the Living Memory Tree, and more self-guided activities.
$10 in advance / $15 at the door (Cash only at the door – limited availability)
Take in the vibrant beauty of the flowers and greenery that are getting ready to be planted across Lakewood’s grounds, as you learn more about the history of these beautiful greenhouses.
Join Lakewood for a brief tour on the history of our greenhouses, and the important role that nature plays on our sacred grounds. After your tour, you will get to take home a perennial from Lakewood’s Greenhouse to plant in your own garden!
Proceeds from this event benefit the Lakewood Heritage Foundation.
Tours will be approximately 15-20 minutes, standing.
Accessibility note: Due to the historic nature of this space, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs or electric scooters as they will not fit through the narrow aisles.
Tours are $10 in advance (plus taxes and fees) / $15 at the door (Cash only at the door)
Available Tour Times:
10:00am (Sold out)
Tours will meet at a tent outside of Lakewood’s Greenhouse, near our Family Services entrance to the east of the administrative building. Signs will be posted.
Tickets at the Door
Tickets for tours that are not sold out will be available at the door. Tickets are available for cash only.
Street parking is available on all of Lakewood’s roads. Please be mindful of narrow roadways and try not to park on both sides of the street if a road is too narrow.
There is also a bus stop right outside of Lakewood’s gate which is a short walk to the greenhouses.
Biking is also permitted, but for your safety we ask that you park your bike once on the grounds and walk it. There is a bike rack to the west of the main gates.
Tie a ribbon on our Living Memory Tree
Nature plays an important role in memorialization, and we are proud to offer unique and eco-friendly ways to honor those who are loved and missed. The Living Memory Tree is a beautiful tradition that started in 2019 at Lakewood. Write a memory or a name of someone you love and miss on a biodegradable cotton/linen blend ribbon and tie it to the tree in this beautiful example of community memorialization.
In an effort to protect our ecosystem and the surrounding lakes, we ask that you only use ribbons from Lakewood for the Living Memory Tree. These custom ribbons are free to you and are available at many of our events (Like Earth Day) and in our admin office during regular business hours! Please do not bring in silk or plastic ribbons from home.
Help locating graves
If you need help locating a grave, you have a couple of options:
- Visit the Lakewood Burial Search page before your visit, and write or print directions.
- Go to the Lakewood administrative offices during regular business hours, or stop by our Information kiosk on the lower east side of the administrative offices.
- Stop by the green info tent between 10am – 2pm and a Lakewood representative will help you find your loved one.
Lakewood Heritage Foundation
Proceeds from this event will go to replanting trees at Lakewood as part of the Lakewood Heritage Foundations “150 Trees for 150 Years” Campaign.
The Lakewood Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to sustain this local treasure by supporting educational programming and the preservation and restoration of Lakewood’s landscape, art, architecture and public spaces—for the benefit of all. Learn more about the Lakewood Heritage Foundation.