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2023 Events . . . The History, Nature and Art of Woodlawn

Visitors are welcome to step back into history and experience Woodlawn’s beautiful blend of nature and art: one hundred and sixty acres of stately trees and statuary. With our schedule of annual, seasonal and collaborative events, Woodlawn preserves its historic roots as we move forward to restoration. 

If you have any questions please contact Patty Toneff - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our office - 419-472-2186.

Litter Pick up Day
in Celebration of Earth Week
Tuesday,, April 20th
5:30 - 7:00 pm
In partnership with Partners for Clean Streams Woodlawn is hosting a litter clean up evening in celebration of Earth Week.  Volunteers are needed to help keep Woodlawn Cemetery, green and clean. All supplies and tools will be provided. Meet in front of the administration office for supplies and maps. We suggest participants wear long pants and shirts. Each participant will receive a reusable grocery bag, as well as tips on ways to reduce plastics.  
Arbor Day Tree Planting Events
Friday, April 28th
Beginning in the early 1870’s Arbor day is marked by the planting of trees and emphasizes caring for them as a way to sustainably protect our planet’s natural resources. This Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th Woodlawn and Forest will be honoring this tradition with a Celebration of Tree program and tree planting:  
Forest Cemetery at 3:00- 4:00pm
at the Mulberry Meadows section   
Woodlawn Cemetery at 6:00 – 7:00pm
by the Bike path entrance by the Gunckel monument.
All are welcome.
Birds of Woodlawn 
Fridays,  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Join us each week on Fridays as we document the Birds of Woodlawn. From migrating to nesting birds, we will explore many natu-ral habitats. From beginners to experienced birders, all our welcome. Please bring binoculars and bird guides, if you have them.

Tree Series with Amy Stone 
Fourth Tuesday of each Month starting in March 

Spend the evenings discovering trees. With over 100 different species of trees at Woodlawn, it can be tricky to tell them apart! On the tree identification walks, participants will be focusing on the subtle but easy cues that lead directly to identifying a tree. Learn techniques on diagnosing some common (and maybe not so common) tree problems. Which ones need immediate attention and which ones are just cosmetic and won't compromise the health of the tree. We will be meeting at three different locations within the Cemetery to highlight all the Arboretum throughout the series.

  • March 28, 6-7:30 pm,     Main Entrance on Central Ave. 
  • April 25, 7-8:30 pm,        Hillcrest Avenue Entrance
  • May 30, 7-8:30 pm,        Main Entrance on Central Ave. 
  • June 27, 7-8:30 pm,       Overland Bike Trail Inside the Cemetery (by the Gunckel Pyramid)
  • July 25, 7 – 8:30 pm,      Main Entrance on Central Ave
  • August 22, 7-8:30 pm,    Overland Bike Trail Inside the Cemetery (by the Gunckel Pyramid)
  • Sept. 26, 6-7:30 pm,       Hillcrest Avenue Entrance
  • Oct. 24, 5-6:30 pm,        Overland Bike Trail Inside the Cemetery (by the Gunckel Pyramid)
  • Nov. 28, 3-4:30 pm,        Main Entrance on Central Ave


Woodlawn Walkers - each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.  starting May 3rd 

Whether you’re interested in a stroll or a power walk, join us each Wednesday on a two mile path around Woodlawn. Drop in for one week or all four months. Get healthy and rejuvenated as you walk among the beautiful arboretum and the historical architectural features. Each participant will get a walking log to keep track of your progress.

Tree and Tombstone Tours:

  • Spring: Sunday, May 21th - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fall: Sunday, October 15th - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The beauty of Woodlawn may change with the seasons, but its rich history is constant. The many family stories contained within its gates are literally etched in stone. The 90 minutes of leisurely walking, accompanied by our knowledgeable naturalist and historians through our nationally recognized arboretum tells our community history.

Fridays at Forest Cemetery 
Tree and Tombstone 

1704 Mulberry St., Toledo, OH

11:00 am - Noon 

  • June 9th
  • July 14th
  • August 11th
  • September 8th 

Join OSU Extension Educator, Amy Stone to explore the Trees of Forest Cemetery, along with historian Becky Vissor to hear family stories contained within its gates are literally etched in stone.  Meet at the Main gates. 

Summer Evening Strolls 
Second Thursday of June, July and August  

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a twilight walking tour through the grounds of the cemetery. Our guides will lead us on the discovery of
history, art and nature.


Click here or fill out the form below to register online for these free events or call us at 419-472-2186.


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