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2020 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 while welcoming today’s generations. Click below to register online for these free events or call us at 419-472-2186.


Woodlawn Cemetery will be postponing all programming for the foreseeable future per the current recommendations from the Ohio Health Department. We strive to be a place for people in even the worst of times, yet we feel it is our responsibility to take this action. We are pleased to say the grounds will continue to remain open and we encourage you to come visit. However, out of respect for other visitors, please avoid being here in large groups and practice appropriate social distancing.

The office will remain open and our hours are unchanged. We are continuing to provide services to all the families who choose Woodlawn and our grounds staff will maintain the cemetery to the high standard that we have all come to appreciate. We will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks, appreciate your understanding and look forward to renewing our normal schedules. 

If you have any further 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. 


Birds of Woodlawn: Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Join us each week as we document the Birds of Woodlawn. From migrating to nesting birds, we will explore many natural habitats. From beginners to experienced birders, all our welcome. Please bring binoculars and bird guides, if you have them. Note that inclement weather may cancel a walk.

Woodlawn Walkers: Wednesdays, May 6th – October 28th, 9:00 a.m.
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 of Woodlawn Series: Fourth Tuesday of the month: March - November
March: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.April - August: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
September: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
October and November: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Spend the evenings with Amy Stone of Ohio State University Extension on a discovery of trees series. With over 100 different species of tree in Woodlawn’s Arboretum it can be tricky to tell them apart! On the tree identification walk, 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.

Spring Litter Pick Up:  Thursday, April 23rd:  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Volunteers needed to help us keep Woodlawn Beautiful, by picking up litter.  Meet at the main office at 3:00 p.m. and get supplies.  It is also national picnic day, so the hot dogs are on us. 

Tree and Tombstone:
Spring: Sunday, May 17th : Fall: Sunday, October 11th - 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. Our Tree and Tombstone Tours are the ideal opportunity to enjoy both the season and history. The 90 minutes of leisurely walking, accompanied by our knowledgeable naturalist historians through our nationally recognized arboretum. (This event is free and open to the public.)

May Spring Bloom Photo Blitz: Sunday, May 17th : 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Woodlawn Cemetery with Kohnes Camera and Photography will host Spring Bloom Photo Blitz Sunday, May 17th from 8:00 to 11:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum.   Participants pick up a bloom map and stroll on their own and can walk with guides from Woodlawn and Kohnes starting at 9:00 am. Help us document the spring flowering trees at Woodlawn.  In the spring the grounds of Woodlawn are in bloom with thousands of flowering trees and shrubs - pinks, mauves, yellows and whites.  It is one of the largest collections of spring flowering trees in NW Ohio.    Simply send us your best shots, and you will be part of the spring bloom digital show, posted on our web site. (With your credit) We will have experts on hand of tree identification as well as photo tips.


Red, White and Blue Day: Friday, May 22nd

Each year, volunteers from all corners of the community help the Woodlawn staff prepare for its special Memorial Day celebration. Spend an hour or spend the whole day with us as we place thousands of American flags around the cemetery in honor of the veterans laid to rest at Woodlawn. It’s an uplifting, kinship-building experience—don’t miss it!


Monthly Summer Evening Strolls:
Second Thursdays 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. This tour begins at 6:00 p.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Our guides will lead us on the discovery of history, art and nature.

For all events park along the drive through the main gates off Central Avenue.

Click below to register online for these free events or call us at 419-472-2186.

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