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Gardens and Tonic: The Many Facets of Horticulture at Historic Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries

September 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


From their very beginnings, Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries featured a vast array of horticulture, and their histories are an interesting story. Join horticulturist Gregg Tepper as he shares with you his experiences as well as the important role of horticulture there, both past and present. This one-hour lecture delves into the gardens, containers, garden graves, and horticultural symbolism used throughout both properties. You’ll be delightfully surprised how a place of eternal rest is also very full of life.

Gregg Tepper, horticulturist at the Arboretum at Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries, is a professional horticulturist, lecturer, consultant, author, and life-long plant, shrub, and tree enthusiast. His experience and career spans over thirty years which include his own horticultural maintenance business; the positions of Wood Path horticulturist and director of horticulture at Mt. Cuba Center; and director of horticulture and board member at Delaware Botanic Gardens where he was instrumental in developing the gardens’ initial horticultural mission and implementing a two-acre meadow designed by world-renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf.


Gardens and Tonic is a series of virtual webinars with horticulture professionals. Grab your favorite beverage and join Julie Jenney from the Scott Arboretum and a featured horticulture professional for plant-related topics, adventures, and stories – as well as design-focused talks on private and public gardens. Time will be set aside to answer your questions. Registration is free but required. Participants must have Zoom downloaded on their computer and be comfortable using it. The webinar link will be included in the confirmation email received after registering online.

Help keep these virtual programs free! If you would like to help fund the G&T series, we invite you to donate online or with a check for your desired amount to: the Associates of the Scott Arboretum with a note on the memo line “For virtual G&T series.” Thank you!


September 30, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Virtual Webinar