Spring Grove Dogwood LbNA # 45401
|Placed Date||Jan 24 2009|
|Found By||Kim Possible|
|Last Found||Nov 22 2010|
Spring Grove Dogwood
The Spring Grove variety of the dogwood tree has large, white flowers and bears a larger than normal amount of them. This tree is also more resistant to cold and heat than the average dogwood tree. United States Patent PP08500 was awarded regarding the derivation of this variety of dogwood.
This tree can of course be found in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 4521 Spring Grove Blvd. From I75, exit on W. Mitchell Blvd and drive west to Spring Grove Blvd. Turn left, continue past Winton Road to the entrance to the cemetery on the right.
Spring Grove Cemetery was founded in 1845 and is the second largest cemetery in the US. In 2007, it was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark by the US Park Service.
A map to the cemetery can be found at: http://www.springgrove.org/sg/maps/maps.shtm
Or you can obtain a map at the Visitors Center after entering the main gates of the cemetery.
The Spring Grove dogwood tree can be found in Section 35 across from Section 52.
While admiring this very large dogwood tree, look for the sign letting you know that this is indeed the tree you want to find. While facing that sign, look past it and alittle to the right for a short obelisk. Go to that obelisk, which is 24 paces from where you are standing at the dogwood tree and including walking around the tree and other markers.
You will know that you are at the correct obelisk when you see that it is in memory of Hiram S. Gilmore and his daughter. While reading this, look again to the right where you should see a large tree with vines about 7 paces away. Go to that tree (that was surely more magnificent before the windstorm of September 2008) and look for Spring Grove Dogwood about 2 feet from the base of the tree and tucked into the vine.
Please rehide so that it cannot be seen since this cemetery is very well maintained.