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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. 

Birds of Woodlawn - each Friday from 9:00am - 10:30am 

Join us each week 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.

  • 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. until October 25th 

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 Forest Cemetery historians 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.

Thursday, June 8th - TPS: The Past Speaks, Robyn Hage Docent 

Thursday, July 13th - Architects, Ted Ligabel Docent

Thurday, August 10th - The Art of Woodlawn - Ed Hill Docent - Registration Required of August tour: 



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