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Last updated: 3/14/19

Forest Hills horticulture and architecture walking tour

Anthony Sammarco leads you on a tour exploring the theme of horticulture and architecture at Forest Hills.

Many of the 19th century’s preeminent architects, including William Preston, Gridley Fox Bryant, and Van Brunt and Howe, designed Forest Hills Cemetery’s main gate, stone bridge, and 19th century buildings along with monuments and mausoleums for wealthy clients.

Forest Hills’ founder, Henry A.S. Dearborn, was a civic leader with expertise in law and politics, as well as in landscape design and horticulture. The first president of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Dearborn, along with others, helped shape the rural garden cemetery movement in America.

This walking tour lasts up to 90 minutes, with frequent stops over varied terrain. Meet at the Visitor’s Circle just inside the main gate. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.