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First Thursday Botanizing Walk, Swan Point Cemetery

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

road with trees at swan point cemeterySwan Point, a 200-acre historic garden cemetery in Providence, was established in 1847 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  Kelly M. Perry, Director of Horticulture, Greenhouse Operations and Educational Outreach at Swan Point Cemetery, will guide us through the many landscapes of Swan Point.  

Swan Point is particularly known for its variety of specimen trees, both native and introduced, many of which are Rhode Island Champion Trees.  On our walk we will visit one of these, a more than 200-year-old sassafras with a girth that can be circled by 5 adults.

Directions/Parking Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906

From I-195 eastbound

  • Take Exit 1A (Gano Street).
  • Turn left onto India Street.
  • Continue onto Gano Street.
  • After .5 miles, turn right at the light onto Pitman Street.
  • After .2 miles, turn left at the light onto Butler Avenue.
  • Proceed about .4 miles, at which point Butler Avenue becomes Blackstone Boulevard.
  • Bear left to continue on Blackstone Boulevard.
  • After 1.3 miles, the entrance to the main gate of the cemetery will be on your right.
  • Drive through the main gate, where a Swan Point staff member will direct you to parking.

From I-195 westbound

  • Take Exit 1D (Gano Street, India Point).
  • Turn right onto Gano Street.
  • Proceed .4 miles,  then turn right at the light onto Pitman Street.
  • After .2 miles, turn left at the light onto Butler Avenue.
  • Proceed about .4 miles, at which point Butler Avenue becomes Blackstone Boulevard.
  • Bear left to continue on Blackstone Boulevard.
  • After 1.3 miles, the entrance to the main gate of the cemetery will be on your right.
  •  Drive through the main gate, where a Swan Point staff member will direct you to parking.

This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Walk Series. See our Botanizing Walks home page for important details about our botanizing walks including how to join our e-mail list for this walk series.

Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence
585 Blackstone Blvd
Providence, 02906
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Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

Swan Point Cemetery, Providence
585 Blackstone Blvd
Providence, 02906
+ Google Map