Native Plant Garden Tour of Eternal Meadow

April 2, 2019
by Delana Gbenekama

Native Plant Garden Tour of Eternal Meadow

A version of this article originally appeared in the April/May edition of Seascape

Theodore Payne Foundation's Native Plant Garden Tour
Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Woodlawn Cemetery, Mausoleum & Mortuary
1847 14th St, Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Woodlawn Cemetery will be featured in the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Native Plant Garden Tour, an annual selfguided journey through the region’s most beautiful and inspiring private and public landscapes consisting of native California plants.

2019 marks the 16th annual Native Plant Garden Tour and, for the second year, will include tours of Eternal Meadow, Woodlawn Cemetery’s new green burial section. Green burial is a form of interment designed to have minimal environmental impact. Burials are performed using a simple wooden casket or a shroud made of organic fabric, with no cement vaults and no embalming fluids containing toxic substances such as formaldehyde. With its use of native California plants and wildflowers, Eternal Meadow also provides a habitat for native birds and pollinators such as the endangered monarch butterfly. In October 2016, the cemetery was even designated an official monarch butterfly site by Monarch Watch, the leading conservation group devoted to the preservation of the endangered butterfly species.

Make plans to join us!

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