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Lakewood’s greenhouse

Lakewood maintains one of the largest cemetery greenhouse operations in the country. The greenhouse staff grows and plants more than 95,000 flowers each season. About 50 formal flower beds and 1,500 monument urns are planted by greenhouse staff each spring.

The design of the formal flower beds strongly reflect Lakewood's commitment to history. Most beds feature the same flowers year after year. In spring, red tulips are visible from either side of the front gate at the 36th Street entrance. In summer, Lakewood’s cannas decorate the entrance. Cuttings taken each season allow the greenhouse to propagate a variety of cannas no longer available anywhere else.

The greenhouse offers fresh floral bouquets, potted plants, Easter lilies, poinsettias, and evergreen wreaths according to the season. We can place flowers for you on an ongoing basis or just once. Learn more about our placement program.
Watch video of Greenhouse Operation, Then and Now..

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