Kentucky Places: Lexington Cemetery

Seeing as spring has sprung early (seriously - we had about 2.2 days of winter this year), flowers and trees are all blooming. One of the most beautiful places to watch this transformation is at the Lexington Cemetery.

Founded in 1849, the Lexington Cemetery skirts downtown with over 170 acres of land, and has has over 200 species of trees including dogwoods, color crab apples, ornamental magnolias and pink weeping cherries. Throughout the season, cemetery visitors can find beautiful gardens of annuals and perennials.

First 5 photos courtesy of Dee Fife. Last photo courtesy of the Lexington Cemetery. 

To learn more about the horticulture, or even the notable people buried on the grounds (including my mom - she is notable to me :), visit