Harry Campbell Neel, our founder, graduated Yale University with a masters degree in Forestry. When designing the park, he brought in many kinds of plants and statuary that would enhance the beauty and elegace of the natural landscape. The decision was also made to bring in imported art work of historical and religious significance along with planted trees and shrubs indigenous to the area. 


Jefferson welcomes gardening clubs and local students to visit and learn about the wide variety of specimens within the cemetery grounds. We currently offer a self guided tour with a map of 30 of our most unique specimens. Each plant along the tour is marked with a yellow name plate identifying both the common and botanical names.  

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