The turn of the seasons brings new growth and beauty into the world, including in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Not only are the trees and bushes showing renewed color and foliage. Families are encouraged to plant bulbs or beautify the graves of loved relations and friends with cut seasonal flowers. Just a gentle reminder that while life goes on, those dear to us are not forgotten.
Even in the barren cold, there are visible signs that families have visited to honor their loved ones. Those spots of color amidst the grey stones and sculptural shapes of the bare trees add greatly to the beauty of the cemetery.
Prospect Hill has many visitors, some of the non-human variety. A large buck was spotted numerous times over last summer, and this red-shouldered hawk was one of two seen in the cemetery in December.
Landscape Architect, Floura Teeter Landscape Architects, Inc. Lydia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Maryland and Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. With nearly 30 years in practice, she has developed a specific expertise in site design projects for healthcare, senior living, academic and other institutional facilities with an approach that focuses on the ways landscapes can contribute to both human and environmental health.
In early November, the board of Prospect Hill welcomed Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. (“Johnny O”) to join them in saying farewell to the cemetery’s iconic copper beech. The tree, approximately 125 years old, was dying and was subsequently removed later that month by the Ex-Cel Tree Company.
November 6-13, 2020 was declared “Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery Week” in Baltimore County by County Executive John A. Olszewski, Jr.