Oakland Cemetery Spring Tree Walk
Photo by Dinny Addison
Meet Caroline Riggins, Oakland Cemetery volunteer, for a noontime spring tree walk. This lunchtime walk will provide an introduction to many species, including many Georgia natives. Oakland was founded in 1850 and these trees have watched Atlanta grow. Some, including a magnificent Southern Magnolia, are Atlanta Champion trees and many have stories to tell. You will hear these stories, see a number of our oldest trees, and be introduced to a few outstanding new varieties. The walk will be at an easy pace and is stroller friendly. Feel free to bring drinking water, cameras and note-taking supplies. Please don’t leave valuables unattended in your vehicle.
Caroline Riggins is an Atlanta native with a lifelong passion for plants. She obtained her degree from UGA in Horticulture and has operated a small landscape design and installation company in Atlanta with her husband for 33 years. That experience gave her a deep understanding of how things grow. She is recently retired now but am still an active gardener. She is now volunteering at Oakland Cemetery which is a plant lover’s paradise.
Special thanks to the City of Atlanta for supporting Trees Atlanta’s Tree Walks.