Love Your Burial Ground Week

Saturday 5th June 2021 - Sunday 13th June 2021

This Love Your Burial Ground Week (5-13 June) neighbours Exeter Cathedral and the Devon & Exeter Institution are joining together to celebrate Cathedral Green as a tree-filled green space in the heart of Exeter, and as the old burial ground for the city of Exeter.

Cathedral Green has been popular with generations of visitors as a place to enjoy a fine view of the Cathedral and the wonderfully varied architecture of the Close, as a meeting place for solemn and joyful occasions, and to enjoy some leisure time and eat a picnic. If visitors pause for a moment they will see that it is not only fine architecture on display, but also a wealth of different tree species. Join us this Love Your Burial Ground week to discover more.

  • Follow the trail on Cathedral Green to find out more about the diversity of tree species, and a little bit of history
  • Visit the special exhibition of tree-themed poetry in the Devon & Exeter Institution
  • At Exeter Cathedral, see a special scrapbook giving a glimpse at life on Cathedral Green in the 1950s
  • Join us at the Devon & Exeter Institution for a day of family-friendly activities and crafts on Saturday 12 June 10am-2pm



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