Monday, July 11, 2016

Whipps Garden Cemetery

This gem of a cemetery and garden was bought in 1855 for $73.25 and has been revived during the last 30 years by the Friends of the Whipps Cemetery, Maryland Master Gardeners, and other local groups – even an Eagle Scout project.  Numerous signs are scattered throughout with histories and names of plants, and every season showcases different flowers and colors.  For more history go to

Dysart McMullen (1882-1973), a local poet, walked through the site with his nursemaid and later recalled a “child’s grave surrounded by a picket fence less than a foot high which is still remembered by one of the children who strolled among the tombstones.”
Videos on the cemetery HERE and the restoration HERE

Location: 3651 St. John’s Lane  Ellicott City

©2016 Patricia Bixler Reber
Forgotten history of Ellicott City & Howard County MD

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