Seminar: Plants in the Cemetery Seminar: Plants in the Cemetery
Seminar: Plants in the Cemetery
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Plants in the cemetery

At present, plants in the cemetery are mainly viewed from the perspectives of ecology and climate change. Occasionally other important meanings are overlooked. Plants have played and still play an important role in the design of cemeteries: here, for example, they serve as fencing, avenues or hedges to create aesthetic spaces. On gravestones and in communal graves they have a great significance as symbols. In near-natural burial grounds, plants even become symbols of graves. And as the seasons change, plants as symbols illustrate the cycle of becoming and passing away.
In the seminar, the subject of plants is explored in various directions through a lecture, a guided tour of the museum and an excursion to the main cemetery in Kassel.

The one-day seminar is especially designed for cemetery guides.

Maximum number of participants: 15 persons (plus 2 referees).


Regular: 90,-€
Member ArgeFD: 70,-€

including lunch snack, conference drinks, cake, three issues of the journal Friedhof und Denkmal (Cemetery and Monument), entrance to the museum, tickets for the excursion


The seminar takes place in the Museum for Sepulchral Culture and at the main cemetery in Kassel, GER.

Cancellation conditions

If you are unable to attend after registration, please let us know up to five days before the seminar begins. Otherwise we will have to charge you the full fee. You have the possibility to nominate a substitute participant free of charge at any time.

Data protection

Your registration data is required exclusively for the purpose of registration and is subject to data protection.


Ines Niedermeyer

Position: Secretariat

Telefon: 0561 918 93 40

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Seminar Management

Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Kuhle

Position: Advice for cemetery owners and administrators, organisation and implementation of further trainings

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 24

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Gerold Eppler M.A.

Position: Deputy Director, Museum Education

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 23

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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Weinbergstraße 25–27
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0

Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
Kassel Documenta Stadt
Deutsche Bischofskonferenz