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  • Swan Point Cemetery Promotes Perry to Director of Horticulture, Greenhouse Operations and Educational Outreach

    Swan Point Cemetery, a 200-acre, active, nonsectarian garden cemetery located at 595 Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, Rhode Island, announces the promotion of Kelly M. Perry to the position of Director of Horticulture, Greenhouse Operations and Educational Outreach.  In this capacity, she is responsible for: producing the greenhouse’s annual ornamental plant material; implementing the seasonal decoration programs; caring for the arboretum and ornamental gardens; developing landscape projects; leading grounds and garden tours, workshops and lectures; and coordinating floral and plant decorations for Swan Point’s chapels and reception facilities.
    Prior to her promotion, Perry served as Horticulturist and Greenhouse Manager for the cemetery.  Previously, she held the positions of Sales and Customer Service Representative at Sylvan Nursery, Inc., Westport, Massachusetts and Assistant Manager with Bald Hill Garden Center and Florist, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
    A popular lecturer in the area, Perry is a Certified Horticulturist by the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  She serves as a Board Member for the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association - Massachusetts Certified Horticulturists and as 2nd Vice President of the New England Cemetery Association.  Honored with the Massachusetts Young Nursery Professional of the Year award by the New England Nursery Association, Perry earned her bachelor’s degree in Plant Science – Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston.  Perry resides in Somerset, Massachusetts.

    Established in 1846, Swan Point Cemetery is a tranquil, meticulously maintained 200-acre garden cemetery located in the northeast corner of Providence, Rhode Island.  Extending from Blackstone Boulevard easterly to the Seekonk River, the cemetery’s extensive grounds make it one of the largest green spaces in the City of Providence.  Picturesque and serene, Swan Point is ideally suited as a resting place as well as a place to seek inspiration, take a walk or a bicycle ride, quietly reflect, or simply commune with nature.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Swan Point is an active, full-service, nonsectarian cemetery with an array of available burial lots, including The Ellipse for green/natural burial, and features a community mausoleum, a crematory and columbaria, several chapels and reception facilities. 
    For more information on Swan Point Cemetery, please visit www.swanpointcemetery.com, call 401-272-1314 or email info@swanpoint1846.com.

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