Birch Gardens Developed

December 7, 2011

“A garden woodland weaves through the space, blending classic Mount Auburn forms and surfaces: lawns, shrubs, groves of trees, granite and water… trees herald the entrances to the space and clusters of elegant, spring-flowering amelanchier trees—used for centuries in New England memorial landscapes—are scattered along the path.”

-Craig Halvorson
Landscape Architect
 

Birch Gardens is Mount Auburn Cemetery’s most ambitious new memorial and an answer to the 21st  century’s evolving needs for burial and commemoration as it offers a wide range of burial options.  The area encompasses nine sculpted granite wall panels with space for personalized inscription.  Each wall panel section is connected to the others by a Victorian-style cast iron fencing inspired by the Cemetery’s historic entrance.  It was designed by the award-winning landscape architect Craig Halvorson of the Halvorson Design Partnership in Boston and completed in September 2008.

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