Cremation Graves

Mount Auburn provides a variety of options for the earth burial of cremated remains, as well as a limited number of individual niches in the Story Chapel Columbarium. Outdoor cremation graves range from individual spaces to graves intended for three or more individuals. Memorialization options include shared listing stones or wall panels, individual wall panel blocks, private lawn (also known as flush or flat) makers, or upright private markers. Most locations allow for burial in urns or other suitable containers, while all allow the pouring of remains directly into the earth. Prices start at $3,000 for individual graves and $15,000 for spaces that accommodate two or more burials.

Contact us for additional details about any of these areas or to schedule a tour of our sales areas.


CURRENT INVENTORY


Birch Gardens

Established in 2008, Birch Gardens is a series of tranquil, pocket gardens along the Cemetery’s eastern boundary. Cremated remains are buried in the ground and panels of the garden’s granite wall provide opportunities for personalized inscription.

Cremation Grave (for 1) w/inscription rights on a shared tablet
$3,500*

Cremation Grave (for 1) w/inscription rights on a shared wall panel
$4,000 – $5,500*

Cremation Grave for 1 w/inscription rights on an individual wall panel
$5,000 – $9,000*

Cremation Lot (for 8) w/inscription rights on a private wall panel
$60,000*

See a 360° view of Birch Gardens.


Spruce Knoll

A woodland garden intended for those who cherish the natural world, Spruce Knoll was created for the interment of cremated remains.  The Knoll provides simple, in-ground burial with nearby memorialization. A single cremation grave (sold per person) includes rights to inscribe the name, year of birth, and year of death on one of the garden’s shared raised tablets.

Cremation Grave (for 1) w/inscription rights on a shared tablet
$5,000*

See a 360° view of Spruce Knoll.


Beech Garden

A series of granite ledger stones are set in a bed of groundcovers.

In the company of a majestic beech tree, this small enclosed garden sits behind Birch Court Crypts.  A single cremation grave (sold per person) includes rights to inscribe a name, date of birth, and date of death on one of the garden’s shared raised tablets.

$3,000*


Birch Court Cremation Garden

Small garden situated next to a granite mausoleum. Flagstones lead way through groundcover plantings and names and dates of people buried in the garden are inscribed on the wall of the mausoleum.

This pocket-sized woodland garden is tucked between two sections of the Birch Court Community Mausoleum. A single cremation grave (sold per person) includes rights to inscribe a name, date of birth, and date of death on one of the mausoleum’s granite walls.

$3,500*

See a 360° view of the Birch Court Cremation Garden.


Lawn Avenue

A granite ledger stone, edged in groundovers, sits in the center of a sloping grassy lawn. It is surrounded by victorian monuments. The monument overlooks a circular garden that includes a variety of blooming trees and plants. At the center of the garden is a water feature that adds to the tranquility of the setting.

Located just inside Mount Auburn’s entrance, Lawn Avenue is a perfect marriage of past and present.  Asa Gray Garden, the Cemetery’s contemporary display garden, sits within the center of this circular road while stately Victorian-era family lots line its exterior perimeter.  A single cremation grave (sold per person) includes rights to inscribe a name, date of birth, and date of death on a shared raised tablet.

$8,500*

See a 360° view of Lawn Avenue.


Spelman Road

Three granite tablets are set into a bed of groundcover and surrounded by ornamental trees and shrubs. Names and dates of people buried in the garden are inscribed on the granite stones. A bench at the edge of the garden gives visitors a place to sit.

Running along the sweeping hill above Willow Pond, Spelman Road is easily accessible by car and adjacent to one of the Cemetery’s most popular walking areas. A single cremation grave (sold per person) includes rights to inscribe a name, date of birth, and date of death on a shared raised tablet.

$7,500*

See a 360° view of Spelman Road.


Crystal Avenue

Crystal Avenue lies halfway up the slope between Willow Pond and Washington Tower. The area features a mix of historic and modern monuments, and its exuberant witch hazels are among the first plants to flower in the early spring, while nearby oaks and maples provide spectacular fall color.  A contemporary table memorial, sculpted by Karin Sprague Stonecarvers, provides a place to inscribe the names of those buried nearby.  A single cremation grave (sold per person) includes rights to inscribe a name, year of birth, and year of death on the Crystal Avenue Table Memorial.

$9,000*

See a 360° view of Crystal Avenue.


Azalea Path

Three granite tablets are set into a bed of groundcovers and ornamental grasses at the edge of a crushed stone path. Willow Pond, edged with ornamental grasses, flowering shrubs, and aquatic plants, is on the opposite side of the path. A bench, offering a place to sit, is situated next to the granite tablets.

Willow Pond is a park-like area with inspiring natural scenery. The cremation graves (sold per person) along Azalea Path offer a commanding view of this inspiring setting. A single cremation grave (sold per person) includes rights to inscribe a name, date of birth, and date of death on a shared raised tablet.

$10,000*


Azalea Garden

A fieldstone wall overlooks Willow Pond. Individual stones within the wall bear the names and dates of people buried in the ground at the base of the wall.

Adjacent to one of the Cemetery’s pollinator gardens, Azalea Garden is formal yet imbued with a sense of the nature that is a vital part of Mount Auburn. The garden’s flagstone walls create a sense of privacy within the scenic expanse of the Willow Pond area. A cremation lot for two to four people includes inscription rights on a private flagstone within the Azalea Garden wall.

Cremation Lot (for 2)
$50,000

Cremation Lot (for 4)
$75,000

See a 360° view of Azalea Garden.


Willow Avenue

A wooded area characterized by old mature trees and 19th century marble memorials.

Willow Ave forms an elegant, meandering loop between Auburn Lake and Narcissus Path in one of the most scenic areas of the Cemetery. Mature canopy trees, smaller flowering trees, and shrubs along with monuments in historical and contemporary styles create a vibrant tableau. A cremation lot (for two) in this area includes the rights to erect a private, upright slate memorial.

$40,000

See a 360° view of Willow Avenue.


Hummingbird Path

A flat grassy area, enclosed by hedges with linear rows of granite memorials. A row of upright monuments frames the area and row flat makers appear closer to the paved paths.

Convenient to our Grove Street gate and easily accessible by car, sunlit Hummingbird Path is ringed by impressive horticultural specimens such as Japanese Pagoda Tree. A cremation lot (for three) includes rights to install a private, flat lawn marker.

$15,000

See a 360° view of Hummingbird Path.


Goldfinch Path

A flat area with a row of monuments, uniform in size and shape.

Goldfinch Path is located in the bright, cheerful Meadow area near the Grove Street entrance.  Large mature trees are interspersed with flowering shrubs and decorative plantings. A cremation lot (for three) in this area includes rights to install a private, flat lawn marker.

$20,000

See a 360° view of Goldfinch Path.


Meadow Road

A flat grassy area shaded by mature trees. Flat and upright markers are laid out in straight rows.

Steps away from Willow Pond, the easily accessible, sun-dappled graves at Meadow Road are in one of the most popular walking areas in the Cemetery. A cremation lot (for three) includes rights to install a private, flat lawn marker.

$25,000

See a 360° view of Meadow Road.


Fir Avenue

A rolling landscape with mature canopy trees and ornate memorials.

Victorian monuments and curbed and fenced lots give the Fir Ave and Verbena Path area its classic Mount Auburn character, while the nearby cenotaph for the abolitionist Reverend Charles Turner Torrey speaks to the depth of its history. A cremation lot (for three) in this location includes rights to erect a private, upright slate memorial.

$50,000

See a 360° view of Fir Avenue.


Ash Avenue

A flat grassy area populated with large, historic family lots. Sections of open space, about 3 feet in width separate one lot from another and provide space for new graves.

With its Victorian-era surroundings, Ash Avenue is part of the historic core of Mount Auburn.  Nearby Halcyon Lake, with its stately memorial to Mary Baker Eddy, provides an opportunity for meditative walking and wildlife observations. A cremation lot (for six) includes rights to install a private, flat lawn marker.

$50,000

See a 360° view of Ash Avenue.


Pond Road

A flat grassy area at the intersection of two roads. Large trees, including an American Elm, shade the area. Flat markers dot the area, though don't appear visible from a distance.

Sheltered by the branches of a stately Elm, Pond Avenue provides a peaceful setting adjacent to beautiful Willow Pond. A cremation lot (for six) includes rights to install a private, flat lawn marker.

$50,000

See a 360° view of Pond Road.


Hazel Path – Coming Soon

A unique woodland trail in the heart of Mount Auburn, Hazel Path connects two of the Cemetery’s most iconic landmarks: Consecration Dell and Washington Tower.  Reimagined by the award-winning landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, Inc., the new Hazel Path celebrates the essential qualities of Mount Auburn’s historic landscape while providing contemporary opportunities for burial and commemoration.

See a 360° view of Hazel Path.