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July 6, 2009 Jeff Morash
Prospect Hill Cemetery Association Announces New Cremation Garden
The Nantucket Historic District Commission recently approved plans for the construction of a tranquil cremation garden at historic Prospect Hill Cemetery.
“During the past decade, the preference for cremation has been growing in every community — even on our small island,” says Theresa Davis, president Prospect Hill Cemetery Association’s Board of Trustees. “Our new cremation garden will provide families with a place for permanent and dignified interment of their cremated remains, a place where visitors can find tranquility and inspiration, as well as a place that maximizes the use of our land while complementing the historic integrity of the cemetery.”
The new cremation garden, which is yet to be formally named, will contain 500 niche openings along tiered granite walls built into the hillside for the placement of cremated remains. Other distinctive features include:
• New England-quarried granite, from Barre, Vermont, which complements the cemetery’s existing stone memorials
• Niche plates that will provide individual personalization in the everlasting beauty and warmth of cast bronze handcrafted by the artisans at Matthews Bronze
• Beautiful landscaping with a selection of plants indigenous to the island designed by Carroll Associates Landscape Architects
Construction will begin in the fall with the anticipated garden opening in the spring of 2010.
For more information, contact Jeff Morasch at 508-228-7371.