Spruce Knoll Expansion

May 19, 2015

During the spring and summer of 2015, Mount Auburn Cemetery will be improving the cremation garden known as Spruce Knoll.

Since its completion in 1995, Spruce Knoll has remained one of Mount Auburn’s most desirable burial areas. Designed by landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, Spruce Knoll’s canopy of spruce and pine trees create a cathedral-like setting while  a succession of blooming perennials and large evergreen shrubs further define the woodland garden. Designed for those who desire simplicity, Spruce Knoll remains a place where nature is used as the primary memorial.

Demand for burial and commemoration space in this garden has remained high for the past twenty years.  To meet client demand, Mount Auburn is now working with Ms. Messervy to expand Spruce Knoll.  Previously undeveloped land directly west of the existing knoll will be landscaped to expand the existing woodland garden, providing new space for burial and commemoration.  Several new spruce trees will be planted, and at the same time a few large shrubs overly crowded within the existing woodland will be moved to the new area to help provide immediate impact in the expansion of the knoll.  Paramount to this project is our desire to preserve the defining characteristics of this celebrated landscape.

We ask for your patience during the construction period and apologize if this causes you any inconvenience.  We are working closely with the contractors to ensure the work is completed as quickly and sensitively as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Cemetery if you have any questions or concerns.



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