The Beechwood Cemetery has extensive gardens throughout its one hundred and sixty-acre property. From spring to fall, you will find the many trees and garden beds bursting with colours. There are many varieties of crab apples, magnolias, and lilacs, as well as peonies, irises, and spring bulbs.
Every year, there are about thirty-five thousand bulbs planted, which are quickly replaced, when finished blooming, with fifteen thousand annuals.
Our sacred space and reception building is surrounded by limestone edged gardens and a waterfall, stream, and pond. There is also another larger pond with a waterfall across the road in our botanical cremation gardens.
These gardens house a conifer collection, perennial plant of the year winners, ornamental grasses, and many more annual, and mixed perennial beds.
The veterans section and our military cemetery have thousands of perennials, in the borders in front of the military stones, which provide yearlong interest for our veterans and their families.
The fall colours throughout the cemetery are as magnificent as any forest. Our sugar and black maples, crab apples, and serviceberries provide an array of fall colours, from yellow to orange, to red.
Most gardens are accessible by interlocking pathways and asphalt roadways.