AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE GARDENS AT GETHSEMANE
Dear Gardens Family and Friends,
The health and safety of our families is a top priority.
We are taking recommended precautions to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus in accordance with protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and the local Department of Public Health.
We want you to know that we have developed and implemented a pandemic protocol with the staff in order to help keep everyone safe during this time.
Visit when you can and always wear a mask when outside of your car. Thank you
Please note the following:
However, if you are feeling sick with a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, see your primary care physician and please do not visit the cemetery.
Services and Ceremonies
will continue. We recommend that only immediate family attend and no more than 10 people are allowed to gather at one time. If someone is coughing excessively or displaying symptoms of any type of illness, they may be asked to return to their vehicle.
Pictures and video
are encouraged for sharing with loved ones who could not attend. Please designate 1 person for pictures and/or video.
Practice proper social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart from other people. We will not provide any item that has a flat surface such as chairs or a podium. We will, however, take individual requests for comfort and convenience- our decisions will be made on the health and safety of all attendees.
The Welcome Center
and Family Room continue to be closed in order to protect our staff and families.
If you are making arrangements for an At Need service please call to make an appointment. We will conduct business outside on the new patio. We will temporarily be verifying resting places using Cemetery360 or pictures and emails.
We will not be driving families in our cars onto the cemetery grounds; instead they may follow in their own vehicles.
Please note that our usual hospitality of coffee and pastry, the use of the family room for gatherings, and our restrooms will not be available until further notice.
If you send flowers to the office they will be placed at your loved one’s resting place at no cost to you.
is now closed. If you would like us to light a candle for a family member, whether in the chapel or at their resting place, call us and we will light it for you.
Visitors are encouraged to use our online services. Visit
to find loved ones, get turn by turn directions to their location, and find general information.
over the phone is encouraged if you need someone to talk to about a recent loss. Whenever you need us, The Gardens is here to help. (617) 325-0186.
The Gardens Cemetery
is committed to the health and wellness of all and we hope you and your family stay safe. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us at (617) 325-0186.