Posted on October 18, 2017 in Cemetery Design Community End of Life Planning Memorials Seven Stones
It was a special place from the start. But the grounds at Seven Stones Botanical Gardens Cemetery have only grown more beautiful in the past year, as the vision of co-founder and internationally recognized cemetery designer Doug Flin takes shape.
Each day, Doug and the Seven Stones team are hard at work here, not only leading the development of this stunning space but also weeding, watering, planting, digging and otherwise helping hands-on to create a lush natural environment worthy of the lives memorialized here.
We would like to share our progress thus far as we near completion of this first phase, knowing that this space will continue to grow even more beautiful over time. Pictures are worth a thousand words, but it’s even better in person. Please feel free to visit and walk, rest, relax, remember and enjoy!
Seven Stones’ Touchstone Wall and Committal Shelter
LAST YEAR: Trees had just been planted, and the construction of our Touchstone Wall was well under way.
TODAY: Many more trees and plants create a flourishing landscape surrounding the Touchstone Wall and Circlestone Memorials.
Seven Stones’ Circlestone Memorials
LAST YEAR: Much of the stonework was in place for our Circlestone Memorials.
TODAY: Our Circlestone Memorials are complete with art sculptures, native plants and flowers, and comfortable seating.
Whisper Walk Pathway to Seven Stones’ Touchstone Wall
LAST YEAR: The path was laid to our Touchstone Wall.
TODAY: This peaceful walk displays a variety of memorials surrounded by large chalk walls, dynamic landscaping, and assorted hardscape.
Seven Stones’ Mystic Lawn and Committal Shelter
LAST YEAR: Our Committal Shelter was surrounded by new but flourishing grass.
TODAY: With the perimeter of the Committal Shelter complete, this welcoming spot is used daily for services, gatherings and yoga.
Seven Stones’ Pond and Waterfalls
LAST YEAR: Waterfalls flowing at sunrise made for calm mornings at Seven Stones’ Pond.
TODAY: This beautiful scene has become a favorite place for catching sight of rainbows.
Whisper Walk Pathway Encompassing Seven Stones’ Brookside Patio Memorials
LAST YEAR: Stones were laid by hand to create a path around our Brookside Patio Memorials.
TODAY: Comfortable seating is in place to enjoy the serene setting, unique art sculptures and stunning views at Seven Stones.
Seven Stones’ Mystic Lawn Connects with Cascade Estates
LAST YEAR: Our Mystic Lawn and Cascade Estates were being created side by side.
TODAY: More walkways and stone features connect these two spaces seamlessly.