Thursday, September 22, 2022
PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence Parks Department today announced the opening of the Glen Columbaria Garden within North Burial Ground, providing a new way for families to memorialize their loved ones at the City’s municipal cemetery.
The Glen Columbaria Garden in the heart of North Burial Ground features four stone columbaria, each with forty-eight marble-fronted niches, which allow for the permanent placement of inurned cremated remains. The columbaria are set on either side of a winding path, complete with benches for quiet reflection.
The Glen is the first phase of a larger initiative to create more commemorative options for families at North Burial Ground, including more columbaria, a scatter garden and a gazebo for small gatherings. As more Rhode Islanders choose cremation, the Glen Columbaria Garden offers beautiful, secure places for inurnment that families can visit for generations.
Each niche in the Glen has space for up to two cremations. Niches in the Glen are competitively priced at $1,500.00 or $1,850.00 which includes all engraving fees. For more information about pricing and availability, individuals can call the North Burial Ground office at 401-680-5318, visit in-person during office hours or visit www.providenceri.gov/nbg.
About North Burial Ground
North Burial Ground (NBG) opened its gates in 1700 and is the largest municipal cemetery in the region at around 110 acres and with more than 40,000 gravestones. The cemetery is owned and operated by the Providence Parks Department. As the City’s municipal burying ground, NBG is a place where all of Providence’s people are welcome. NBG is an active cemetery with over 200 burials a year.