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Tranquility Garden with sunlit alcove pavilions and peaceful koi pond Credit: Green-Wood

Tranquility Garden: A Modern Choice in Cremation Memorialization

Tranquility Garden features stone, wood, water, and metal: the elements of nature itself. A dramatic, modern work of architecture surrounded by outdoor water elements and serene planted landscapes of bamboo, grasses and flowering cherry trees. Three glass and steel pavilions surround a tranquil pond in which swim graceful koi and from which rises a silver sky obelisk.

Outdoor granite niches are available in the pavilions’ exterior walls (water side, garden view or fountain) and perimeter garden walls. In-ground burial sites for cremated bodies are also available in Tranquility’s urn gardens, which surround the pavilions. Several outdoor locations throughout the facility are designated for ritual celebration. Indoor niches are available in clear and translucent glass, four hues of granite (slate green, glacial black, marbled rose and almond mauve), and handcrafted hardwood with a unique remembrance cabinet for truly unique memorialization.

Green-Wood's Crematory with Chapels and ColumbariumCredit: Jonathan Wallen

Tranquility Garden meditation areas with interior niches Credit: Green-Wood

Credit: Green-Wood

Tranquility Garden with interior niches Credit: Green-Wood

 
Cherry wood niche with unique remembrance cabinet belowCredit: Green-Wood

Handcrafted hardwood niche with unique remembrance cabinet below Credit: Green-Wood

Credit: Green-Wood

Hillside IV, sunlight filled seating area alongside indoor crypts Credit: Jonathan Wallen

Hillside IV: A Contemporary Choice in Above-Ground Memorialization

This beautiful structure is a dramatic, modern work of architecture nestled in the slope of a hillside. Cascading shingles of glass sheath the front of the mausoleum, which overlooks the pastoral landscape of historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Skylights further unite indoor with outdoor, emerging from the hilltop to blend harmoniously with 19th-century memorials. A peaceful indoor waterfall ripples gently over an undulating surface before collecting in a water garden at its base. Reflecting pools offer a contemplative area at the mausoleum’s entryways.

Granite and marble crypts are available for an above-ground burial, as well as opaque, clear glass or hardwood niches for a cremated body in the columbaria.

Our memorial counselors can review the many options with you and help you select which one is right for you.

Hillside IV, upper level with view out to the landscape Credit: Jonathan Wallen

Hillside IV, upper level with view out to the landscape Credit: Jonathan Wallen

Hillside IV, seating area, niches in background, and water feature Credit: Jonathan Wallen

Hillside IV, seating area, niches in background, and water feature Credit: Jonathan Wallen

Hillside IV, seating area with view of a pyramid skylight Credit: Jonathan Wallen

Hillside IV, seating area with view of a pyramid skylight Credit: Jonathan Wallen