United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Locust Valley
Locust Valley Cemetery (Locust Valley, New York)
Locust Valley Cemetery is a private, non-denominational memorial that began with a unique plan over 100 years ago. The Cemetery's 19th century founders conceived of a sanctuary more like a woodland garden. In 1917, Locust Valley Cemetery was incorporated, and a perpetual care fund was established to preserve its natural beauty. A narrow curving road winds through thirty acres of evergreens, hardwoods, and ornamental plantings, which provide visual interest during all seasons. Charles Parker designed private garden rooms for family burials.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Locust Valley Cemetery, INC. (owners, 1917-present); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1930-1990); Charles Parker (overall planner); Bradley Delehanty (architect of superintendant cottage, 1929); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1990-present); and James Wellington (landscape architect of sections 3, 4, 5, and Memorial Garden.
The folder includes a work sheet, brochure, copy of plant list from 1931, copy of plan, and features plan.