Burial options at Bellefontaine Cemetery
With over 300 acres of beautifully landscaped property, Bellefontaine Cemetery offers many interment options including single graves, multi-grave private lots, small family lots, niches, cremation columbaria, and private mausoleums. We offer a range of prices and styles for each need and budget.
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Wildwood Valley Gardens
Bellefontaine’s Cypress Lake and Cascade Lake anchor Wildwood Valley, while a meandering stream connects the lakes and flows around the Lakeside Columbarium. Botanical style gardens surround the columbarium and stream and provide both cremation and traditional burial options. The garden plantings were designed by William Cullina, head of the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, currently ranked number one by Trip Advisor as the nation’s best botanical garden. The gardens feature long curving stone walls, swards of green grass, lush, peaceful gardens along the stream, and ribbons of path crossing the stream and connecting the gardens. Single graves in Wildwood Valley Gardens begin at $5,000.
Bellefontaine’s Historic Center provides burial options in a variety of landscapes and historical settings featuring beautiful bluffs, grassy knolls, perennial planting beds and flowering trees. Burial spaces in the Historic Center range from $800 to $2,000.
Memorial Valley lies midway between our lakes and a high knoll planted with Missouri short leaf pines. There are a number of single graves as well as large and small family lots available here. Single graves in Memorial Valley begin at $1,100 each.
This small, open area is tucked in a valley near the Hotchkiss Chapel, and surrounded by other historic sections of the cemetery. Honoring its name, it is planted with many species of redbuds. Its orderly rows offer a more contemporary cemetery feel. Redbud Valley contains both single graves and small family lots – typically between one and four graves each. Single graves in Redbud Valley begin at $800 each.
This area, named Lavender Hill because lavender was once grown there, is near the front of the cemetery. It is in view of Cypress Lake and the new Wildwood Valley Gardens. Primarily single graves are available in Lavender Valley, priced beginning at $1,100.
Riverside is a flat, mostly open area at the rear of the cemetery, planted densely with many flowering shrubs and trees. Primarily single graves are available at Riverside, priced beginning at $550 each. Packages including both the grave space and weekday interment are available at $1,350.
On the bluffs of the Mississippi, Prospect Avenue is a stately promenade where many prominent figures in St. Louis history have been laid to rest. Prospect Heights is an ideal location for those who wish to build a private mausoleum or erect a large monument. Though individual grave purchase is not available in Prospect Heights, there are still a limited number of available private lots left.
In addition to offering green burial throughout traditional burial sections, Bellefontaine has established a dedicated green burial area known as Evergreen Meadow. Evergreen Meadow offers contemplative spaces on a sunny hillside, and is surrounded by mature trees, drifts of flowering shrubs, and woodland ground cover. Grounds maintenance in this area is environmentally sensitive, with limited mechanized maintenance and no use of pesticides or inorganic fertilizers. Burial spaces in Evergreen Meadow are priced at $1,600.00 each.