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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Bellefontaine’s Wildwood Valley offers many burial options.

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.

View down Woodbine Avenue through the historic center of the cemetery.

Historic Center

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 $550 to $2,000.

Memorial Valley in the summer.

Memorial Valley

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 $1,000 each.

Red Bud Valley offers a mid-century traditional setting for burial, with grave spaces organized in rows throughout.

Redbud Valley

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 $750 each.

View of the cemetery looking north from Lavender Hill.

Lavender Hill

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 $1,000.

The view down Rosary Ave. toward Riverside and the historic Humboldt Gatehouse.

Riverside

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.

Tombs in the spring, Prospect Heights.

Prospect Heights

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.

Evergreen Meadow in Bellefontaine Cemetery

Evergreen Meadow

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 $1,500.00 each.







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