Funeral Services at Bellefontaine Cemetery

Did you know that Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum is a licensed funeral establishment? Bellefontaine Cemetery can provide funeral home services for families or individuals choosing green burial, conventional cremation, and flameless cremation. In other words, our green burial and cremation families may work directly with us instead of employing an outside funeral home.

Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum is a non-profit cemetery open to all who choose to make our cemetery their final resting place. We have the expertise and compassion needed to ensure your wishes are flawlessly carried out. Since our founding in 1849, more than 87,000 interments have occurred on our 314 beautifully-maintained acres. With over 9,000 trees and woody plant species, the grounds and expansive gardens offer a park-like setting for families and visitors to enjoy while paying tribute to loved ones. We continue to provide burial services as envisioned by our founders but in tune with today’s societal needs and wishes.

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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.

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. Call Gracie or Rick at 314-381-0750 for Wildwood Valley Gardens single grave prices.

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. Call Gracie or Rick at 314-381-0750 for prices of burial spaces in the Historic Center.

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. Call Gracie or Rick at 314-381-0750 for Memorial Valley grave prices.

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. all Gracie or Rick at 314-381-0750 for Redbud Valley grave prices.

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. Call Gracie or Rick at 314-381-0750 for Lavender Valley single grave prices.

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


Riverside is a flat, mostly open area at the rear of the cemetery, planted densely with many flowering shrubs and trees. Call Gracie or Rick at 314-381-0750 for Riverside single grave prices. Packages including both the grave space and weekday interment are available.

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. Call Gracie or Rick at 314-381-0750 for prices of burial spaces in Evergreen Meadow