5 Cemetery Secret Gardens

During our quest to discover Secret Gardens around the world we have found that cemeteries are a treasure trove of hidden beauty! Some may call us strange, but we love nothing more than taking a stroll through a beautiful cemetery. Granted this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you are strange like us you will love our pick of Cemetery Secret Gardens.

5: Inzersdorf Graveyard [INZERSDORF, AUSTRIA]

Location: Inzersdorf-Getzersdorf, Austria [MAP]
Designer: Local Residence
Project Type: Cemetery, Rural
Completion Date: n/a
Visited: 24.07.2013
Access: Access via carpark on L5017 Dorf Straße. Please be mindful that this is a cemetery still in use by the local residence, so full discretion is advised and appreciated.


4: Cemetery De San Jose [GRANADA, SPAIN]

Location: Granada, Spain [MAP]
Designer: Unknown
Project Type: Cemetery
Completion Date: N/A
Visited: 23.09.2013
Access: By foot, walk past the Alhambra and straight across a roundabout. By bus, Line 13.

Cemetery Granada

3: Jewish cemetery [BARCELONA, SPAIN]

Location: Mount Jüic, Barcelona [MAP]
Designer: Unknown
Project Type: Cemetery, Coastal, Religious
Completion Date: Unknown
Visited: 10.09.13
Access: Walk, take the cable car or furnicular (which is on the metro line) up to Mount Jüic. Approximately 20 minute walk on to the far side of the mountain.

Montjuïc Cemetery

2: Arnos Vale Cemetery [BRISTOL, UK]

Location: West Lodge, Bath Road, Bristol, UK [MAP]
Designer: Charles Underwood
Project Type: Cemetery
Completion Date: 1837
Visited: 26.01.2013
Access: Entry is free. 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.


1: Wardsend Cemetery [SHEFFIELD, UK]

Location: Owlerton, Sheffield, UK [MAP]
Designer: Unknown
Project Type: Cemetery
Completion Date: 1859
Visited: 22.10.2012
Access: via Livesey Street which runs past St. John’s Church, Penistone Road, just in front of Owlerton Stadium.

Wardsend Cemetery

NOTE: We think it is great to visit and appreciated these beautiful cemetery landscapes which are often avoided. However please be respectful to those that rest there and their families during your visit. Many of these cemeteries are still in use by local residents, so full discretion is advised and appreciated.



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