Greenville Memorial Gardens was founded in the late 1950s. Located on an old, historic cotton plantation, the cemetery property encompasses more than 100 acres. Today, Greenville Memorial Gardens is a member of the Dignity Memorial network of cemetery and funeral service providers.
The cemetery property is beautiful and of historical significance to the area. Offices are housed in the former plantation mansion built in the early 1800s. The carefully landscaped and well groomed grounds are dotted with beautiful southern crepe myrtle, magnolia, dogwood and weeping cherry trees. Flowers and landscaping include colorful petunias, lilies and shrubs that provide one of the most picturesque and beautiful cemetery locations in South Carolina.
The cemetery offers a variety of burial options including entombment in the beautiful Chapel Mausoleum, traditional in ground burial in locations such as the Garden of St. Peter, the Garden of the Time and other sections and locations that offer the beautiful scenery. The Chimes Tower is a vivid focal point of the cemetery property, as is the St. Paul Mausoleum. The Garden of Jesus in the Temple is another beautiful location. Mature trees that bloom in riotous color throughout the year surround the entire property.
Memorial benches located strategically throughout the cemetery property offer a lasting testimonial to the love and devotion of family members as well as provide a place of rest to contemplate memories. The cemetery property has long served the multicultural and multidenominational residents of the area and serves as a final resting place of area notables including sports figures, bluegrass legends, and pioneer families.
Located in Greenville County, Greenville Memorial Gardens is located south of downtown Greensville between Interstates 85 and 385. Visitors may reach the property by taking either interstate, or Augusta Road, south of downtown Greenville and Gantt.