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Columbia Gardens Cemetery

Columbia Gardens Cemetery Founded in 1917, Columbia Gardens, family operated through four generations, has served Northern Vir

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🚨 We are always enhancing our website to benefit families and friends seeking information about Columbia Gardens Cemeter...
08/16/2022
Columbia Gardens Cemetery | Upcoming Services

🚨 We are always enhancing our website to benefit families and friends seeking information about Columbia Gardens Cemetery. We now list upcoming services as well as instructions for attending a service.

For the Seasons of Life

Beautification projects are ongoing at Columbia Gardens! We’ve planted dozens of trees this season donated by families h...
06/07/2022

Beautification projects are ongoing at Columbia Gardens!

We’ve planted dozens of trees this season donated by families honoring loved ones.

Our historic Ruth’s Barn has been carefully moved to allow for more outdoor renovations.

Please stop by or call the office to learn about planting opportunities to honor your loved ones, or to tour our indoor/outdoor event space and new gardens.

Tomorrow 🚨 RAIN OR SHINE! Families, friends, neighbors and all are invited to the return of one of our favorite annual e...
05/06/2022

Tomorrow 🚨 RAIN OR SHINE! Families, friends, neighbors and all are invited to the return of one of our favorite annual events! 🌷🌼🐝

We are hiring teenagers to be a part of our outdoor summer “Dew Crew”. Come stop by our table at the Arlington Teen Summ...
04/19/2022

We are hiring teenagers to be a part of our outdoor summer “Dew Crew”. Come stop by our table at the Arlington Teen Summer Job Fair to learn all about this opportunity, we can’t wait to meet you this Saturday 10 AM-Noon at Thomas Jefferson Community Center!

Calling all teens looking for summer work experience 📣 Check out the Arlington Teen Summer Job Fair on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. It is open to 15 - 18-year-olds.

Learn more and register: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Programs/AEC/Arlington-Teen-Summer-Job-Fair

Thank you to Arlington Employment Center for sharing.

Folks have raised concern about mysterious yellow flags that have popped up all over the cemetery!Please do not be alarm...
04/08/2022

Folks have raised concern about mysterious yellow flags that have popped up all over the cemetery!

Please do not be alarmed! Yellow flags are planted to identify which areas need to be watered as we have recently placed fresh sod all over the cemetery.

The installation of fresh sod each spring during the rainy months of April allows our cemetery to maintain its beautiful appearance with green fields of grass.

Please feel free to reach out or contact staff with any questions
or concerns. Come by to visit our beautiful grounds!

Join us for a free “No Fear Pruning” demonstration by the Arlington Rose Foundation (ARF) this upcoming Sunday, March 20...
03/15/2022

Join us for a free “No Fear Pruning” demonstration by the Arlington Rose Foundation (ARF) this upcoming Sunday, March 20th from 2-4 pm! Learn how to properly prune roses from expert ARF rosarians and practice with different rose varieties from our very own garden. 🌹

Let’s prune together soon! 🙂

📍Location: 3411 Arlington Blvd

Spring at Columbia gardens begins with the blooming of our Okame Cherry Blossoms. As the Okames begin to flower at the c...
03/09/2022

Spring at Columbia gardens begins with the blooming of our Okame Cherry Blossoms.

As the Okames begin to flower at the cemetery, grounds are blanketed with the Okame’s soft pink petals.

Columbia gardens has recently obtained Level 2 status as an arboretum, housing more than a 100 tress and plants.

Come visit Columbia Gardens to experience the beauty of our Okame Cherry Blossoms.

Spring is in the air! 🌸 We invite you to visit our grounds to see our gardens in full bloom. Stay tuned for more informa...
03/02/2022

Spring is in the air! 🌸 We invite you to visit our grounds to see our gardens in full bloom. Stay tuned for more information on our Spring festival scheduled for May 7th.

Share with us your favorite spring activity below! 🌱
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Spring is in the air! 🌸We invite you to visit our grounds to see our gardens in full bloom. Stay tuned for more informat...
03/02/2022

Spring is in the air! 🌸We invite you to visit our grounds to see our gardens in full bloom. Stay tuned for more information on our Spring festival scheduled for May 7th.

Share with us your favorite spring activity below! 🌸
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This year find the perfect flower arrangements for your loved ones at the hig...
02/12/2022

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This year find the perfect flower arrangements for your loved ones at the highly rated, Karin’s Florist. Located in Vienna, VA, Karin’s Florist will bring together fresh and stunning flowers to your doorsteps. Please make sure to follow cemetery guidelines found on our website when purchasing items for memorialization!

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments! ❤️ 🥰
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Have you met Agent Tom S. Fox? He'll be your guide in exploring the history of the Columbia Gardens, the stories of thos...
02/04/2022

Have you met Agent Tom S. Fox? He'll be your guide in exploring the history of the Columbia Gardens, the stories of those buried here and the beautiful natural surroundings through interactive missions. Download Agents of Discovery now for free at the Apple Store and Google Play.

1. Join Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors to solve Challenges.

2. To get started, download the FREE game and Columbia Gardens Cemetery Mission to your mobile device. After downloading the app, visit Columbia Gardens Mission.

3. This game will help you discover Columbia Gardens Cemetery—use the hints and clues from your surroundings to solve mysteries of nature, culture, and technology.
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The American Rose Society 2021 National Digital Photography Contest results were announced in early January.  From amate...
01/28/2022

The American Rose Society 2021 National Digital Photography Contest results were announced in early January.  From amateur rose photographers across the country, 950 photos were judged by certified ARS judges.
 
Using her Google Pixel 4A i-phone and a keen eye for the beauty of Columbia Gardens Cemetery Rose Garden, Consuelo earned in the Novice section, the following distinctions:
 
Class 1: One bloom of a Hybrid Tea, third place, Dream Come True   
Class 2: Open bloom, stamens showing, third place, Sweet Spirit
 
Congratulations! Consuelo! 🎉
 
Earlier in 2021, Consuelo entered and won Arlington Rose Foundation's Winner-Take -All -Cash Award Photo conpetition with her photo of  an Open Bloom, stamens showing, Love Song. This Winning photo was shot at Columbia Gardens Cemetery Rose Garden as well.

🌹About Consuelo🌹
Consuelo Sevilla is a member of the gardening team here at Columbia Gardens Cemetery. With a botanist for a grandmother, Consuelo grew up outdoors caring for various flowers and plants for much of their free time. This year under the tutelage of our consulting rosarian, Pam Powers, Consuelo took great interest in growing and photographing the hundreds of roses at Columbia Gardens. Now, Consuelo serves on the Board of Directors of the Arlington Rose Foundation. In addition to working at Columbia Gardens, Consuelo teaches violin lessons to local middle and high school students.
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A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered this past weekend to make our “Wreaths Across America Wreaths Out” event a ...
01/24/2022

A huge thank you to everyone who volunteered this past weekend to make our “Wreaths Across America Wreaths Out” event a resounding success!

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Thank you again to everyone who came out in support of our veterans for Wreaths Across America last December. This Satur...
01/20/2022

Thank you again to everyone who came out in support of our veterans for Wreaths Across America last December. This Saturday, 1/22, at 9:00am is our Wreaths Across America clean up day and we are seeking volunteers to help pick up wreaths at Columbia Gardens Cemetery. If you have any spare time this Saturday morning, please stop by! We greatly appreciate your enduring support. ❤️

📍3411 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
🕘 Saturday, 1/22, at 9 am
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Last week we experienced our first snowfall of the new year. ❄️ Please enjoy these photos of our snow-covered grounds. W...
01/10/2022

Last week we experienced our first snowfall of the new year. ❄️ Please enjoy these photos of our snow-covered grounds. We hope you are staying safe and warm!
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Last week we experienced our first snowfall of the new year. ❄️Please enjoy these photos of our snow-covered grounds. We...
01/10/2022

Last week we experienced our first snowfall of the new year. ❄️Please enjoy these photos of our snow-covered grounds. We hope you are staying safe and warm!
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Hope everyone is having a happy new year. Wishing you all the best in the year ahead!                        
01/01/2022

Hope everyone is having a happy new year. Wishing you all the best in the year ahead!

                       

A special thank you to those who showed up at Columbia Gardens Cemetery last Saturday at for our annual Wreaths Across A...
12/26/2021

A special thank you to those who showed up at Columbia Gardens Cemetery last Saturday at for our annual Wreaths Across America (WWA) event.

We’re truly grateful for everyone who made this years WAA a resounding success as we gathered to commemorate our nations fallen heroes.

Columbia Gardens Cemetery wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

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A special thank you to those who showed up at Columbia Gardens Cemetery last Saturday at for our annual Wreaths Across A...
12/26/2021

A special thank you to those who showed up at Columbia Gardens Cemetery last Saturday at for our annual Wreaths Across America (WWA) event.

We’re truly grateful for everyone who made this years WAA a resounding success as we gathered to commemorate our nations fallen heroes.

Columbia Gardens Cemetery wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

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With the cold weather approaching, Columbia Gardens Cemetery (CGC) is offering indoor committal services via our event s...
12/16/2021

With the cold weather approaching, Columbia Gardens Cemetery (CGC) is offering indoor committal services via our event space.

The new event center at CGC is a lovely setting for welcoming friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. Our light-filled, elegant reception room opens onto two large bluestone terraces, surrounded on all sides by gardens, stone paths, and charming brick walls for seating. From small, intimate gatherings to large sit-down receptions, our staff can assist you in planning catering, flowers, linens, music, and everything you need for a memorable event.

For more information, please contact our office at 703 527 1235.

🖥Website: www.columbiagardenscemetery.org

📍Address: 3411 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

                       

Curious how you can grow or bring home fragrant roses like these? 💐Come join us this Sunday, Oct 10th, at the beautiful ...
10/09/2021

Curious how you can grow or bring home fragrant roses like these? 💐

Come join us this Sunday, Oct 10th, at the beautiful setting of Columbia Gardens Cemetery Rose Garden to enjoy the outdoors and engage in two events, a Rosebush Auction and Rose Rooting Workshop. At the auction, you can find the perfect roses for you from our exclusive rosebush line-up. Or learn how to bloom your own roses at our comprehensive rose rooting workshop. Visit arlingtonrose.org for more details.

🌹Rosebush Auction, 2 to 3:15 pm, cash or check accepted
🌹Rooting Workshop, 3:30 to 4:30pm, $15/non-members and free for members, bring your gloves and pruners!

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You, too, can grow beautiful roses like these! Come to the Arlington Rose Foundation (ARF) Annual Rose Auction & Rooting...
10/02/2021

You, too, can grow beautiful roses like these! Come to the Arlington Rose Foundation (ARF) Annual Rose Auction & Rooting Workshop in the Columbia Gardens Cemetery Memorial Rose Garden. Raise your bid paddle at live auction to take home healthy, hard-to-find David Austin shrubs, hybrid teas, floribundas and climbers for your garden. October is prime planting time! ARF members: free. Non-members: $15. Visit arlingtonrose.org for details.

Fun for adults and children abounds at our Fall Family Celebration.  Paint a pumpkin, take a hay ride, learn about bees ...
09/24/2021

Fun for adults and children abounds at our Fall Family Celebration. Paint a pumpkin, take a hay ride, learn about bees and bluebirds, get tips for growing roses and planting trees, play the Agents of Discovery app on our grounds, enjoy delicious refreshments and more free activities. Please join us!

A Perfect Place for Your GatheringThe new event center at Columbia Gardens Cemetery is a lovely setting for welcoming fr...
09/08/2021

A Perfect Place for Your Gathering

The new event center at Columbia Gardens Cemetery is a lovely setting for welcoming friends and family to celebrate the life of your loved one. Our light-filled, elegant reception room opens onto two large bluestone terraces, surrounded on all sides by flowering gardens. From small, intimate gatherings to a sit-down luncheon for 150 people, our staff can assist you in planning catering, flowers, linens, music and everything you need for a memorable event. For information, please contact our office.

Consuelo Sevilla’s photo took first place in the Arlington Rose Foundation photography contest.  A dedicated member of t...
08/10/2021

Consuelo Sevilla’s photo took first place in the Arlington Rose Foundation photography contest. A dedicated member of the Columbia Gardens Cemetery grounds crew, Consuelo particularly enjoys working in the cemetery’s Memorial Rose Garden. Her photo of an open bloom stamens captures Love Song, one of the 200 spectacular rose bushes in the our garden. Congratulations, Consuelo!

Celebrating 245 years of freedom and counting.  Happy Birthday, America!
07/03/2021

Celebrating 245 years of freedom and counting. Happy Birthday, America!

As we do every Memorial Day, our family and staff place American flags on the grave sites of more than 1,000 veterans at...
05/30/2021

As we do every Memorial Day, our family and staff place American flags on the grave sites of more than 1,000 veterans at Columbia Gardens Cemetery. This important tradition extends back over many generations during our 104-year history. It is a privilege to honor the men and women who have served our country and remember their sacrifice.

Learn how to take outstanding rose photos from Arlington Rose Foundation (ARF) experts.  The Memorial Rose Garden at Col...
05/21/2021

Learn how to take outstanding rose photos from Arlington Rose Foundation (ARF) experts. The Memorial Rose Garden at Columbia Gardens Cemetery will be a beautiful, fragrant setting for the 40-minute instruction class, followed by personal guidance to help you capture the beauty of our 180 rose bushes. Bring your smart phone, professional camera and even a tripod if you like. Please wear garden shoes. This ARF-sponsored event is free to ARF members; non-members $15. Questions? Email [email protected].

A rose bush is not only beautiful, but can be a long-lasting, living tribute to the memory of a loved one. We invite you...
05/07/2021

A rose bush is not only beautiful, but can be a long-lasting, living tribute to the memory of a loved one. We invite you to select one of the 200 rose bushes in our Memorial Rose Garden — like this gorgeous Julia Child rose — or work with our rosarian to choose a new bush to plant. Your rose bush will have a placard with your loved one’s name and a QR code that links to your tribute of their life. We welcome you to host a gathering on the day the rose is dedicated. To learn more about a Rose Tribute, contact our office.

Moving Day, Part 2Things are moving at Columbia Gardens! First, it was moving and saving trees.  This week it’s moving “...
04/30/2021

Moving Day, Part 2
Things are moving at Columbia Gardens! First, it was moving and saving trees. This week it’s moving “Ruth’s Barn” to a more convenient location on our grounds, which was built in the late 60’s by Ned Thomas, Sr. to house landscaping tools and supplies. Named after Ruth Nordenbeck, the much-beloved caretaker for the cemetery from 1970 to 2005, the barn will get a new coat of paint and a new role. Coming soon ~ Ruth’s Barn will be used for flower arranging classes at the cemetery.

It’s "moving day" at Columbia Gardens!  Moving of trees, that is. Tree experts helped us move several flowering cherry t...
04/10/2021

It’s "moving day" at Columbia Gardens! Moving of trees, that is. Tree experts helped us move several flowering cherry trees, holly trees and this 50’ tall Leland cedar to better locations where they will be able to grow and thrive. It’s a big job, with root systems extending 5-6’ deep. Moving and saving trees is good for the environment and it’s something we do regularly here at Columbia Gardens. We are proud to have received national Arboretum status based on the care of our grounds, preservation of our trees and management of our environment.

Spring has sprung at Columbia Gardens! We hope you'll enjoy the warmer weather exploring our grounds with Agent Tom S. F...
03/24/2021

Spring has sprung at Columbia Gardens! We hope you'll enjoy the warmer weather exploring our grounds with Agent Tom S. Fox! Download Agents of Discovery for free at the Apple Store and Google Play.

1. Join Agents of Discovery, the not-so-secret, secret agency dedicated to learning and playing outdoors to solve Challenges.

2. To get started, download the FREE game and Columbia Gardens Cemetery Mission to your mobile device. After downloading the app, visit Columbia Gardens Mission.

3. This game will help you discover Columbia Gardens Cemetery—use the hints and clues from your surroundings to solve mysteries of nature, culture, and technology.

Address

3411 Arlington Boulevard
Arlington, VA
22201

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 12:30pm

Telephone

(703) 527-1235

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Columbia Gardens Cemetery has been family owned for four generations, continuously since our founding in 1917. It has been described as Arlington County’s community cemetery. We invite our neighbors and area residents to walk our winding paths and enjoy the towering trees and beautiful gardens on our grounds.

Columbia Gardens Cemetery is multicultural and non-denominational.

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Columbia Gardens is one of the few cemeteries in the Northern Virginia area that offers a wide range of options for memorials, including upright monuments and memorials, flat markers and private mausoleums. Burial and Interment Options


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