SDG In The News

Check out this recent article posted by WPRI on the new burial grounds at Swan Point Cemetery.  Searle Design Group has been a proud steward of Swan Point Cemetery for over 20 years.  The new burial grounds, which include a cremation garden, will allow the cemetery to serve more people and accommodate a diversifying range of burial options.  As a nonsectarian facility and one of the country's first "garden cemeteries," Swan Point has a rich history of embracing new cultural norms.  The diversity of landscapes accommodates a wide range of uses including mourning, contemplation, celebration, and recreation.  It is especially popular among bird-watchers and other nature-enthusiasts.  Ecological concerns played an important role in the design of the new grounds; new permeable paving technology was used for the road and an extensive bio-swale system manages storm-water runoff (engineered by Caputo and Wick Ltd.)  If you haven't been to Swan Point recently or if you've never been, we highly recommend a stroll through the picturesque 200 acres - Providence's largest green space!

 The new cremation garden.  (Photo posted by WPRI, from Swan Point Cemetery)

The new cremation garden.  (Photo posted by WPRI, from Swan Point Cemetery)

"Picturesque and serene, the cemetery is ideally suited as a resting place as well as a place to seek inspiration, take a walk or bicycle ride, quietly reflect, or simply commune with nature." - Swan Point Cemetery