Ashes may rest in the Memorial Garden, which is on two acres just north of the Terraces, between the Rose Garden and the Hanes Lawn.
The entrance is a Duke stone courtyard with a bench and a pond with perpetually flowing water. A gently winding path leads from the courtyard up a wooded hill to a cul-de-sac. The path is bordered by azalea, camellia, osmanthus and narcissus, among other shade-loving plants. It is edged with stones inscribed with the names of people whose ashes rest in the garden. Visitors may gather on shaded benches to rest.
For more information about the garden or the charitable contribution required to have ashes placed there, please contact Duke Gardens Executive Director Bill LeFevre at (919) 668-3604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.