Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, the prestigious Jewish cemetery and mortuary in Southern California, announces an addition of unparalleled beauty and natural splendor to its already serene and picturesque grounds—the Garden of Solomon. Designed with every detail in mind, this exquisite private oasis features elegant landscapes, gardens and lawns; rare plants and flowers; graceful water designs; lovely footbridges; beautiful Jerusalem stone; and stunning architecture and artwork—all playing in harmony to provide an enchanting and soothing experience for the spirit and the senses.
The secluded, naturally enclosed grounds of the 1.5-acre Garden of Solomon features highly unusual trees, flowers and plants imported to provide unparalleled beauty, aroma and color. Designers complemented the traditional rolling lawn areas of Hillside with a sophisticated and refreshing landscape plan that incorporates natural elements in a site that gently cascades down a hill into a “discovered” garden. The tranquil sound of cascading water emanates from waterfalls and two bridge-covered streams that begin at the edge of two new open-air pavilions, drop down two levels, travel 50 feet and flow into each end of a small lake. The quiet exuberance of the garden’s lush landscape embraces the attention of butterflies, dragonflies and hummingbirds whose color and life provide respite for the grieving.
Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary selected a “design-build-maintain” project delivery plan that was completed by ValleyCrest Landscape Companies.
Garden of Solomon’s expansive family estates feature beautiful Jerusalem stone pillars, walls, benches and stunning foliage. Some estates accommodate up to four interments, while others have an eight-person capacity. In addition, two spectacular waterfront, open-air pavilions have been designed to accommodate 12 interments. Each has its own beautiful fountain and cascading waterfall gently flowing into the main pond. Double ground spaces and cremation spaces are located at various places throughout the area. Surrounding the pond are boulders into which cremated remains can be placed. The area’s paramount elegance and design make the majestic setting an extraordinarily peaceful resting place. Whichever the selection, The Garden of Solomon provides a place where Jewish families can feel secure knowing they have their own corner of solitude surrounded by the graceful unfolding of nature.
For more information about Garden of Solomon, please visit www.HillsideMemorial.org