Bellerive Gardens

A Tranquil, Natural Resting Place Where Memories Will Live Forever

For more than 90 years, St. Louis-area residents have chosen Bellerive Gardens as the final resting place for themselves and their loved ones. Once you visit, you’ll see why.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Historic, Beautiful, Accessible

This historic, garden-style cemetery is situated on 45 rolling acres of lush greenery, winding pathways, tranquil brooks and picturesque ponds. Stately cedars and blue spruce trees provide welcoming shade, and dogwoods and magnolias bloom with fragrant and colorful blossoms.

Established in 1925, Hiram Cemetery (as it was originally known) touted the pastoral seclusion of its West County site. The area has long since grown into a thriving suburb, but Bellerive Gardens remains a place where the calls of songbirds clearly ring and deer are often seen frolicking. And its convenient location, just one mile south of Olive Boulevard, means that families and friends may easily and safely visit their loved ones as frequently as they wish.

As the area’s largest nondenominational cemetery, Bellerive Gardens welcomes families of all religions and cultures. Among its dozen burial gardens are sections devoted to those of Muslim and Jewish faiths.  Another garden is dedicated to honor military veterans.

An Array of Solutions

Beyond traditional ground burial, Bellerive Gardens also features a magnificent marble mausoleum with interior and exterior crypts for above-ground entombment, as well as cremation niches. Its vaulted wood ceiling creates a warm, inviting atmosphere, while skylights flood the elegant spaces with sunshine. Several anterooms serve as comforting refuges for mourning and memories. The mausoleum also encompasses a well-appointed venue for services and receptions.

Cremation is an increasingly popular alternative, but often deprives family and friends of access to a place to remember and reflect. From a memorial plaque in the scattering garden, to engraved benches can that contain cremated remains, to interment of an urn in your family plot, Bellerive Gardens has numerous solutions to ensure that your loved one will be remembered for generations to come.  In addition to mausoleum niches, the cemetery features two outdoor columbariums, with a third now underway — ideal for those who prefer cremation, but also are attracted by the verdant and meticulously maintained burial gardens.

As one of the region’s most prestigious cemeteries, Bellerive Gardens offers ample space for private, custom-designed estates befitting lives of singular achievement. Additional options at a broad range of price points are also available, and a professional and attentive staff is always ready to help you choose an ideal resting place that fulfills your wishes — and matches your budget.

Consultative & Compassionate

Whether your need is immediate or you are pre-planning, our staff is available to thoughtfully discuss the many accommodations available at Bellerive Gardens. Our consultative and compassionate approach ensures that your wishes — and those of your loved one — will be honored in a respectful and low-stress environment.

May we help you? Please contact us to schedule a visit for a tour of the grounds and a discussion with our staff about Bellerive Gardens.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Mandi Barrett

Mandi Barrett

Manager
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Katherine Comfort-Mason

Katherine Comfort-Mason

Our location.

Learn exactly where we are, plus how and when to arrive.