Limestone poodles, spaniels, and hounds with baskets of flowers welcome you to this secluded site.
Reached through quiet wooded paths, the Pet Cemetery is a tranquil memorial to the pet dogs that Marjorie Post loved throughout her life. The design and plantings of this special space echo the canine theme and sentiment, with four weeping dogwoods surrounded by dogtooth violets. Bleeding hearts are scattered among the “sweetbox” groundcover.
Post’s last dog, Scampi, was laid to rest in the Pet Cemetery in 1972. The great love of dogs is a tradition that many of Post’s family members carried on and they continued to memorialize their beloved four-legged friends in the Pet Cemetery through the 1980s.