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Available Lots

Find the Perfect Cemetery Property at Glenwood

Whether you choose in-ground burial, above-ground mausoleum, or cremation,
Glenwood Cemetery provides several options for a distinctive final resting place.

Prices Subject to Change.

In-Ground Burial Options

For hundreds of years, generation after generation has chosen traditional in-ground burials, and Glenwood offers some of the most unique burial areas in Houston. Whether you choose a casket or urn, we offer the following in-ground options.

Individual Plots

In-ground casket or urn burials are available in single-depth or double-depth options.

Private Estates

Gated estates and hedge estates for in-ground casket or urn burials. A gated estate is a “cemetery within a cemetery” where more than one person can be buried, and the property or buildout is kept private with a wall, fence, hedge, and gate. Estate areas can be customized to include beautiful landscaping, ornate gates, stone walls, and other unique options, providing distinction for the family honored.

Aboveground Burial Options

Mausoleums

Mausoleums are beautiful, light-filled, above-ground structures made of granite and glass dedicated to honoring the memories of loved ones and are an alternative to traditional underground burials. A mausoleum contains one or many crypts, or burial spaces, for both casket burial and cremated ashes.

Cremation Options

There are unique and beautiful ways to create a legacy for those choosing cremation. Whether you prefer to bury an urn or select a wall niche, there are price options for everyone. Although some choose to store an urn at their home, we’ve discovered that many families prefer a permanent place in a cemetery to remember their loved ones.

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Monuments & Markers

Frequently Asked Questions

Grave openings and closings are a separate cost. A grave opening is the actual digging of the grave and can include a tent and chair set up. Closing, of course, is the filling of the grave.

This fee is very similar to perpetual care and is a requirement at Glenwood Cemetery. It is a one-time fee associated with the sale of a cemetery lot. This fee allows lot owners to be invested in the cemetery maintenance in perpetuity. The DOP fee may be used for the general upkeep and beautification of the cemetery and for any various special purposes.

It is typically expected for family members that visit the gravesite of their loved one to keep it clean, which can include the gravestone. The cemetery takes care of mowing and trimming, but anything more detailed is the responsibility of the deceased’s loved ones.

If you are interested in having personalized maintenance care for a grave by the cemetery, you should consider asking Glenwood about Special Care (SC) or Advanced Special Care (ASC).

Glenwood Special Care services can include:

  • Grave marker cleaning
  • Mowing weekly
  • Weed removal weekly.
  • Placing fresh flowers (in general or on specific days like holidays and anniversaries)
  • Fertilization

Glenwood Cemetery has its own rules and regulations and are posted on our website glenwoodcemetery.org under “While at Glenwood.”

Guidelines and restrictions for grave decorations, how often decorations are cleared away, what kinds of flowers are allowed, and if families are allowed to plant flowers or other plants by the grave are available at the Glenwood office.

Yes, check with the Glenwood Office for approval and to confirm location.

Sometimes a person needs or wants to sell a cemetery burial plot they’ve purchased ahead of time. Is this something you can do? Yes, or possibly no. Check with the Glenwood Cemetery office policy.

When you buy a cemetery plot, you own the plot. You do not  own the land itself. The cemetery retains ownership of the land; you are purchasing the right to use the land for a burial.

The Federal Trade Commission regulates the funeral industry, requiring cemeteries to allow people to use the caskets of their choice.

However, some cemeteries do impose restrictions on the types of caskets they’ll allow or requiring grave liners or vaults. Glenwood Cemetery does require a grave liner or vault.

Yes, burial containers, grave liners, and vaults all are placed into the grave before the casket or urn.

Gravestones and markers come in a variety of material, style, and size options.

Before you begin choosing a marker, check with the Glenwood office to see if there are any rules on height or type of marker.

No matter where you purchase a marker, whether it’s through Glenwood or with a separate monument company, there almost always are fees associated with installing it.

Check to see what those fees may be.

Glenwood has reserved land for future development and has available plot inventory for sale for the next 60-plus years.

This fee is a requirement at a lot of cemeteries. It can be a one-time or an annual fee. But perpetual care isn’t what many people think it is. This fee is for cemetery maintenance on the whole. “The perpetual care fee you pay helps offset the costs of upkeep like mowing, litter removal, and road maintenance,” according to Legacy.com. 

It is typically expected for family members that visit the gravesite of their loved one to keep it clean, which can include the gravestone. The cemetery takes care of mowing and trimming, but anything more detailed is the responsibility of the deceased’s loved ones.

While perpetual care may sound like eternal care for a grave, that’s often not the case. Ask the cemetery about their perpetual care and what the fee covers so you’re not surprised down the road. 

If you are interested in having personalized maintenance care for a grave, you might consider hiring someone to provide the care for you. Grave caregivers offer whatever level of care you would like. These are often people who offer their services but aren’t officially connected with the cemetery. 

Grave care services can include:

  • Grave marker cleaning
  • Grass trimming 
  • Weed removal
  • Placing fresh or artificial flowers (in general or on specific days like holidays and anniversaries)

Each cemetery will have its own rules and regulations and are often posted on signs near the cemetery’s entrance. 

You can typically see things listed like hours of opening, guidelines, and restrictions for grave decorations, how often decorations are cleared away, what kinds of flowers are allowed, and if families are allowed to plant flowers or other plants by the grave.

Other regulations may be available with the cemetery office, and can include specifics like the following:

Restrictions regarding gravestone or marker sizes, shapes, or content
Restrictions on casket types or sizes
Who is responsible if a gravestone is damaged

  • Sometimes a person needs or wants to sell a cemetery burial plot they’ve purchased ahead of time. Is this something you can do? Yes, or possibly no. Check with the state government’s cemetery regulations and licensing to make sure. 
  • If it is legal where you live, you can do the selling yourself or you can use a cemetery broker. There’s a lot involved in the transferring of ownership just like there is with any property. In certain states, cemetery brokers must have a license.  
  • Even if you don’t live in one of those states, working with a licensed cemetery broker can be very helpful. They will know exactly which papers and deeds have to be verified legally as well as have the knowledge on the other ins and outs of what is necessary. 

When you buy a cemetery plot, you own the plot. You do not own the land itself. “The cemetery retains ownership of the land, you are purchasing the right to use the land for a burial,” according to Burial Planning. 

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One of the fees you are likely to encounter when purchasing a burial plot is perpetual care. At many cemeteries, this is a requirement, and it can be either an annual fee or a one-time charge. What it pays for is the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. It can feel like a frustrating added expense, but a lot of work goes into keeping a cemetery a beautiful and welcoming place, and there’s plenty of overhead involved. The perpetual care fee you pay helps offset the costs of upkeep like mowing, litter removal, and road maintenance. 

Some cemeteries offer additional services like automatic delivery of fresh flowers on special days. This is typically not covered under perpetual care and requires an extra fee. Perpetual care also doesn’t necessarily mean an individual grave will be maintained. It may fund general cemetery maintenance but leave individual gravesite tending up to the family. When you’re purchasing a burial plot, be sure you ask and understand exactly what any perpetual care fees will pay for. 

Some cemeteries charge groundskeeping or maintenance fees for things such as mowing the grass. 

Check whether this is a one-time fee or if you’ll be charged annually

At some cemeteries, family is expected to maintain individual plots. At others, the groundskeeping team takes care of everything. Make sure you know which model your chosen cemetery uses. 

The Federal Trade Commission regulates the funeral industry, requiring cemeteries to allow people to use the caskets of their choice. 

However, some cemeteries do impose restrictions on the types of caskets they’ll allow, or requiring grave liners or vaults. 

Burial containers, grave liners, and vaults all are placed into the grave before the casket to help prevent cave-ins. This helps keep the grounds looking good. 

However, adding these extras increases the cost. 

If one is required by the cemetery, be sure to confirm that beforehand so there isn’t a surprise additional cost later on. 

Gravestones and markers come in a variety of material, style, and size options. 

Before you begin choosing a marker, check with the cemetery to see if there are any rules on height or type of marker. 

Some cemeteries only allow ground-set, flat markers. Others have requirements on the size, height, or decoration of a headstone. 

No matter where you purchase a marker, whether it’s through the cemetery or with a separate monument company, there almost always are fees associated with installing it. 

Check to see what those fees may be and whether they’re included in your plot purchase

Depending on where you’re purchasing a plot and how quickly the cemetery is growing, the amount of space used by the cemetery or the way it uses space may change over time. 

Check with your chosen cemetery about any future plans they may have so you can anticipate what the layout may be down the road. 

Costs

Glenwood Cemetery Pricing

Prices for burial spaces in Glenwood Cemetery start at $15,500 per space and vary depending on location within the cemetery. One burial space will accommodate one casket burial plus two cremated remains, or one space can hold three cremated remains. Double-depth rights may also be purchased per space for casket burials. The purchase price for this right is 60% of the selling price of the space at the time of purchase. If it is decided later to purchase double-depth rights, the purchase price will be based on the market value at that time. The price for one wall niche is $15,500. For two ash burials in the same wall niche, the price is $24,800.

A portion of the lot or wall niche purchase price is deposited into a permanent trust fund that provides for the care of the cemetery in perpetuity, so there are no annual assessments for maintenance or other such charges. Currently, there is no charge for monument privileges in any area of the cemetery.

Fees for opening and closing of a grave (burial) currently range from $2,850 to $4,200 for an ash burial and from $3,650 to $6,000 for a casket burial. Extra charges may apply if special equipment is necessary. Glenwood does not provide any mortuary services. You should seek additional information on fees for mortuary services from the funeral home of your choice.

Washington Cemetery Pricing

Prices for burial spaces in Washington Cemetery start at $15,500 per space depending on location within the cemetery. Please note: All other information is the same as for Glenwood Cemetery. Washington Cemetery is under the permanent care, custody and control of Glenwood Cemetery and is adjacent to Glenwood Cemetery.

Transfers

The cost is $500 per space for transfers.

Name Changes

Cost is $500 per name change on Certificate of Ownership and Deed of Perpetuity.

Rules & Regulations

When purchasing a lot at either Glenwood Cemetery or Washington Cemetery, owners will be subject to our Rules and Regulations.

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Mausoleums

Mausoleums are beautiful, light-filled, above-ground structures made of granite and glass dedicated to honoring the memories of loved ones and are an alternative to traditional underground burials. A mausoleum contains one or many crypts, or burial spaces, for both whole-body burial and cremated ashes.

Private mausoleums are exclusive, custom-built, aboveground spaces, usually for a couple or family who works with a designer to customize the architecture of the structure to include features such as bronze doors or stained-glass windows. These exclusive mausoleums can be built to hold traditional caskets, cremated remains, or both.

BENEFITS OF MAUSOLEUM BURIALS OVER TRADITIONAL GROUND BURIALS

ABOVEGROUND: An alternative for those who do not wish to be buried underground.

TRADITION: As one of the oldest burial methods, mausoleums offer a connection to treasured traditions.

ECO-FRIENDLY: Mausoleums have less of an environmental impact than in-ground burials or cremations.

AESTHETICS: Reflect your personal aesthetic by selecting the décor, building materials, stained-glass windows, intricate carvings, etc.

PRIVACY: Private family mausoleums offer a prominent and statuesque final resting place that can be customized to meet your family’s needs.

For many, the appeal of a mausoleum is as simple as having a permanent place of remembrance that offers privacy and comfort. A variety of factors will influence the cost.

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  • Bronze-front niches are sealed with a panel that can be engraved with details about the deceased. In addition to names and dates, a personal motto, scripture or even song lyrics can be added if space is available.

The Difference Between Monument, Headstone, Marker, and Family Plaque

A monument, headstone, or marker is a lasting tribute to your loved one which will stand the test of time and serve as a point of remembrance for the future generations of your family to gather. There are many different options between monuments, headstones, and markers.

Monument/Headstone

When people refer to monuments, they typically refer to larger headstones. While monuments are often the same shape as headstones, they are much larger. Monuments can vary in different shapes and sizes. The headstone is the most common form of memorial for a grave site. The headstone is typically a piece of rock (usually granite) that sits erect on the ground, allowing those who walk past to easily identify the individual. You can have any information you desire carved into the headstone, ranging from a person’s name to birth date and death date, to a quote or saying, to an engraving or inscription. For military funerals, often there is a sign or symbol of their military outfit or division. A headstone is typically less ornate than true monuments, and often times are smaller. It is common to have one headstone per family (mother and father).

Marker

A marker is a smaller option for a memorial that will not garner as much attention as a monument or headstone simply because of its size. A cemetery marker often sits flat or slightly angled to make it easier to read. This is the easiest memorial to maintain. The marker allows for the same basic information as a headstone to be printed, which is desirable. 

Family Plaque

With family plots, there is usually a plaque engraved with the family name marking the area, and then each individual family member who is buried in the family area will have an individual marker placed.

Rules & Regulations

RESPECTING THE DIGNITY AND PRIVACY OF OUR RESIDENTS
Glenwood is a privately-owned cemetery. Visitors are welcome every day of the year during the when the cemetery gates are open. Glenwood is an operating cemetery and visitors must respect the privacy and dignity of our lot owners, the families and friends of persons buried at Glenwood, and those attending burials. Because of the potential impact on burials and other cemetery operations, group visits must be arranged in advance.

Activities

The following activities are permitted

(However, visitors engaged in these activities may not, under any circumstances, interfere with funerals. The route of the funeral procession will be marked by traffic cones, and all visitors should avoid the route and stay out of sight of the area of the funeral. Please accord the family and mourners the same respect that you would wish for your own.)

  • Small groups of casual bicyclists (ride in single file and observe 10 mph speed limit)
  • Running and jogging (must be dressed appropriately and not in a large group)
  • Well behaved dogs (must be on a leash and picked up after)
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

The following activities are NOT permitted

  • Sitting, standing or climbing on monuments and tombstones
  • Making rubbings of grave markers, as it is damaging to the markers
  • Roller blading or skateboarding
  • Horseback riding
  • Off road or excessively loud vehicles
  • Glass containers

Photography

  • Photography for private use is permitted so long as it does not interfere with the quiet enjoyment of the cemetery by other visitors.
  • External light sources not integral to the camera may not be used.
  • Photography of burials is permitted only with the express permission of the person authorizing the burial, and such permission should be made known to the Glenwood office in advance of the burial.
  • Photography for commercial use is prohibited, except with the written permission of the Executive Director. Requests should be submitted to the Glenwood office.

Vehicles

  • Please observe the posted 10-mph speed limit and drive only on paved roads.
  • Visitors may park along the cemetery roads so long as there is room for another vehicle to pass.
  • Vehicles larger than a 12-passenger van are not permitted inside the cemetery.
  • Only licensed and insured drivers may drive in the cemetery, and drivers are liable for damage caused to any monument, improvement, tree or plant material as the result of their driving or parking.

Please Note

  • No public restroom facilities are available in the cemetery.
  • Any addition or alteration to a lot is subject to the consent and approval of the Executive Director and may be removed and disposed of by Glenwood at the lot owner’s expense.

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