Located within the green belt, Bushey New Cemetery in Hertfordshire forms an extension to the existing United Synagogue Jewish burial ground. 

A sensitive approach to the design of the 16 acre cemetery landscape was naturally a priority for the team at landscape architects
J & L Gibbons.

Their design aimed to alter the perception of the building cluster by integrating a new prayer hall, mortuary, parking and burial space seamlessly into the landscape. 

The design of the Bushey New Cemetery provides a subtle yet highly functional setting that is organised around the traditions of Jewish burial practice. The design works at two distinct levels: the ceremonial landscape scale, with long framed views along processional pathways for dignified communal remembrance; and intimate places to rest and contemplate, that allow a close connection with both soil and water. 

The landscape has effectively delivered both the need to retain a green and open character appropriate for the green belt and a serviceable cemetery with all the functions of burial and ceremony required by the Jewish community.

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