Since it was established in 1871, Glenwood Cemetery has been recognized as one of Houston’s special landmarks. Many prominent Texans, from the days of the Republic until the present, are buried here and the names on the elaborately carved marbles and granites remind us of our rich heritage. Within Glenwood’s confines is a priceless collection of Victorian statuary that is available for all to enjoy. Glenwood’s horticultural specimens rival those of many arboretums, and its gently rolling landscape, unique in Houston, provides a place for quiet refuge and peaceful meditation amid inspiring natural beauty.
Recognizing the value of Glenwood to our community, the Glenwood Cemetery Historic Preservation Foundation was formed in 1999 to raise funds for the preservation of historic Glenwood Cemetery beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance and operation. Glenwood is an active cemetery and revenue is generated by lot sales, burial fees, and miscellaneous service revenues. These revenue sources, however, are not sufficient to pay the total cost of tree and landscape maintenance or repair and restoration of historic monuments. In addition, funds are needed for special projects such as the complex effort currently underway to control erosion. The Foundation was created to raise funds for these critical needs.
We welcome your interest in Glenwood Cemetery and invite you to participate with us in protecting and preserving its historic integrity and natural beauty. Your contributions will ensure that this special treasure will be available for the benefit of future generations. For more information about the Foundation and its activities, click here to download a brochure.