Gardens Road Cemetery

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Gardens Cemetery was opened in 1919 after the closure of Palmerston Cemetery on Goyder Road and was Darwin’s main cemetery up until 1970. There are many different types of graves, headstones and epitaphs, and Darwin City Council’s records list over 1,200 graves. Many notable people from a period of rapid development in Darwin (1920s-1970s) are buried in the cemetery. Many of the memorials indicate ethnic origins, family associations, and circumstances of death and thus comprise an important record of Darwin’s community spanning more than six decades. Cultural groups represented in the cemetery include Greeks, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Thursday Islanders as well as Australians of British descent. A number of graves of returned servicemen were moved to Adelaide River for reburial at the Adelaide River War Memorial Cemetery in 1944. Gardens Cemetery was succeeded in 1970 by the McMillans Road Cemetery, though a small number of burials have continued to take place at Gardens Cemetery.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.

Facilities

Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Picnic Area Walk Walks

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Deep sea fishing in the Top End

Darwin Fishing Office

Darwin

Viv's Barramundi Sportfishing Safaris

Viv’s Barramundi Sportfishing Safaris

Winnellie, Darwin

Old Boab Tree in Cavenagh Street

Old Boab Tree in Cavenagh Street

Darwin

Sweets Lagoon Pontoon

Outback Floatplane Adventures

Eaton, Darwin

1894 - Wesleyan Church and Parsonage, Mitchell Street.

George Brown Botanic Gardens

Darwin

Hole in the Wall, Raragala Island

Coral Expeditions – Cape York and Arnhem Land

Darwin

Contact Us