Massachusetts National Cemetery

The Massachusetts National Cemetery has become a standard, used by the Department of Veterans Affairs for cemetery development. The master plan and maintenance standards for the 750-acre site employed a design concept based on the imagery of the New England orchard landscape. Jerry Brown was project manager for the first six phases of development over a twenty-year time period. The palette of design elements and landscape types included open fields, meadows, orchards, stands of native trees, fieldstone walls, and winding roads, which complimented the existing site conditions and symbolized the desired imagery and history of the site. The landscape architects prepared construction documents and supervised construction for six phases based on the Master Plan Documents.