Our Story

An Invitation To The Community

We welcome our neighbors and friends to enjoy the beauty and peace Columbia Gardens offers. There are walking paths throughout the grounds and we can provide maps showing where people of note and famous Arlingtonians are buried. We do request that visitors respect the dignity of a funeral gathering if you come upon one while on your walk or jog.

We offer community events throughout the year with seasonal activities for children and adults, historical activities and delicious refreshments. All are welcome to attend. For more information about upcoming community events, visit News and Events.

Throughout our history, Columbia Gardens has been dedicated to the planting, preservation and stewardship of trees and woody plants on our property. We are proud of our accreditation as an arboretum.


At Columbia Gardens Cemetery, the Agents of Discovery mission encourages young and young-at-heart visitors to the cemetery to move, play, and learn in nature as they solve geo-triggered, augmented reality challenges. Agent Tom S. Fox is your guide as you explore the history of the cemetery, the stories of those buried here and the beautiful natural surroundings.

How to Play:
Download the free “Agents of Discovery” app onto your mobile device from the app store.
Under Missions search for Columbia Gardens Cemetery and download the mission.
Download this map to make your mission easier to follow.

Allow the app to access your camera for augmented reality challenges as well as location for activating challenges.
It is recommended that you have the sound turned on.
It is not necessary to register or login to play.