A modern cemetery, with large green areas and fantastic views at the Kvarner, calms the minds and souls of visitors.
Horticulture of the cemetery
If landscape is the most respected reflection of man's actions, then the parks are its green song. What is actually the greenery of the Drenova cemetery in the urban landscape of Rijeka? It`s nature or a park? A park or a pattern of a refurbished submediterranean landscape? An example of landscape architecture or just gardening skills?
The architecture of this cemetery is located on the selected landscape location that is characterized by preserved indented terrain configuration and perfectly aligned green corridors. The vegetation is vertically and horizontally complemented by basic or segmental green architecture of the cemetery fields and the entire park.
Pines, cypresses, cedars, walnuts, sapphires, blacksmiths, magnolias. Together, these examples of trees of different colors and structures make impressive scenes of natural elevation and the selected landscape position.
The fundamental green architecture of the trees is completely free and independent, achieving its perfect and exemplary habitats here. Tombs do not interfere with the development of crowns and shrubs such as in the city between buildings and streets.
Plants are distinguished by the remarkably strong vegetation of a large growth, in the thick but harmonious groups that complement each other, continue and disappear with the spacious lawns and greenery of the surrounding settlements and hills towards the east and the open sea to the south. The original landscape is a basic habitat but the park is a work of art, the result of skills and maintenance sustainability.
The greenery of the cemetery is like an unnamed arboretum of ornamental vegetation, an open museum of a lively greenery directory, the horticulture of Rijeka nurtured by abundant sun and rain. High and thin cypresses are creating visible and invisible ties between the silence of the cemetery and the endless sky.
The answer is: the greenery of the Drenova cemetery exemplary is a park emphasized by the natural strength of the vegetation of a suitable habitat, the expertly crafted and maintained creativity of the staff and their gardening skills. The vegetation of the cemetery is a beautiful example of garden architecture, an irreplaceable scenery of solemn memory and exalted green silence.
At Drenova cemetery, the "park cemetery", there are different types of graves intended for the burial of the deceased: monumental tombs, family tombs, niches, compartments for placing urns and mortal remains of the deceased, and graves in general fields.
Tombs and family graves are decorated with standardized tomb monuments. Grave rows and fields are separated by green partitions - evergreen hedges, which contribute to the intimacy of the cemetery. Communication between rows and fields is established with paths that are merged into the central pedestrian avenue of the cemetery.
Niches and compartments are built in blocks, intended for classical burial or laying of urns with remains of the deceased.