The Clarence Reardon Centre
Springvale Botanical Cemetery’s new state-of-the-art function and administration centre has been named The Clarence Reardon Centre in honour of the cemetery’s first burial, that of baby Clarence Reardon on 20th March, 1902.
The naming of our new central precinct in honour of baby Clarence Reardon reflects the importance we place on every loved one entrusted into our care and is symbolic of our role as true custodians of history.
Designed specifically to accommodate the growing needs of our communities, the building commenced operation on Monday 18 August 2014.
Contemporary in appearance, the building blends in with Springvale’s beautiful botanical gardens, with specially treated glass reflecting the surrounding tree canopies.
The design excellence applied to the construction has created a carbon neutral building that will be a local leader in sustainable design and operation.
The ground floor will serve our client families with comfortable and beautifully designed spaces and facilities, including seven stylishly appointed function rooms with the latest audio visual technology.
An expanded florist and gift shop and all new Café Vita et flores complete with an alfresco dining deck, have been built around a heritage listed Sugar Gum tree.
A children’s playground has been incorporated, built for safety and enjoyment.
The first floor houses the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust Administration.
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The Clarence Reardon Centre’s seven fully-equipped function rooms each accommodate up to 50 guests in comfort. Rooms can also be combined to suit larger gatherings, as required.
Located in the heart of our gardens, Springvale Botanical Cemetery’s new Café Vita et flores, provides quality cuisine and refreshments in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
View the availability of these facilities in real time here.
Online orders are available for delivery to services and memorials for pick up from Café Vita et flores. Order yours here.