The Friends applied for and received a grant from the Garden Club of Concord to create a garden near the main gate, around the flagpole. The garden was designed and implemented by Friends of Sleepy Hollow Board member H. Thurston Handley and is a welcoming site to visitors as they enter the Cemetery. The Friends continue to maintain the garden annually.
The Friends commissioned six granite benches to be placed around the Cemetery for the convenience of visitors who may want to rest while walking through the beautiful grounds. The benches were completed and placed in 2008.