In 2018 The Friends created a newly established garden dedicated to honor Concord resident Carolyn Handley and her late husband, H. Thurston Handley, Jr., who died in 2016. The Handleys worked tirelessly to create and maintain gardens in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery at the two flagpoles and in the area now known as the Town's Assessor's Office.
The Handley garden and commemorative plaque are between the third and fourth gates.
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, who died in 2016. It 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.