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.
With initial support from a grant provided by the Garden Club of Concord, a garden was created near the main gate, around the flagpole.
The space was designed and implemented by The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Board Member H. Thurston Handley who died in 2016.
The garden is a welcoming site to visitors as they enter the Cemetery. The Friends continue to maintain this site and the one at a second flagpole in the Cemetery.
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.