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Pet Memorial Garden Ideas

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Pet Memorial garden

When your pet passes, it can feel like you’ve lost a beloved member of your family. Many people like to remember them by creating some sort of memorial. These garden ideas for memorial gardens can help you create something special for your pet. How to Set up Your Memorial Garden For a Pet You can […]

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College Students Honor Late Classmates With Garden

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A group of college students gathered to pay tribute to their late classmates last November. College students of the University of Virginia wanted to honor dear classmates and friends who died during their time at the University. A memorial garden was the best way to remember these lives and promote healing in the community. An […]

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Town Working to Restore Robbins Memorial Garden

             Gardens have proven to be a source of peace for many people. Known to promote healing and relaxation. They are easily enjoyed wherever they are located.  In order to promote continually serenity, these gardens must be maintained. Without love and care, gardens will lose their tranquility. Unfortunately, the Winfield […]

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Streaky Bay Woman Spearheads Memorial Garden Project

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Death is very unpredictable and often tragic, especially in the case of children and the unborn. Childhood deaths bring a different type of emotion and pain when you realize they will not live to do the things they enjoy. Creating memorials is not only a way to honour those children, but it is also an […]

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How to Create a Veteran’s Memorial Garden

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Phoenix Memorial Garden cares about your family and the loss that you have experienced with the passing of your loved one. We are here to walk you through a memorial garden as you grieve and work through the pain associated with such a difficult loss. If your loved one was in the military, then you […]

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Ideas for Incorporating Rocks into Your Garden Memorials

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Phoenix Garden Memorials wants to be there for you as you grieve the loss of a loved one. We know how important it is to family members to have a beautiful memorial to their loved one. One popular way to beautify a memorial for your loved one is to incorporate rocks into your garden memorial. Not […]

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Young Cancer Patient Honoured With Memorial Garden

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In November 2015, Finlay Church succumbed to a brain tumour after a brave battle. According to the Bromsgrove Standard, Just over a year later, local artist Jackie Nash completed and opened a memorial garden in his honour. She worked with Alvechurch Middle School where Fin had been a student. Collaborative Effort Nash worked with the […]

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Memorial Garden Dedicates Section to Early Deaths

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Memorializing children lost in the womb can be very difficult. Often, there is not a burial and therefore no place of remembrance. Angel of Hope Memorial Garden in Coleraine has just opened up a lovely solution to this delicate concern. A children’s memorial garden According to the Belfast Telegraph, The Angel of Hope Memorial Garden […]

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Historic memorial garden facing modern blight

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In 1924 and 1926, local philanthropists donated two plots of land to the care of the Ashford Borough Council to commemorate the fallen of World War I. Since then, it has served as a peaceful green space that not only reminds residents of its past heroes but also a quiet place to enjoy an afternoon. […]

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Texas church may become memorial garden

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On Sunday, November 5, 2017, a gunman entered First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and opened fire. In the end, the assault left 26 members of the church dead and 20 more injured. It is the worst mass shooting in Texas history. Remembering the tragedy The pastor of the church, Frank Pomeroy, was out […]

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Aberdeen City Council addresses crematorium scandal

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Phoenix Memorial Gardens goes alongside our customers as they work through the many of the emotions that are experienced after the loss of a loved one.  We help you through the stages of grief and provide support as needed. Phoenix Memorial Gardens takes pleasure in lightening the load of those that seek our company out. […]

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Healing from Memorial Gardens

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Phoenix Garden Memorials is familiar with the grief process as they have helped customers work through the difficulties that follow losing a loved one. One thing that we suggest is to remember those that have passed away in some unique, special fashion. We encourage everyone to work through their pain and hurt as they need […]

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Joy from Garden Memorials

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Phoenix Garden Memorials wants to assist grieving families. We are familiar with the pain and hurt that is associated with the loss of a loved one. Over time, people decide that they’d like to honor their family member or friend with a memorial. Garden memorials are popular ways to pay a tribute to someone you […]

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How to Make Memorial Stones

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Phoenix Garden Memorials is familiar with the time it takes to grieve and go through the many steps to heal when you have lost a loved one. For years, we have watched our customers walk through the stages of grief and our goal is to offer support and encouragement. We believe that memorials are a […]

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Baby Memorial Garden

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Phoenix Garden Memorials is a company that goes alongside their customers in their time of need. Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for families. Our goal is to assist you on your journey to heal with the goal to lighten your pain if at all possible. We take pride in our effort […]

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Memorial Bricks

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Phoenix Garden Memorials has witnessed that the grieving process after the death of someone you love takes time.  There are many stages of grief and no one family has the same experience.  The key is to give yourself time to move forward after a loss. In time, we’ve realized that a memorial is a great […]

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There is a Growing Need For Memorial Gardens

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There is a Growing Need For Memorial Gardens Cremations in the USA are on a remarkable incline right now. It’s estimated that the number of cremations has risen from 25% of deaths in 2000 to 49% of deaths in 2015. Combine this with the rapid filling of cemeteries in many localities, and a problem arises. […]

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Using Wildflowers in Your Memorial Garden

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There are hundreds of varieties of flowers to choose from when building a memorial garden for your loved one. When thinking about what kind to use, it’s important to consider your loved one’s personality. Was your loved one a fan of nature who would enjoy wildflowers? Any memorial garden can be a nature reserve in […]

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Should You Have an Evergreen Garden or Seasonal?

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Many people ask us whether or not they should plant an evergreen memorial garden or go with seasonal plants. There are a few ways that you can approach your plan for a garden to honour your loved one. Plant Seasonal Flowers It can be refreshing to map out your garden each and every year with […]

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Which Flowers Should You Plant For a Fragrant Memorial Garden?

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While you are sitting in your memorial garden, the smell of fragrant flowers will help you to connect with nature. For beautiful smelling flowers, these are a few you should consider planting. Dianthus This variety comes in different colors such as white, pink, or red. When the blooms are not open, the plant has evergreen […]

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Do Plants Evoke Memories?

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We know that there are many things that can evoke memories. It could be everything from music, to smells, to sites, but what about plants? If you spend time in your memorial garden, will it eventually evoke memories? Emotional Experiences Associated With Plants If you spend much time outside, I think that you can summize […]

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Why You Need a Memorial Garden to Honour Your Loved One

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Phoenix Memorial Gardens embraces families as they struggle with the loss of a loved one.  We are able to help you as you grieve and be a resource as you work through this difficult time.  We are known to help people and lighten the emotional load they carry.   Often families that are dealing with […]

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Cinder Block Memorial Gardens

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Phoenix Garden Memorials knows that the grieving process of a loved one takes time.  There are many stages and eventually most people come to the place of wanting to honor their family member or friend with a memorial. We can help you with this important aspect as you heal.  Memorials are a beautiful way to […]

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Rock Garden Designs For Your Memorial

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When it comes to memorial gardens, you can get as creative as you like. It is always a good idea to map out the garden a little bit ahead of time. This way, you can easily implement what you are hoping to. Rock Garden Design In addition to flowers in your garden, you can incorporate […]

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Vandalism at the Northe Gardens in Weymouth

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It is unfortunate to hear that more than 40 trees that have been donated in honour of loved ones, have been vandalised at Dorset Park. These trees at the Northe Gardens, in Weymouth may not survive due to the extensive damage that has been done to them. Vandalism at Northe Gardens The vandalism at the […]

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Centrepieces For a Garden Memorial

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Memorial Garden Sculptures: Petal Companion

Here at Phoenix Garden Memorials, we offer a long line of centrepieces you can put in the centre of your garden area. It is important that you make the focal point of your memorial garden something that will honour your loved one in the best way. What types of centerpieces can you put in your […]

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Mom Rebuilds Memorial For Her Stillborn Child

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It is so heartbreaking to hear of infant deaths. Those precious lives are so innocent and fragile. Viky Evans, the sweet mom to Kyle, had to rebuild her memorial garden after a work crew had left it in shambles. The Wales and West Housing Association apologised for how they left a mess on Viky’s patio. […]

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Bring Birds To Your Memorial Garden With a Memorial Bird Bath

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When your loved one passes away, it is a wonderful thing to put together a memorial garden for them. There are many different things that you can do to make this place an area where you can feel at ease. Bringing birds into your space is a great way to add to the serenity of […]

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Stone and Glass Memorials

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Stone and Glass Memorial: Portland Stone and Glass Garden Sculpture.

Bespoke Stone and Glass Memorials. It is truly humbling to do what we do, not only do we get to speak to some of the most amazing customers every day but we also get to work with some of the most talented and genuine artists in the UK. The people who make our bespoke items […]

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Football Club Digs Up Memorial To Father

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The place you scatter your loved one’s ashes is a place that you will cherish. It certainly isn’t a place you want to see it ripped up. That is exactly what happened to Matthew Peleszok when the Shrewsbury Town Football Club uprooted the garden he scattered ashes in. Football Club Digs Up Land The football […]

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Mortonhall Memorial Garden is a Place For Grieving Parents

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Back in December of 2012, the Edinburgh Evening News released a story that parents were being told that there were no remains from their small babies that were miscarried or lost. The facility took it upon themselves to scatter the ashes without the parent’s knowledge. These practices have been taking place from 1967 to 2011. […]

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How to Clean a Memorial Stone

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War Memorials serve an important role in our society. These bespoke stones remind us of the sacrifices made for what we enjoy as a culture. The stones that are used for these memorials require care and cleaning in order to preserve the engraving and materials for years to come. What Types of Problems Do War […]

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Why do We Closely Associate Garden Memorials With Veterans

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What is the first thing you think about when you hear the words: memorial garden? For me, I think of war memorials. Why do we associate those words with veterans or war memorials? Most Common Memorial Gardens Are For Veterans The most common types of memorial gardens are for veterans and war heros. These public […]

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The Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust Garden Due to Open in 2016

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Here at Phoenix Garden Memorials, we strive to bring you helps and ideas for your memorial garden. When you lose someone you love, putting together a green space is a wonderful way to honour them. You are no doubt familiar with public memorial gardens. These areas are open to all those that want to come […]

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Didcot Community Hospital Opens Memorial Garden

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Putting together a memorial garden in honour of a lost loved one or respected community member is an appropriate way to remember them. That is exactly what Didcot Community Hospital in Oxfordshire did for Nurse Gail Castle who left this earth in December of 2014. Gail Castle Helped Draw Up Plans For The Memorial Garden […]

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How to Clean Natural Stone and Marble Memorials

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Do you have a memorial garden with natural stones in it? If so, then you might be wondering how you can clean those precious stones in your garden. Here are a few quick tips to help you keep your natural stone and marble looking great year round. What is Natural Stone? Natural stones are unpolished […]

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How to Prepare a Memorial Service

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When your loved one dies, you want to find a way to honour them that you can be proud of. Putting together a memorial service is mentally taxing, but worth every bit of the emotional drain. Here are some things you need to consider when putting together a memorial service. Determine Who Will Speak At […]

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My Loved One Died- Now What?

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When your loved one passes away, there are so many overwhelming things that take place. The emotions flood over you and it can be hard to think. That is why it is so important that you have the help you need to prepare a memorial service. This guideline can be used to help you prepare […]

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Nek Chand Honoured In Rock Garden of Chandigarh

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In June of this year, 2015, the creator of the iconic Rock Garden of Chandigarh was cremated. Nek Chand was given full state honours during the ceremony. Memorial Ceremony In The Rock Garden Of Chandigarh People from all walks of life gathered together to honour Nek Chand on that Saturday in June. There was a […]

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Family Members Scatter Ashes On Golf Course

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When a loved one passes on, the family looks for ways in which they can memorialize the individual. It is their way of keeping their memory alive and fresh in their minds. Memorial gardens are a common thing, but what about on the golf course? Golf Courses Making Way For Garden Memorials It started in […]

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DIY Moss Paint For Memorial Gardens

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Many of us have made going green a major priority for the health of our environment. For that reason it is always good to find environmentally friendly ways of doing things. If you have a memorial garden and want to decorate it with green products, then you should consider making your own moss paint. You […]

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A Memorial In The Chelsea Gardens

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This year at the Chelsea Gardens in the UK, viewers are getting a special treat. John Everiss built a memorial for his father in the spot he was given. His plot is under a weeping willow tree that suits his idea. A Garden Designed as a Memorial to His Father Everiss designed the garden to […]

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Should You Place a Formal or Informal Memorial in Your Garden?

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Many people chose to create memorial gardens in honour of their loved ones who have passed away. Putting together a growing and living memorial is a great way to remember the person you love. There are some things to think about when it comes to building a memorial garden that you will need to think […]

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Widnes Cemetery Turfs Over Place For Scattering Ashes

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Many people choose to scatter ashes of their loved ones as a way of remembering them. This can get a bit complicated at times depending on where a family is choosing to scatter their loved one. The Widnes Cemetery in Halton, recently made some changes that have affected family members that have used the gardens […]

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Should You Put a Sundial or Birdbath in Your Memorial Garden?

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Handmade Brass Octagonal memorial sundial

Putting together a memorial garden is a great way to remember the loss of a loved one. There are many different things you can do to set up your garden spot. Here are some things to keep in mind when figuring out how to put together your area. Where Will You Place the Garden? It […]

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What is a Bespoke Travertine Stone?

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Many people choose to have a memorial garden to honour the life of a lost loved one. When planning a garden out, there are some things you need to consider. One thing to think about is what type of memorial stone you will use. There are many different types of stones that you can choose […]

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How to Clean Your Stainless Steel Garden Urn

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Here at Phoenix Memorial Garden, we offer several different stainless steel garden memorials. These memorials are ornamental ways to house your loved ones ashes and put on display out in your yard. If you have purchased one of our stainless steel memorials, here are some tips on how to clean it. Why You Should Clean […]

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Garden Memorial For Victims of MH17

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What a terrible tragedy occurred when flight MH17 crashed. There were 298 victim’s on that airplane. Loosing that number of individuals in a single incident is heartbreaking for those of us looking on. It was announced that a garden memorial would be created at the Parliament House in Canberra in honour of those victims. How […]

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Where Should You Place a Sundial in Your Memorial Garden

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Memorial gardens are a great way to remember a loved one that has passed on. Many people chose to put together a living remembrance of the life that once resided on this earth. There are many things to consider when setting up a garden. If you are choosing to put a sundial in your garden, […]

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Should You Place a Bespoke Memorial Stone in Your Garden

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When you lose a loved one, your thoughts turn to how you can honour their memory. Some people choose to put together a memorial garden to remember the one they love. Maybe you have chosen to scatter the ashes into the garden. If you decide to do that, should put up a plaque in the […]

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Beloved Frankfort Man is Honoured With Memorial Garden

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In April of 2014, L. Goebel Patton passed away at a ripe old age of 100. He was a beloved member of the West Frankfort area in Illinois. His motto was that service is the rent that we owe for the space we occupy. He did serve, and because of that, people wanted to honour […]

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Facing the New Year in the Midst of Loss

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Did you lose someone you love to death in the last year? If so, we know that you have celebrated the holidays without that loved one. What a difficult time it can be on holidays when a precious member of your family has passed away. Facing the New Year Without a Member of Your Family […]

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Memorial Service to Remember Victims in Westgate Mall Attack

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When a tragedy happens on a larger scale, families and friends that were affected are surrounded by the community in which the crisis struck. This past September in 2014, many gathered to remember the incident in Kenya that happened the previous year.   Westgate Mall Attack in Kenya This tragic event claimed the lives of […]

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A Memorial Service in Honour of Organ Donors

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Memorial gardens are a great way to honor those that have passed on. In Scotland, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh was created for individuals that donated organs to save others lives. In their death, they brought life to others.   Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh The garden was laid out and created by Alec Finlay, […]

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World War I Memorial on The Front Lawn

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Patrick White created a war heroes memorial in his front yard. His dedication to remembering the lives of soldiers is moving to say the least. He is a man that is committed to reminding the world of the price of freedom.   Remembering World War I Heroes White lives in a small area. When the […]

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Turning Ashes Into Stone

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Losing a loved one is a devastating time. The last thing you want to think about is what is laying them to rest in a cemetery. Even well maintained cemeteries still mean further separation from the one you love. Some people choose to find a way to bring the remains of their loved ones home […]

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How to Preserve a Memorial Garden

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How to Preserve a Memorial Garden Garden memorials are a wonderful way to remember your lost loved ones. Keeping up and caring for your quiet place is important. You do not want to see the hard work you’ve put into your garden be destroyed by weather conditions.   What Kind of Care Needs to Be […]

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Should You Put Wind Chimes in Your Memorial Garden

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If you have created a memorial garden in memory of a loved one, then you know how serene the environment can be. The beautiful flowers are planted in all the right places. Trees provide you shade while resting a while. In springtime, birds serenade you while you ponder your thoughts. In the midst of it […]

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The Difficulty of Placing the Ted Hughes Memorial

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It was no easy task getting the Ted Hughes’ memorial erected on Dartmoor. It is normal that the Dutchy of Cornwall does not allow memorials to be placed here. This famous individual had the love and support of many. The Prince of Wales even sanctioned that the memorial should be placed in the national park, […]

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What to Do When You Lose Someone You Love

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Losing someone you love can be a difficult pill to swallow. No matter what the circumstances, grieving a loss is one of the hardest things to know how to do. When these terrible times come upon you, there are some things you can do to help yourself with the process.   Build a Support System […]

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Kitobe Memorial Garden in Vancouver

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One of the most beautiful memorial gardens that you can visit is the Nitobe Memorial Garden located at the University of British Columbia, which is outside of Vancouver, Canada. This memorial is fashioned in traditional Japanese garden style. Spanning 2 ½ acres over the campus, there are brilliant colored flowers and amazing displays perfectly situated […]

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Write a Riddle on a Memorial Stone in Honour of Your Loved One

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When you have lost someone that you love to death, it is such a difficult and confusing time. During that time that you are going through the mourning of your losses, figuring out how to best memorialize your loved one can be a difficult task. It is a good idea to ask for guidance from […]

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Turning furniture in a garden memorial bench

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When someone you love passes away, the pain of loss can be very difficult. It is true that with time you will begin to feel healing, but the scars will always be there. One of the ways to complete the mourning process is to memorialize your loved one. The way you chose to remember them […]

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Garden memorials keeping someone close

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Francis Raymond lost her dear sweet husband Jean-Francois. Each year she and her sons and their families make a day of remembering the sweet man that has passed on. Every year they chose a location that Jean would have enjoyed visiting out of respect for him. Unlike past celebrations, this year they are staying at […]

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Why perennials in your memorial garden

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At some point in the grieving process there will come a time when you are able to begin thinking toward ways in which you can memorialise that precious life. If you choose to create a memorial garden, planting perennials is a special way to keep your garden flowing with memories and beauty. Why Plant Perennials: […]

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Are Memorial Stones just there to commemorate someone who has passed away?

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Memorial stones are a precious way to remember a loved one that has gone on before. Keeping the memories alive through engraved words can bring comfort and peace to the heart. Another great use for memorial stones is to honor the living. While the concept may seem interesting to begin with, there are many appropriate […]

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Make your own Garden Memorial Stone

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When a loved one passes on, it can take your breath away. Most often, it is not something that you see coming or have time to prepare for. When this tragic time takes place in your life, you can be left feeling lost. It is important that in this moment, you give yourself the time […]

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Garden Memorial Stepping Stones

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There comes a day for all of us, when we lose someone that we hold very dear to our hearts. When that times comes, memorialising that individual can seem like a daunting task. Take comfort in knowing that they will always be with you in spirit. Through creating a memorial garden, you will have a […]

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Memorialised in Scrabble

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When you lose a loved one, it can be difficult to know how to memorialise them in a way that you can feel proud of. There are many different things that can be done to show the world just how much that person meant to you. Having a bespoke Memorial stone engraved is a typical […]

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Where to put your garden memorial stone?

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Memorializing a loved one can bring closure and peace to your soul. When you are choosing the best location for a memorial stone in a garden, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you chose a good place. Purpose: It is important to remember your purpose of the memorial garden. […]

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Living Garden Memorials

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When the time has come to honour a passed on loved one, there can be many ways in which to do this. Whether you have established a memorial garden, spread their ashes out to see, hold funeral services, or create a living memorial, you will be able to find closure in these memorials. Each of […]

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Palace Barracks Memorial Garden

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The Palace Barracks Memorial Garden situated in Palace Barracks, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. The barracks are the Regimental Headquarters of the Royal Irish Regiment (1992) since 2008 and the home base of several squadrons of the 152 (Ulster) Transport Regiment (Volunteers). It was planned out and plotted in 1993 to honor the men and women of the security forces that […]

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Newcastle lady asked to demolish memorial garden

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Jean Bailey, of Harriseahead, Newcastle UK, lost her husband who had been battling cancer in 1994. As a way to honor him, she created a memorial garden in her backyard. She took a boggy marsh area and turned it into a beautiful pond that is flooded with frogs, fish, newts, and other pond creatures. Bailey […]

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From the Hurricane arises one man’s memorial garden

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Hurricane Sandy was the natural disaster that swept across the United States eastern seaboard and wrecked everything in its path. So much devastation has overtaken the lives of many people. Billy Mullen, one such surviving individual, has lost his home and everything he owned. Without the money to rebuild the once well established house, he […]

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Choosing an epitaph for your memorial stone

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  Memorializing our lost loved ones can be a painful time. Choosing the best way to honor their lives can take time to process. Once you have chosen a the material for your garden memorial eg stone or stainless steel, you have to decide what to write on it. Ordinarily people opt for the name […]

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Memorial Stones

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You should spend some time to consider the type of stone to memorialize the life of your departed loved one. Maybe you haven’t thought about how your stone will be a long lasting impression of the passing life. Building an area where you can go to reflect on the memories you once shared, can help […]

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Setting the scene

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This is a new site from Scattering Ashes, looking specifically at Garden memorials and thoughts around the subject. When death separates you from someone precious, you can be left feeling overwhelmed. Finding the right way to celebrate the passing of your loved one is an important and sometimes daunting task. How are you going to […]

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