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Setting the scene

setting the scene

Setting the Scene – How to create a memorial garden

Setting the scene. 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 tell the world what your loved meant to you? If you are searching today for the best way to honour the person in your life that has gone on before you, consider some of these ways of forever memorialising your loved one.


Consider a memorial bench in honour of the life lived as a way of giving back to the community. If there is a place you often visited, leaving a resting place for passersby can leave a lasting legacy. Plant a tree of remembrance, if there is ample space, as a beautiful representation of the passing life. If continual care for a tree cannot be arranged, you can place an inscribed log or stone instead.


A beautiful way of enhancing the atmosphere around your loved one is to create a garden memorial. Many people love to use roses as their flower of choice, because they come back from year to year. The possibilities are endless in creating your garden memorial. If placing your loved one’s ashes in the garden, be sure to choose an urn that is made of weatherable materials.  Most bronze, brass, pewter, cloisonne’, or stainless steel urns will do well.


It is easy to get caught up in all the details during this difficult time. The important thing to focus on is that you are remembering a life that has touched you and so many others. They have left pieces of themselves inside of you and all those that knew them. Your life has become a living memorial of your loved one. Find your way of sharing that with the world.

This is a new site from the award-winning Scattering Ashes Team, looking specifically at Garden memorials and thoughts around the subject.

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