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 location where you scatter? Here are some things to think about as you decide.
What Do I Want People to See When They Come to the Garden Memorial?
You need to ask yourself what you want the focal point of the garden to be. Do you want it to be a tree, bench, group of flowers or memorial stone? Whatever you want to highlight needs to be in the center of the garden.
Plan the rest of the design around your focal point. This can be a garden urn, bespoke plaque, or some other important piece.
Where Should I Scatter the Ashes?
If you are planning to scatter ashes in your memorial garden, decide whether you want to spread the ashes all around or if you want to stick to one location. Do what you think will be best for your grieving process.
Should I Have a Bespoke Memorial Stone in My Garden?
Some people chose to have a memorial stone placed somewhere in the garden to honour their loved one. If you have chosen to scatter ashes in one place on the ground, you might consider leaving the plaque in that location.
If you chose to scatter the ashes all over the garden, then you might rather leave the stone in a spot that it will be highly visible. Depending on the size of your plot, you might want to go with more than one memorial plaque.
What Should I Have Inscribed on The Memorial Plaque?
It can be a bit tricky to figure out what you should have put on your bespoke stone. You might want to put the name of your loved one and the dates of their birth. Other ideas might include a phrase or group of words that describe your loved one.
You can read about some of our other ideas for memorial plaques to get an idea of what to have inscribed.
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