When a loved one dies, there are many different ways in which we can commemorate them. As cremation makes up the majority of funerals in the UK, scattering the deceased’s ashes is an important part of this. Many people choose to scatter or bury their loved one’s ashes in natural environments, such as bodies of water or woodlands, and gardens of remembrance are also a beautiful and peaceful place to do so.
Gardens of remembrance are specially-designed areas of land dedicated to the deceased. They usually contain carefully-cultivated plants and trees, and sometimes have things like gentle water features. The idea is to create a tranquil and beautiful garden in which the departed are at peace, and mourners may come and pay tribute in a safe and quiet environment.
Often gardens of remembrance are located at crematoriums, however there are also independent ones throughout the UK. There are lots of different examples of these gardens, but they all foster a reflective and respectful atmosphere. Gardens of remembrance are a good choice as, with so much variety, you can be sure that you will find the right one for your requirements. They also make a good choice if there are lots of mourners, as there’s lots of space and nobody feels crowded. Also, as they are dedicated spaces, gardens of remembrance are a peaceful place to return whenever you wish to feel close to your loved one.
Here we have provided a series of links to resources about gardens of remembrance to help you find the right one near you.