Pay tribute to your loved one with a dedicated memorial tree, bench or a plaque in the Stone Book of Remembrance in Accrington’s Garden of Remembrance.
Remembering your loved one in Accrington
When a loved one dies and chooses to have their ashes scattered, their family and friends may want to designate a space to visit instead of a grave in their memory.
A memorial, such as a dedicated tree or bench, can be a meaningful way to remember your loved one. It can give you a spot to visit and think about your loved ones in an area significant to them, such as the town where they grew up or their favourite spot in the park.
As well as memorial trees and benches, Accrington also offers a wide range of unique memorialisation options in its Garden of Remembrance, from its memorial wall to its Rose Gardens and Stone Book of Remembrance.
Find your funeral director in Accrington who will help you arrange a cremation or burial, and give you ideas for a meaningful memorial.
Planting a memorial tree is a natural form of memorialisation that ensures your loved one lives on in nature. You have the choice of interring ashes at the base of the tree along with a memorial plaque, or you can choose to just place a plaque in memory of your loved one.
Another traditional form of memorialisation, in Accrington, you can purchase and place a traditional memorial bench in the cemetery grounds. Or, you can refurbish a cemetery bench to memorialise the person who’s died.
You can find the Memorial Wall inside the Garden of Remembrance where it provides a secure resting place for the ashes of a loved one. If you choose to scatter the ashes in another location, you can also place a memorial plaque for your loved one. The Memorial Wall can also accommodate up to four sets of ashes to allow families to be reunited.
The peaceful landscaped garden is host to the Memorial Wall. It provides a facility for fixing Lakeland Green Slate plaques to the wall and a quiet seating area for you to reflect and remember your loved one.
Rose Garden Ashes Graves
The Gardens of Remembrance contain the Rose Garden, and 25 rose beds have been placed within a box mown lane to make a beautiful and serene flower garden.
Guests traditionally scattered ashes in the Rose Beds, but now this is only possible if the ashes of a close family member have already been scattered there.
However, you will now find new ashes graves within the Rose Gardens where you can now scatter ashes in a lovely, tranquil setting or place a memorial as a lasting tribute for your loved one.
The ashes graves can contain two sets of ashes, and you can place a small memorial plaque if you wish. The memorials are Rose Granite, and only natural flower tributes are allowed inorder to compliment the roses found in the Rose Gardens.
Stone Book of Remembrance
The stunning Rose Garden contains The Stone Book of Remembrance. Situated in the middle of the Gardens of Remembering, the stone book is a perfect, quiet setting to remember all those whose ashes have previously been interred within the four sections of the Rose Garden or in one of the 25 rose beds.
The stone book records tributes to the loved ones we’ve lost on individual plaques with natural granite leaves reflecting the garden’s surroundings. There are 194 plaques to choose from that can be individually lettered and customised to your liking. The curved pages and a central cord and tassel make a beautiful, impressive remembrance book commemorating a loved one.
A unique scattering bed accompanies the book, giving you the option to scatter the ashes of a loved one in the Stone Book area or place a memorial plaque within the book. There is also an area where you can lay flowers, giving you a specific spot to visit and remember your loved one.
Plaques are leased for 25 years, and there is also the option to reserve a plaque for the future, but this comes with a small administration charge.