|Urn Garden was founded on the memorial garden concept. My grandmother always dedicated a spot in the garden for family and friends that had passed. Plants and statuary were designated in memory of loved ones. It was tasteful and respectful.
Relaxation is the key to maintaining balance and harmony within your busy life. The garden is a great place to work out the frustrations of daily life and have a calming effect.
Personalized rocks, and tree dedication markers can be mixed in a memory garden without looking like a cemetery and provide a way to celebrate the life of a loved one.
Many choose to escape from the common motifs associated with a cemetery or graveyard, and opt instead for personal plantings,
complete with memorial stones and urns for ashes. A garden can be created in your own backyard as a way to commemorate
your departed loved ones. A memorial stone is an excellent way to represent such a garden, with a high quality granite or
marble sculpture. It could include words and a tribute, or be entirely wordless as a statue—whether of an angel or a symbolic design.
Such gardens are respectful and a perfect addition for those whose loved one was cremated, as the ashes can be distributed
along the garden as well.
The option of cremation is increasingly popular, as well as memorial gardens take the place of a traditional graveyard memorial.
This certainly saves a great deal of money for families who may not be able to afford a plot of land in a cemetery, while at the same time many could
argue that this approach is even more respectful to the departed; more-so than large gray tombstones.
Cremation urns also provide certain philosophical
benefits as well; as ash is easily returned to the earth, after the body is consumed by flame—a tradition that dates back as far as human history.