Creating a Memorial Garden

Despite the sweat and hard work that goes into gardening, the ritual of tending to new plants and watching them grow is comforting. Here are some ways to get started:

  • Decide on your budget. This will determine the size and type of garden decor.
  • Select plants that are suited to your area. If your area is shady, pick plants that are hardy in the shade.
  • Choose plants that have special meaning to your loved one, or that have colors or scents that evoke memories.
  • Large river rocks or stepping stones can be inscribed with your loved one’s name.
  •  Water fountains help to create a serene, relaxing and calming atmosphere.
  • A wooden bench or metal chair strategically placed provides the
    visitor a place for reflection and comfort.
  • If honoring a music lover, consider wind chimes or tall grasses that create sound when the wind blows.

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