Honoring Your Loved One: Creating a Memorial Garden

Published: June 27, 2022
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A wonderful way to honor your loved one after their cremation services in Bells, TN. is by creating a memorial garden. This garden can not only serve as a tribute to your loved one, but it can also provide a peaceful place to feel connected to them. If you would like to start a memorial garden but not sure where to begin, keep reading as we walk you through the steps to creating a beautiful space.  

Select the Location

The first thing you will need to do is select where you would like this memorial garden to be. If you are creating this garden in your own yard, select a space that is quiet and peaceful and that you will enjoy spending time in. This might be a space that is shaded or away from noisy neighbors.  

If you do not have a yard to create your garden in, there are a couple of options. The first option is that you could create a garden inside your home with the use of potted plants. The second option is to find a public garden or other public space that you are permitted to use.  

Decide on the Theme

After you decide on the location, you will need to deice on the flowers and plants that will be included. You can do this by selecting a theme. These themes could include: 

- Color- Did your loved one have a favorite color (or colors) they loved? If so, you could build your garden around this color by adding plants and flowers that are variations of this color.  

- Favorites- Maybe your loved one had favorite flowers and / or plants. If so, use these as the main focus of the garden.  

- Meanings- Different flowers hold special meanings and represent different feelings. You could create a garden made up of flowers that hold special meaning to you. To learn the meanings of common flowers, you can do a search on the internet or talk with a local florist, and they should know as well.

Add Additional Elements

To make your garden a truly wonderful and unique place, consider adding in additional elements. These could be things such as:

- Bird feeder

- Solar lights or lanterns

- Bench, swing, or other sitting area 

- Bird bath 

- Plaque or other marker with your loved one’s name 

- Wind chimes 

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- A fountain, pond, or other water feature 

You can also use one of your loved one’s old items and upcycle it. An example of this could be taking their old bicycle and creating a garden planter. You could use a piece of their old furniture, such as a dresser or nightstand, and create a plater form it as well. To learn how to this simply search the internets and you will find many videos and tutorials.

Creating a memorial garden is such a wonderful and therapeutic way to honor and remember your loved one. The size of the garden isn’t important. What is important is that this space offers you a place to reflect and feel connected to your loved one after their cremation services in Bells, TN.

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