A new Garden of Reflection has now opened at Weston Mill Cemetery.
The garden comprises sixty above ground vaults, thirty two panoramic vaults and eighty memorial plaques available on either a sundial or bird bath memorial. The garden also has two benches for those wishing to sit and reflect in this tranquil space.
Each solid granite vault is designed specifically to hold cremated remains and comes with a plaque that gives families a choice of personalised artwork to commemorate their loved one.
There are also vaults that can accommodate two sets of cremated remains and a family vault up to four sets. The panorama vault provides versatility as the vaults can face sunrise or sunset or a combination of both depending on positioning and availability.
Councillor Sally Bowie, Cabinet Member for Customer Focus and Community Safety, said: “The new garden is set in such a beautiful location and will be a lovely addition to Weston Mill Cemetery.
“The garden will also bring the same choice to Weston Mill that we already have at our Efford site and improve the number of options available for families when they are looking for a fitting final resting place for their loved ones.”
The new garden of reflection was installed on unused land at the cemetery that is not suitable for burial use and will be completed over two stages. This opening celebrates the completion of stage one of the project.
Karen Jennings, Bereavement Service Manager said “in conjunction with our partners at South West Highways we have been able to transform an unused plot of land into a beautiful area of memorialisation and commemoration and provide our customers with five new memorial options. Choosing a memorial can be a daunting task so our experienced team are here to help the public to find that perfect lasting tribute”
More information on the Council’s bereavement options can be found by clicking here.