Our aim in creating our Gardens of Remembrance has been to create a living memorial of great beauty that is personal to each and every visitor, and dedicated to every name recorded here. Throughout the year there is a succession of colour, starting with out spring bulbs, blossom trees, azaleas and rhododendrons, followed by our roses and then the autumn colour of the shrubs, trees and maples. Many people continue to visit the garden months, years, or even decades after they first came to commemorate a loved one here, and their devotion is a tribute to the peace and tranquillity of the grounds.
Memorial shrubs are available for dedication in many parts of the garden.They include azaleas, rhododendrons, berberis, andromeda, potentilla, acer and flowering cherries to name just a few. The ashes
may be buries at the foot of a shrub marking the final resting place, or alternatively a shrub may be dedicated as a memorial and the ashes strewn elsewhere in the garden.
Many different kinds of ornamental trees and flowering shrubs have been selected to flower at different times of the year or have been chosen for their attractive leaf colour or berries to add interest, particularly at the time of a special anniversary. There are a number of rose beds in the more formal part of the garden and an individual bush rose or a standard rose, which will flower year after year, may be your choice of memorial.
As soon as you enter the beautiful south-facing Willow Garden you can sense its atmosphere of peace and serenity. A water cascade runs through the middle of the terraced rose beds, whilst the wide variety of
trees and shrubs around the more informal perimeter attract wildlife. This sheltered and walled garden is an ideal setting for quiet contemplation.
The Parterre Garden is a special feature at St. Marylebone Crematorium. This separate area in the gardens consists of individual family memorial plots, divided by miniature privet hedges and arranged in attractive designs. A Black Welsh slate tablet is supplied with each plot and can be inscribed and gilded as desired. Each plot is tended and maintained by our own gardeners and planted with seasonal blooms.
St Marylebone Crematorium
East End Road
Email address (General Enquiries)
Tel no: 020 8343 2233
Memorial Gardens, Columbarium and Remembrance Room:
9.00am - 5.00pm
Open 365 days a year
Accompanied viewing by arrangement
Office Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Closed weekends and Bank Holidays
No dogs are allowed in the Memorial Grounds other than recognised assistance dogs.
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