Creating a Memorial Garden

Grief is an incredibly difficult process that everyone goes through in their own way. Some people find that channeling their grief into a physical project is a great way to start the healing process. Creating a memorial garden in remembrance of the person who has passed is a great way to let their memory live on in a place that’s full of beauty! Not only is the process of building the garden therapeutic, so is the process of maintaining it for years to come. If you’re not sure where to start, checkout these tips to create the perfect memorial garden for your loved one. 

Choose the Space 

Before any gardening can happen, you have to choose the space for your memorial garden. The space can be as small or as large as you’d like. The most important part of choosing a space for your memorial garden is finding a place that’s quiet and private. When you’re visiting the garden to remember the deceased, you should be able to be alone with your own thoughts without interruption. 


Include Special Plants 

Once you’ve chosen a space, you have to decide what to put in the space. Consider adding flowers that hold special meaning to you and your loved one. If they had a favorite type of flower or color, that’s a good place to start. You can also incorporate plants that have specific meanings. For instance, red poppies are a symbol of eternal sleep and oak trees embody strength. It up to you if the garden includes flower, cacti, trees, shrubs, or succulents, but it’s best to pair plants that have similar care instructions. 

Add Decoration & Water 

Decorations are the best way to make a memorial garden truly special. A few memorial décor ideas include:

•A windchime for someone who loved music

•A birdfeeder to attract birds

•A steppingstone featuring a favorite prayer or saying

•A small statue of a religious figure

•A small statue of your loved one’s favorite animal

Water features are known to be especially soothing, so consider adding a small outdoor fountain too. The running water provides soothing background noise when you visit the memorial garden.

Create a Place to Sit 

Finally, you need someplace to sit when you visit the memorial garden. The space to sit can be as simple as a patio chair or as grand as an engraved bench. Find something that matches the other décor, offers a comfortable place to sit, and can withstand the outdoor elements. 

Finally, you need someplace to sit when you visit the memorial garden. The space to sit can be as simple as a patio chair or as grand as an engraved bench. Find something that matches the other décor, offers a comfortable place to sit, and can withstand the outdoor elements. 

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