Memorial Services at Hatcher Garden

Policy for Memorial Services

Within Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve are many different, beautiful locations for holding Memorial Services. Various garden areas such as the Butterfly Garden, near the entrance on the paved path, Gazebo (by the perennial flower beds near the parking lot), Observation Deck (in the woods overlooking the lower pond), or the recently constructed Garden of Hope & Healing with a covered Pavilion and a large Brick Terrace with a stone step entrance, offer a quiet and inspirational place surrounded by the peaceful sounds and beautiful colors of nature for a special Memorial Service.

Pebble Path and Benches

Butterfly Garden

Plant Sale


Garden of Hope and Healing

Observation Deck

Plant Sale

Garden of Hope & Healing

Dependent upon the wishes of the bereaved family regarding the details of the Memorial Service for their loved one, coordination for the Memorial Service to be held in the Garden will be done with the designated mortuary or funeral home. If the bereaved family requests to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one within Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, the request will be reviewed and final approval granted by the Executive Committee. No portion of Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve is available for the burying of cremated remains or containers with ashes in any manner so as to create or establish a cemetery within the meaning of statutory or common law. Ashes may be scattered in a previously designated area of the Garden with approval from the Executive Committee. With normal irrigation and rain, the ashes will disappear into the earth. No plaques or markers are permitted where the ashes are scattered. However, requests for the planting of a memorial tree will be reviewed within the guidelines of Hatcher Garden’s current Gift Acceptance Policy.

The fee amount for a Memorial Service held within Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve will be dependent upon the details of the service and coordination with the designated mortuary or funeral home.

NOTICE: While on the grounds at Hatcher Garden, you are under your own cognizance. Please be aware that you are in a natural setting and there are factors beyond our control. We cannot be responsible for falling limbs, acts of God, behavior of wild animals, etc. For your safety and the safety of our aquatic life, stay out of the water, streams and off the rocks. Please do not disturb the wildlife. Thank you for your responsible behavior.

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