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Gardens of Remembrance

Following the cremation, the cremated remains may, if desired, be returned to the earth in the Gardens of Remembrance which have been so designed as to offer both areas of formal arrangement and unspoilt natural beauty. All combine to give an atmosphere of peace and life, rather than death, and are a source of comfort to those whose loved ones rest in the Gardens.

Those seeking the solace of quiet contemplation and those who appreciate the beauty of well maintained gardens are very welcome to visit. The Gardens are open throughout the year and the Crematorium staff will be pleased to assist visitors with any enquiries they may have.

The Formal Gardens have been laid out to include extensive rose beds containing over 6,000 bushes around which are woodland walks bordered by shrubberies in which a wide variety of shrubs and plants are displayed. Trees, garden seats, and bird baths all add to the overall attractiveness of the area.

The Arboretum which was opened and dedicated by the Bishop of Truro in June 1994, is an extension to the formal part of the Gardens. Bounded by rolling countryside and woods, this area features specimen trees and island shrubbery beds.

The Quiet Acres is an area of natural woodland in a valley on the southern edge of the Gardens of Remembrance. It is particularly attractive in the Spring when, in addition to the many wild flowers that flourish there, it becomes covered with a carpet of bluebells. Many forms of wildlife make their home here. The Quiet Acres is particularly attractive to those who prefer an area of undisturbed natural beauty as a resting place for the cremated remains of a loved one.

The Baby Garden is an area which was formally set aside as a Baby Memorial Garden in April 1995 when it was opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and dedicated by the Bishop of St. Germans. This garden is especially designated for the resting of very young children and babies and the presence of animal pottery figures and dolls, together with many spring bulbs and flowers, is in keeping with its unique purpose.

Map of the Gardens of Remembrance