Burial lawns

Forest Grove Natural Burial Area

 

The Forest Grove natural burial area is nestled alongside a gully filled with native trees and is designed so that the body will return back to the earth as quickly as would naturally occur.

As the long term view of this area is for it to be a native bush environment, no permanent memorials are permitted.

As this are has unique requirements for burial procedures please refer to the Forest Grove Brochure (PDF, 388KB) for further information.

Olive Lawn


 

The Olive Lawn provides for low rise desktop memorials placed on concrete beams and the lawn is surrounded by olive trees.

Each plot allows for two casket burials and four ash interments, again providing an excellent option in allowing families or couples to be remembered together.

For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Olive Lawn Brochure (PDF, 423KB).

Oak Lawn


 

The Oak Lawn, bordered with oak trees and gardens, allows for more choice as to the design of the headstone, most of which are upright memorials.

Except for those plots already used for single depth casket burials, each plot allows for two casket burials and up to four ash interments. This provides an excellent option in allowing families or couples to be remembered together.

For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Oak Lawn Brochure (PDF, 398KB).

Chestnut Lawn

                 The Chestnut Lawn offers an alternative to the traditional upright and low rise memorials by providing continuous sloping concrete beams on which plaques or tablet memorials are placed.

Each plot allows for two casket burials and four ash interments, again providing an excellent option in allowing families or couples to be remembered together.

For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Chestnut Lawn Brochure (PDF, 449KB).

Totara Services Lawn (Returned Services Area)

 

The Totara Services Lawn is an area set aside exclusively for the burial of Returned Service persons, with their spouses or partners as a second interment.

The burial plot is provided at no charge in a joint agreement with the Cemetery and Veterans' Affairs. However, families are responsible for the one-off maintenance and related burial costs.

Only an approved Veterans' Affairs plaque can be installed in this area. The plaque is purchased by family through either the local Returned Services Association (RSA), your funeral director, or directly with Veterans' Affairs.

For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Services Lawn and Ash Brochure (PDF, 800KB).

Apple Blossom Lawn 

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The Apple Blossom Lawn is set aside for the interment of children and provides an area planted in crab apple trees and with seating that creates an environment for families to sit and reflect. Memorials are installed on the concrete beams.

For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Apple Blossom Lawn Brochure (PDF, 482KB). 

Birch Lawn

 
The Birch Lawn allows for a more restrained memorialisation area with its low rise desktop memorials and is named for the border of birch trees. A softer contour to the cemetery layout and gardens is provided with the beams and nearby gardens curved in a gentle shape of an S.
 
New plots for the Birch lawn are no longer available as the area is sold out, however the Olive Lawn now provides for this low rise only option. 
 
Except for those plots already used for single depth casket burials, each plot allows for two casket burials and up to four ash interments. This provides an excellent option in allowing families or couples to be remembered together.
 
For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Birch Lawn Brochure (PDF, 1493KB). 

Kowhai Lawn

 

The Kowhai Lawn provides a secluded area for parents to inter stillborn babies. This circular lawn, located on the right of the main cemetery grounds, is planted with Kowhai trees and has perennial garden borders.

There are two plot options available. The first is within the main lawn, however these plots do not allow for headstones to be placed directly on the lawn at the head of the plot. Instead plots are identified by a standard metal tag installed at the foot of the grave by cemetery staff and family have the option to arrange, via a memorial manufacturer, for a porcelain plaque to be installed on the pedestals next to the lawn’s central memorial feature.

The second option is the berm plots which are on the edge of the gardens within this lawn and a bronze, granite or porcelain plaque can be installed at the head of the plot on the garden kerbing.

For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Kowhai Lawn Brochure (PDF, 515KB).

Lawn Cemeteries (Maple, Beech, Magnolia and Cherry Lawns)

 

These older lawns at Hamilton Park Cemetery are now closed for the purchase of new plots. Existing reserved plots, second casket interments and ash interments are the only choices available for use in these areas.

These lawn areas, named to reflect the trees planted within their borders, are designed to provide a park like environment with flower containers placed into the ground so that the tops are level or just below that of the turf.

For plot management information and memorial specifications see the Lawn Cemeteries Brochure (PDF, 1473KB).

Page reviewed: 08 Nov 2016 10:49am