Cemetery Flower Policy - 2022
Revised January 1st, 2022
Fresh cut flowers are permitted within installed flower vases, which are available for purchase and installed by cemetery personnel. Grave spaces may not be defined or demarcated by any kind of fence, railing, hedge, trench or embankments. Statuary, fences and trellises are not allowed to be placed on any grave space.
All Flowers and Decorations will be removed each Tuesday except for certain holidays, or when they become unsightly at the discretion of Melrose Abbey staff.
During certain holidays, decorations, potted plants will be allowed, please review carefully the following dates as our holiday pick up schedule has changed.
Lunar New Year January 26th to February 7th
Easter Weekend Regular Tuesday Pick up
Mother’s Day May 4th to May 16th
Memorial Day May 31st to June 6th
Father’s Day Regular Tuesday Pick up
All Saints Day October 26 to November 7th
Veteran’s Day Regular Pick Up
Thanksgiving Regular Pick Up
Christmas December 20th to January 9th
During the rest of the year artificial flowers, lights or other decorations may be placed on a shepherd’s hook (no more than 2 per space) that is located within 2” of the installed memorial or at the head of the space if there is no memorial installed. Any artificial flowers, decorations, potted plants (including, but not limited to, balloons, pinwheels, silk and plastic flowers, planter boxes, flags, etc.) placed on graves other than during Holidays, will be removed and disposed of by cemetery personnel.
Melrose Abbey Memorial LLC, the employees of or any of its affiliates are not liable for any items left at the gravesite or in the cemetery at any time.
Other Park Regulations
All Memorials, temporary or permanent, must be approved by the cemetery and meet our rules and regulations. Any memorial placed without approval will be removed and disposed of by cemetery personnel.
All trees and shrubs are the property of Melrose Abbey Memorial Park. Planting additional trees and shrubs by individuals is not permitted.
With the exception of animals used by the disabled, (such as guide dogs,) no animal or pet shall be allowed on the Cemetery grounds or in any of its buildings.
Persons with alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are not permitted to enter Cemetery property.
Picnicking, Barbecuing or setting up of tents, umbrellas or other items associated with picnicking is prohibited. (Note: for special services accommodations can be made for the family).
Bands or loud music not directly associated with a scheduled service are prohibited.
Please contact our office for a complete copy of the cemeteries Maintenance Standards and Rules and Regulations which are available for inspection.