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Buy grave tending services

Birmingham’s crematoriums offer four Always Remembered grave tending services. Each service runs for a 12-month period and can be renewed for the following year.

Lawn graves

Lawn graves are graves that are covered in grass and marked with a headstone at the head of the grave.
We offer the following two grave tending services for these:

Service 1:

  • Removal of dead plants and flowers, and decorations
  • Light wash of the headstone or memorial (to remove any surface moss, algae, dirt or bird droppings)
  • Thorough wash of memorial pot liners
  • An arrangement of flowers placed on the grave for a special anniversary of your choice
  • A holly wreath placed on the grave at Christmas.

Service 2: includes all of the items listed in Service 1, plus:

Edging up and tidying around the headstone
Planting of a small garden (up to 18 inches) of seasonal plants in front of the head stone. Planting takes place in spring and autumn.

Traditional graves

Traditional graves are graves that have full kerbed memorials (a solid, usually stone, edge that marks the outline of the grave area).
We offer the following two grave tending services for these:

Service 3:

  • Removal of all dead plants and flowers, and decorations
  • Light wash of the headstone or memorial (to remove any surface moss, algae, dirt or bird droppings)
  • Thorough wash of memorial pot liners
  • An arrangement of flowers placed on the grave for a special anniversary of your choice
  • A holly wreath placed on the grave at Christmas.

Service 4: includes all of the items listed in Service 3, plus:

  • Weeding of the grave
  • Spring and autumn planting of the grave space.