Floral Rules and Regulations
General Rules and Regulations
- All flowers must be in a permanent vase. Flowers stuck in the ground will be removed at the next mowing or trimming.
- Planting of shrubbery, groundcover, trees, etc. must be done by cemetery staff.
- Floral wreaths or decorations on metal stands, shepherd hooks, decorative flags on staffs, military medallions on staffs (inquire at office), statues or other similar items are not allowed.
- Glass of any kind, beads, loose stone/pebbles and toys are not allowed.
- Homemade benches, and/or markers are not allowed in the cemetery.
Memorial Day Decorations
- Flowers and decorations may be placed on the graves starting at 5 p.m. on the Friday before Memorial Day.
- All flowers and decorations, including those in permanent vases will be removed starting the Monday after Memorial Day.
- All flowers placed after the Memorial Day clean-up must be in a permanent vase.
- Holiday decorations on the graves will be removed 7 days after the holiday.
- Christmas wreaths and/or other holiday decorations can be placed on the graves from December 1st to March 14th of the following year.
- Spring Cleanup: Decorations not in a permanent vase will be removed starting March 15th in preparation for the mowing season.
Burial or Internment Service Flowers
- Flowers from a current burial service or internment may be left on the grave for up to 5 days after the burial.
- A permanent vase is defined as one that has been installed in the ground with the top opening, level with ground or granite vases attached to monuments.
- Forest Lawn reserves the right to remove any object from a burial space that is deemed to be unsafe or inappropriate, weathered and unsightly.
- Forest Lawn assumes no liability or responsibility for acts of vandalism, theft, or the destruction of vases, floral decorations, or memorial items beyond our control.