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

(Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, July 4th)
  • Holiday decorations on the graves will be removed 7 days after the holiday.

Christmas/Winter Decorations

  • 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 Interment 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.