Communal Memorialization

Memorial Plaques

The Central Gathering Space of the Green Burial Ground is being planned at the moment and we welcome community input.

Besides the gathering space out of the weather, there will be a formation of three memorial boulders which will display small bronze plaques that commemorate the lives of persons whose remains are buried in the Cemetery or whose ashes are in the Scattering Area. This form of communal memorialization replaces the tombstones and other gravesite markers found in traditional cemeteries.

As the operator of the Cemetery, the SL Green Burial Ground orders the memorial plaque for the family and arranges for it to be affixed to one or other of the memorial structures. The plaque is 12.7 cm x 6.7 cm (5 in. x 3 in.) and is cast bronze. The engraved information provides the full name of the deceased, the date of their birth, the date of their death.

The Cemetery Manager (or a Board member) will work closely with the family to ensure that the information is correct before placing the order. A plaque is used to record every burial, but its use for scattered ashes is optional. SLGBG is responsible for seeing that the plaques are affixed properly and that the integrity of memorial structures is maintained over time.