A memorial garden is a place where people can go to remember and honor their beloved pets. These gardens can be found in many different places, including parks, cemeteries, and even private homes. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, and they can be a beautiful way to commemorate the life of your pet.
There are many benefits to having a memorial garden for your pet. It can provide a place for you to go to grieve and to remember your pet. It can also be a place for you to bring children and other pets to play and to learn about death and loss. Public and private memorial gardens can also be a way to connect with other pet owners who have lost their pets.
There are different ways to memorialize a pet in a garden. Some people choose to bury their pet's ashes in the garden, while others plant a tree or flower in their pet's name. Some gardens also have plaques or monuments that can be engraved with the pet's name and information. Pet Perennials offers a DIY Wildflower Gardening Kit that enables pet lovers to make custom seed wafers that when planted grow perennial wildflowers. According to the kit instructions, a portion of the cremated ashes of a pet may be added when making the seed wafers. They offer a kit for the loss of a horse too!
Garden items generally make thoughtful gifts for someone dealing with the loss of a pet. Often the grief they feel is “dis-enfranchised.” A kind gesture of a card, gift or a phone call will let them know they are not alone and can aid in the healing process. Knowingwhat to say and not say is also important at this time.
If you are interested in creating a memorial garden for your pet, there are a few things you need to do. First, you need to find a location for the garden. This could be in your backyard, in a park, or in a cemetery. Once you have found a location, you need to decide what kind of garden you want. Do you want a simple garden with a few flowers and a plaque? Or do you want a more elaborate garden with trees, shrubs, and a fountain?
Once you have decided on the type of garden you want, you need to start planning. This includes deciding what plants and flowers you want to use, how you want to arrange them, and how you will maintain the garden. If you are not sure what to do, you can always hire a landscaper to help you.
Creating a memorial garden for your pet is a way to honor their life and to show your love for them. It is a beautiful way to remember your pet and to keep their memory alive.
Making a Memorial Garden with Your Pet's Ashes (Part One)
Making a Memorial Garden with Your Pet's Ashes (Part Two)
Here are some additional tips for creating a memorial garden for your pet:
Remy Bibaud is the co-founder of Pet Perennials and mom to Harley. Harley, like her sister that preceded her in life, is a sweet and active Labrador Retriever mix. Olive was an adorable, smiling Labrador Retriever mix and Remy’s inspiration for the original Pet Perennials product. Olive was a special gal, gentle, kind and quite an athlete! She loved to play fetch, enjoyed long walks with Remy and sniffing out the deer in her backyard. Remy was fortunate because Olive joined her every day at her former business office. Today Remy is joined at the office by Harley.
Emerging from their own experiences with love and loss, Remy and her business partner set out to create a personalized way to bring comfort to families going through similar pet loss experiences and to offer unique gifts that bring comfort to a grieving pet lover while honoring the memory of a cherished companion. Pet Perennials has grown from there.