Garden Regulations

The gardens are dedicated to the dead and your thoughtful respect would be appreciated by all that use the garden.

Opening hours are available from the garden office. The Portchester Memorial Gardens management reserves the right to change the hours of opening.

An adult must accompany children under the age of 14 at all times.

A reasonable dress code should be observed, tops must be worn at all times.

Fresh flowers should be left at the memorial site only. We reserve the right to remove flowers left in any other part of the gardens. Fresh flowers will be removed within 7-10 days.

Small potted plants may be left at the grave. These will be removed once they stop flowering.

No artificial flowers are permitted and we reserve the right to remove them.

Christmas wreaths may be placed on niches, columbarium memorials as well as on the memorial site. They may be removed at the discretion of the Portchester Memorial Gardens management.

Only vases provided by or approved by the Portchester Memorial Gardens are permitted in the garden.

No private planting in the gardens.

Removal of urns, plaques & memorials is prohibited unless completed by Portchester Memorial Gardens staff.

No pets or dogs, with the exception of guide dogs, except by prior consent.

No radios or music are to be played in the gardens except by prior consent, please respect the tranquillity of gardens at all times.

No walking on the beds, lawns or memorials, no climbing of the walls or fountains.

No litter.

No private scattering of ashes.

No playing of games.

No drinking, eating or smoking in the gardens.

No lighting of fires.

No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades or roller boots in the gardens.

The Portchester Memorial Gardens management reserves the right to arbitrate in any matter.

The Portchester Memorial Gardens management cannot accept responsibility for acts of vandalism in the gardens, although we will take precautions to prevent vandalism.

The Portchester Memorial Gardens management reserves the right to amend the rules, which will be published in the Memorial Gardens office.

Maintenance of the gardens is the responsibility of the Portchester Memorial Gardens. No maintenance or repair should be undertaken without consent.

The Portchester Memorial Gardens management reserves the right to refuse anyone entry to the gardens.

The gardens are used for remembrance and as a cremation cemetery only.

The Portchester Memorial Gardens management reserves the right to terminate this agreement if the rules of the gardens are not observed.

The Portchester Memorial Gardens management reserves the right to refuse any inscription.

Nothing other than the memorials, plaques and vases supplied by the Portchester Memorial Gardens is to be left in any part of the gardens or the memorial site. Any articles, structures or plants that contravene this will be removed by the Portchester Memorial Gardens management.

At the expiration of the ‘Lease’ period if a renewal has not been applied for by the leaseholder, Portchester Memorial Gardens management will write to the leaseholder at his/her last known address. If Portchester Memorial Gardens management does not receive notification from the leaseholder within a 3 month period from the expiration of the lease, then Portchester Memorial Gardens management reserves the right to remove the memorial from the Memorial Gardens.