Dear Gardens families
With the Government urging us to stay at home to protect the NHS, we have amended the opening hours of the Garden and the office to reflect that our staff cannot work from home and to keep them safe by minimising interactions with the public.
From Monday 11th January, our team will be working on Mondays and Fridays, so the Gardens will be closed on these days. The Gardens will be open as normal however on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and throughout the weekend, from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
As a memorial garden/burial ground, we are allowed to stay open and can still conduct interments. Visiting a memorial garden is included in the ‘stay at home’ exemptions as an acceptable reason to leave the house, but we would urge our families to please consider carefully before doing so – we don’t want any of you to put yourselves in harm’s way with infection numbers climbing so high.
If you do visit, please remember to do so in groups of no more than two people (if from separate households) and to maintain a 6ft separation distance.
Although our office will be closed to the public, we will still be contactable by post, Facebook, email and phone (01329) 828250 to answer your queries. Jodi will be available 9.30am to 4.30pm on Mondays and Fridays if you need an instant response and will catch up with previous messages left on those days. We apologise for any delay this causes and will be monitoring how well this works.
Please keep safe.
The PMG Team
A PLACE OF PEACE AND TRANQUILLITY
There is nowhere more fitting to remember the loved ones you have lost, and celebrate their lives, than in the peaceful setting of a beautiful garden.
Portchester Memorial Gardens offers a private, tranquil haven in which to lay your loved one’s ashes to rest. Set among six acres of manicured lawns, mature shrubs and meandering streams, a variety of themed areas and a choice of personalised memorials enable you to build a fitting tribute that reflects the uniqueness of the person you have lost.
A special final resting place for your loved one’s ashes, our soothing garden setting is the perfect spot to remember special occasions and unforgettable memories, helping to slowly ease your heartache.
Follow paths from the tranquil Garden of Peace, through the colourful Little Springs children’s area. Pause to enjoy the scents on the Hill of Roses before entering the sunny haven of the Garden of the Sea.
Our green-fingered team works hard to keep our award-winning memorial gardens looking lovely all year round. Here is a small selection of photos throughout the seasons in recent years, we hope you like them.
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”