Our Memorial Gardens

A place of peace and beauty

Providing a tranquil resting place in Christchurch, the Canterbury Memorial Gardens & Crematorium are situated in approximately ten hectares (20 acres) of beautifully landscaped grounds and surround the main administration office and chapel in Linwood Avenue.

The gardens have been set apart for the placing of individual Memorial plaques which contain the ashes of the deceased. These Memorials are placed among several types of garden flowers, shrubs and rose bushes where they are open to the air, sunlight, bird song and scent of flowers. Memorial walls are also situated in lawns overlooking the gardens.

Our gardens are constantly being developed, they currently provide areas such as rose gardens, rockeries, shrubberies, children's gardens, services section, Memorial wall niches and family monuments where every Memorial is maintained in perpetuity. The result is a tranquil setting where people are encouraged to visit, honour their loved ones and enjoy the gardens.

A memorial provides a focus for grief and remembrance. A final tribute for your loved one can be arranged in the form of granite, ceramic or bronze memorial plaques inscribed to your requirements and placed in any of our many garden settings.

Canterbury Memorial Gardens and Crematorium provide a dignified and peaceful area to visit, to reflect and to provide a mark of respect and love. Visitors are always welcome.

Other services are available such as the final scattering of ashes in our designated area.