Baby garden

Our baby garden is a communal burial area for babies less than one month old, stillborn babies and non-viable fetuses. The garden provides families with a place to find peace and tranquillity for moments of quiet reflection.

Baby burial graves are dressed with artificial grass mats. The only items allowed on the grassed area are fresh cut flowers. Once the burial has taken place your baby can't be exhumed and moved to another location. The burial of adults or the scattering of their cremated remains aren't allowed in the baby garden. We don't charge for a baby's burial in this area.

Baby memorials

The baby's book of remembrance is displayed in the book of remembrance room.

The book (two six monthly volumes) has a page allocated to each day of the year and the pages are turned daily so that the memorial entries can be seen on each anniversary. Entries are inscribed by skilled artists and you decide which date the entry is to appear on (usually the date of death).

How to apply

Download Apply for a baby's book of remembrance entry [PDF, 54KB]

To ensure the inscription can be seen on the next anniversary, we'll need to receive applications at least five months before the date of entry.

Cost

An entry to the book of remembrance is free for babies.

 

You can remember your baby by making a donation to our bulb planting scheme to enhance beauty of the baby garden.

The bulbs are planted to flower in the spring and autumn months within the garden. It won't be possible to choose the planting position of the bulbs, or identify an individual contribution, but you will get a certificate of dedication.

How to apply

Download Apply for bulb planting [PDF, 44KB]

Cost

  • Bulb planting - £24

 

The baby garden has memorial rose bushes that are available on a five or ten-year renewable lease.

How to apply

Download Apply for a rose bush memorial [PDF, 75KB]

Cost

The price includes a plaque (can take up to four weeks to be made) which is placed in front of each rose bush with a short inscription.

  • Rose bush with a rectangle plaque five-year lease - £168
  • Rose bush with a teddy bear plaque five-year lease - £198
  • Rose bush with a rectangle plaque 10-year lease - £228
  • Rose bush with a teddy bear plaque 10-year lease - £258

 

The granite vase blocks are located in the baby garden and are on a 10, 15 or 20-year renewable lease.

How to apply

Download Apply for a vase block [PDF, 54KB]

Download Vase block guide box [PDF, 38KB]

Cost

The price includes the vase block, granite tablet (can take up to four weeks to be made) with an inscription and a silver topped vase for fresh or silk flowers.

  • Vase blocks 10-year lease - £317
  • Vase blocks 15-year lease - £371
  • Vase blocks 20-year lease - £407

 

Metal wall plaques are available in the book of remembrance room (200mm by 40mm plaque) on a five-year renewable lease.

How to apply

Download Apply for a wall plaque [PDF, 40KB]

Cost

The price includes a plaque (can take up to six weeks to be made) with a short inscription.

  • Wall plaque five-year lease - £108

Return completed application forms to Weston Mill Cemetery and Crematorium, Ferndale Road, Plymouth PL2 2EP. To discuss options or to arrange an appointment to see areas of the cemetery where cremated remains can be buried or scattered email cemeteries@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 306104/01752 304837.