Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes
Flower and Decoration Regulations
The cemetery reserves the right to remove all flowers, wreaths or other decorations from lots when they become unsightly. The grounds will be cleared of decorations twice a year. Spring cleanup begins March 1, and fall cleanup begins October 1. In order for a family to save any decorations placed on a grave, the decoration should be removed prior to these dates. New decorations may be placed beginning April 1 and November 1 respectively.
Fresh flower arrangements are allowed on lots in a permanent vase affixed to the marker. Silk flower arrangements are also allowed in the permanent vases.
Grave blankets and wreaths are allowed as winter decorations from November 1 until the spring cleanup beginning March 1. The cemetery again retains the right to remove any winter decorations that are deemed unsightly.
Items not allowed to be placed on a lot within the cemetery include, but are not limited to the following: plants, plantings, shepherd’s hooks, standup decorations, coping, curbing, decorative rocks, fencing, hedging, grave mounds, borders or enclosures. No decorations of any type are permitted in trees or other cemetery plantings. No decoration which stands in excess of the height of the permanent vase will be allowed on the lot at anytime. No glass containers or objects are allowed at anytime, as these items represent a hazard to our families and our staff.
Flags may be placed on graves for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Flag Day, and Veterans Day. Flags may be placed no sooner than 5 days prior to holiday. Flags are subject to removal by cemetery within 10 days following the holiday. Flags will be kept to 12” by 18” in size or smaller.
Trees and shrubs are placed throughout the cemetery by the cemetery for overall beauty and serenity of the grounds. Individual lots are not permitted to have trees or shrubs. Any such tree or shrub not approved by the cemetery will be removed without notice to the lot owner. No fertilizers or any other chemical will be used by lot owners.
Certain lots may embrace a tree that may interfere with space that otherwise might be used for burial. In such a case, the cemetery recognizes that right to the retention of the trees as prior to the right or use of such space for burial. Should any such tree die naturally, the cemetery will remove it at its own expense
Glass items, including vases, are prohibited at all times.
Devotional lights of any type are prohibited.
The cemetery shall have the right to remove all objects whose appearance and condition warrant removal and/or violate the cemetery’s rules and regulations. The cemetery also will not be liable for any flower or decoration removed or lost by any cause. Floral tributes placed on graves immediately following an interment will be allowed on the space for seven days after interment. Cemetery reserves the right to remove arrangements which have become unsightly at anytime.