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Council Offices
Village Hall, Leicester Road
Leicester LE6 0DQ
0116 287 6985

Garden of Remembrance


Groby Parish Council has created a “Garden of Remembrance” where the cremated remains of residents and non-residents of Groby may be strewed . Although not consecrated, the garden is dedicated to the dead of all religions and non-believers. - photo galley click here and chose Groby Village Cemetery.

Garden of Remembrance

Bereaved people can visit this garden for some quiet solace and contemplation, memorials in the form of plaques, trees and rose planting are available


The passing of close relatives or friends is always a time of sorrow and stress, but within the quiet and peaceful grounds of Groby Village Cemetery, everything has been done to make the occasion as reverent, as consoling and as respectful as possible.

The cremated remains may be strewn in one of the four designated areas within the Garden of Remembrance – “Tranquillity”, “Eternity”, “Peace” or “Serenity”.

The ashes are not allowed to be scattered in one solid mass on the ground and should be scattered evenly, then covered with light soil and aggregate shortly after the strewing to help preserve the beauty of the strewing area and encourage the remains to return to the earth.

The area in which the cremated remains are strewn is then recorded in the register for future reference. It is important to consider that once scattering has taken place cremated remains cannot be removed, individually located, or marked within the scattering areas. Cremated remains scattered in the Gardens of Remembrance are not contained in a casket or urn, and only a general location is recorded.

(Sample verses for use in a Strewing Ceremony)

An appointment can be arranged for a mutually convenient date and time to allow relatives to attend and witness the final disposal of the cremated remains within the Garden of Remembrance, (Monday to Friday). FEES  Service Request form

Should the relatives desire, a minister may be engaged to read a short form of service. This would be arranged by and at the expense of the applicant.

No memorials will be permitted in the area where the strewing has taken place, although floral tributes can be left in the floral tribute area. . At Christmas we leave Christmas wreaths until the last day in January when the grounds are cleared.

Memorials available within the Garden of Remembrance & Information:

It is a criminal offence to dispose of cremated remains within the cemetery without permission.

Page last updated: 2 April, 2024