What is a urn garden?

What is a urn garden?

An urn garden is a landscaped area for the burial of cremated remains in a cemetery. While some urn gardens are simply small plots, others are much more elaborate, and cremated remains can be incorporated into the landscape, such as in a large rock, in a bench, in a fountain or in other landscape elements.

What does an urn do?

An urn is just a container – box, vessel, capsule, etc. – which holds the remains (also called “ashes”) after cremation. If you're not the sentimental type, you can use a bag or a coffee can. You can make your own from wood, ceramic, or even paper mache.

Why can you not bury ashes in a graveyard?

Because cremated remains are significantly smaller than a body, most cemeteries will allow for the remains of multiple people to be buried in the same plot. If the remains will be buried in the ground, many cemeteries require that the urn be enclosed in an urn vault.

Can you bury an urn in your backyard?

Yes. You can bury someone's cremated ashes on private or public property, including your own yard.

Is it illegal to send cremated ashes in the mail?

The USPS offers the only legal method of shipping cremated human remains domestically or internationally. ... You can ship cremated remains via the USPS provided they are packaged in a strong and durable container and are sent domestically using the USPS Priority Mail Express service.

Is it OK to divide ashes?

Because the cremated remains (a.k.a, "ashes") are a coarse, dusty material, just like sand or gravel they can be divided after cremation. This means that you are not limited to just one disposition option. Instead, you can divide the remains and: Keep the larger portion at home and scatter some at a favorite location.

Can I ship human ashes through FedEx?

The first thing to know is that you can only use the USPS to ship cremated remains. Courier services like FedEx and UPS do not allow this. Therefore, you can use your powerful Stamps.com platform to ship cremated remains. The USPS allows for shipping cremated remains by Priority Mail Express service only.

Is it legal to transport human ashes across state lines?

It is easy enough to travel cross-country with ashes in a car—there are no specific regulations regarding transporting ashes across state lines by car. ... Or, the funeral home can provide you with a burial transit permit if you wish to have that with you, as well.

Can human ashes be scattered anywhere?

When it comes to the question of whether or not it is illegal to scatter ashes, there are very few official laws in place. While you should always request permission before scattering ashes on private property, there are no laws about where or how ashes should be scattered on public property.

How do you travel with cremated remains?

For domestic travel, the TSA allows you to bring cremated remains onto the plane either in your carry on or in your checked luggage. You should carry a copy of the death certificate and a copy of the Disposition Permit, which will be given to you when you receive the cremated remains from our office.

Do you need permission to take ashes on a plane?

Yes, you can take ashes with you in your cabin bag, as long as: you have a copy of the death certificate. a copy of the cremation certificate and. the ashes are securely packaged in an appropriate container.

Do I need permission to spread ashes?

This means that whether you wish to scatter ashes on private land, or in a more public place, you'll simply need to ask the owner's permission. You should be aware that if you are choosing to bury the ashes in a biodegradable urn, rather than scatter then, the rules are different.

Can you bring an urn on a plane?

Yes, urns (and the cremated remains, or "ashes" inside) are allowed on airplanes. Security personnel will not open the urn out of respect for the dead, so the urn container will need to be screened via x-ray. This means that you cannot take some types of urns onto the airplane.

Which airlines allow cremated remains?

Of the “big three” American carriers, United Airlines and American Airlines require cremated remains to be transported with carry-on baggage. Delta Air Lines lets you check cremated remains or carry them on, but it also requires a death or funeral certificate.

Is cremation jewelry creepy?

Wearing a piece of cremation jewelry isn't for everyone. What makes it creepy? It's a gut level reaction - some think it's just plain weird to wear ashes around your neck. ... Also, some religious and spiritual traditions have strong teachings about cremation.

Are cremation urns sealed?

Most of our cremation urns do not require a sealant, but you may apply a small bead of wood glue, caulk, or other adhesive around the edges of the urn opening if you so choose. ... Usually the best method for placing the ashes into an urn is to simply leave the remains in the plastic bag and set the bag in the urn.

How long can you keep ashes in an urn?

That said, sometimes people decide to cremate loved ones in the first place because they want to minimize their environmental impact. These people may then decide to bury the cremains in biodegradable urns, which can take anywhere from one to 20 years to biodegrade.

What do you put cremation ashes in?

What Are The Storage Options For Cremated Ashes?

  1. Placing the cremation urn permanently in a Columbarium. ...
  2. The cremation remains may also be entombed in a crypt in a mausoleum. ...
  3. You may choose to bury the ashes in a cremation plot or simply a regular plot.