Garden of Memories opens at Carr Villa Memorial Park

Published on 08 September 2022

A new ash placement garden, called the Garden of Memories, has opened at Carr Villa Memorial Park.

The garden has been established on a previously vacant area of land in the southeast of the park.

Capable of housing more than 4700 ash placements, the garden features granite columbarium walls and plantings set in earthwork terraces, as well as irrigation systems, accessible pathways, power conduits and lighting.

The project is part of the City of Launceston's Accelerated Capital Works Program, an initiative of the Community Care and Recovery Package, Tasmania's largest local government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor van Zetten said cremation was now a common method of interment, and that Northern Tasmanian families were increasingly looking for more options for ash placement.

"Through this project we have created another beautiful garden at Carr Villa Memorial Park, providing a peaceful place of remembrance for bereaved families," Mayor van Zetten said.

"The Council is proud to continue to invest in Carr Villa Memorial Park, an extremely important community asset which has deep personal connections to families across Tasmania."

If you would like to find out about ash placement options at Carr Villa Memorial Park, please contact our Carr Villa team on (03) 6323 3600.