Decoration Policy

Lakewood’s decoration policy is intended to preserve the natural beauty of the cemetery.


Please contact us at 612-822-2171 or, if you have questions

Outdoor graves
  • Fresh floral bouquets in approved vases are permitted any time.

  • For the safety of all visitors, glass jars and other breakable containers are not allowed.

  • Potted plants are permitted on Memorial Day only and will be removed four days later (in order to mow the lawns).

  • From November 1 until January 1, real evergreen wreaths are permitted. Following this date, wreaths will be subject to removal on a random basis. During our spring cleanup any remaining wreaths will be removed.

For your convenience, you may purchase fresh flowers, potted plants and wreaths from Lakewood’s greenhouse. Visit our flower shop for more information.

Inside a Mausoleum or Columbarium

All decorations must be displayed on the stands or tables provided. Do not place items on the marble floors or carpet or attach them to crypt doors.


What is not Permitted

Artificial plants of any kind, dried flowers, house plants, ornaments, borders, fences, planter boxes, balloons, glass jars, spinners, statues, stones, or other such items are not permitted.

Removal Policy

If a decoration is not permitted, deemed inappropriate or has deteriorated, it will be removed and discarded without notice.

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