Lot owners are permitted to plant around the graves of their loved ones. The plantings, to a maximum 12 inches from the base of the monument, must be on the burial side of the monument.
The following rules must be adhered to so that our maintenance staff can maintain the beauty of the entire cemetery and to minimize the potential for injury to our staff when they are operating machinery around grave sites.
Winter decorations (wreaths, blankets, holiday logs, etc) are allowed between December 1st and March 1st. Beginning March 1st, the maintenance staff will remove all winter decorations. If a lot holder wishes to retrieve any decorations they must do so prior to March 1st.
Potted plants are permitted on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, and Memorial Day. One week after the holiday occurred, these plants will be removed by the maintenance staff. If you want to retrieve a potted plant, you must do so prior to the end of the week following the holiday.
Natural flowers may be planted in front of the monument or headstone (over the burial site) between March 1st and December 1st. Plantings must not extend more than 12 inches in front of the base of the monument and shall not exceed the length of the monument. The planting of shrubs or trees is strictly prohibited. No trellis or other support is allowed. Nothing, except flowers, is permitted around the base of monuments.
The management of Oak Lawn reserves the right to remove any plantings that do not conform to the above regulations. Flowers and decorations are placed on the grave site at your own risk. Oak Lawn Cemetery Association is not responsible for any loss or damage to any plants or decorations.
NEVER LEAVE ANYTHING OF VALUE ON OAK LAWN’S GROUNDS.
PROPER PLANTING EXAMPLE