FLOWERS & MEMORIAL MARKERS
Keeping Union Cemetery beautiful and comforting depends upon all visitors following a few guidelines. Chief among them are to be respectful and considerate of the memory of those interred.
The requirements for flowers and memorial markers listed here have been established for the benefit of our lot owners and visitors and for the care of Union Cemetery. Please contact the Cemetery office (614) 267-5471 if you have any questions or concerns.
Contact the Cemetery office before purchasing a memorial stone to review and clarify what is permitted, since restrictions vary by location within the cemetery. We provide memorials at a variety of prices for placement only in Union Cemetery and are pleased to help you with your selection.
For the Grounds:
- The Cemetery recommends using cut flowers as decoration during
the grass-mowing season. Cut flowers can be placed either directly
on the ground or in a Cemetery-approved in-ground vase unit.
- Glass containers are not permitted.
- All live and cut flowers will be removed during the mowing season
when they are wilted, a week after a holiday or during the second mowing
after they were placed.
- Planting flowers requires approval from the Cemetery. Flowers may
be planted only in front of a raised bevel or slant marker or an upright
monument. Flowers may not be planted next to a flush marker.
- Use only shredded wood or bark to mulch the flowers, and never stone.
- Borders and fencing of any type are prohibited.
- Continued care of all planted flowers is the responsibility of the
person who planted them. Flowers will be removed if weeds overtake them.
Potted live plants
- Potted live plants are permitted only for the week before and
the week after a holiday. They are removed a week after the holiday.
- Artificial flowers and winter seasonal decorations are permitted on the
grounds and on the outside of the mausoleums only from November 15 to March 1.
- The Cemetery removes all artificial and winter decorations beginning March 1
each year. General cemetery cleanups also occur a week after the Easter and
Memorial Day holidays.
For the Mausoleum:
- Only live cut flowers in a vase and potted plants are permitted inside the mausoleum. Artificial flowers and permanent planters cannot be used.
One flower arrangement is allowed per crypt or niche, and it must be labeled
with the decedentís name.
- Flower arrangements are to be placed on the tables provided by the Cemetery.
Additional tables, trays, stands or easels for flowers or other items are not
permitted and will be removed.
- Artificial flowers are allowed on the outside of the mausoleum from
November 15 through March 1.
- Crypt and niche fronts may not have cards, pictures or other decorations
wired, taped or otherwise adhered to them, either inside or outside the mausoleum.