Memorial Garden

Here in the garden, hewn from the mountainside,
we thank thee Father that love and peace abide.

The Memorial Garden has been created for meditation, prayer, and placement of cremated remains. The wall columbarium contains 24 individual vaults with 9-inch bronze doors. The ground columbarium has 32 one-foot-square spaces with 9-inch bronze markers. There is also an area for scattering. The memorial plaque, on the exterior church wall within the garden, has a standard nameplate for each person buried or scattered in the garden. The wall and ground columbariums display a standard nameplate on the individual vault door or marker cover.

A new wall columbarium will be built between the two large trees near the bench. As soon as weather permits, construction will begin. The administrative council has approved this construction and previously donated restricted funds earmarked for this expansion will be utilized to pay for the new wall.

Eligibility – The Memorial Garden is intended for the use of church members, associate members, affiliated members, and their immediate families. Friends of the church for more than one year, and former members, with the approval of the pastor, may also be eligible.

Services – Arrangements for placement of creamated remains and memorial service can be made by calling the churh at (828) 966-9017.

Plantings – Flower arrangements and plants shall not remain in the garden after the internment service.

Records – Records of name, date of birth, date of death, and location of the ashes within the Memorial Garden are kept by the Memorial Garden committee chairman.

Placement Fees – Wall Columbarium Vault $550
Ground Columbarium $350
To Scatter $200

Reservations – Space may be reserved prior to death in either columbarium or in the garden, with a $100 non-refundable reservation and completed application. The $100 reservation fee will be applied to the total cost at time of burial. Applying for a specific columbarium requires payment in full with the application.

Applications – Complete the attached form and mail to the address below with a check made payable to LTUMC Memorial Garden.

Mail Appliacations to:
Lake Toxaway United Methodist Church
PO Box 83
Lake Toxaway, NC 28747