Cremation memorial options


After someone has been cremated there are a range of ways they can be memorialised within Rookwood Memorial Gardens, a beautiful, secure and peaceful environment where cremated remains can be placed forever. We are also a peaceful place where family members and descendants can come and reflect to celebrate the life of the relative or friend.

We offer a range of memorial options, from a simple rose garden to a traditional wall niche, or a family memorial garden in our natural setting. Whatever your choice we can help you tailor the memorial to reflect the needs of each individual and family.

Scattering Ashes

Scattering the ashes of a loved one has become very popular in Australia. However, choosing the right location is important as a lasting memory in the future. Very often people choose to scatter ashes in a location that was special to their loved one, but over time such places may change or even be built upon, changing the location and with it the memory.

Creating a memorial in a special place helps keep the memory alive beyond the funeral service. Memorials give families and friends a tangible source of comfort, and are an everlasting place to come and remember your loved one. In a memorial park, ashes can be placed without fear of the location changing.

Scattering Ashes - What you need to know (.pdf)


Cremation Memorial Gallery

You can view examples of our cremation memorials in the photo gallery below.

Cremation Ash Monument at Rookwood Memorial Gardens

Cremation Ash Memorial - CAM

Cultural design that honours your loved ones. We have constructed all our CAM sites to face east. The monuments are made of polished granite and come in a variety of colours and designs.

We offer three types:

1. Heritage – It has a personal garden that surrounds a Large CAM.
2. Large – A tall backed CAM that sits high on the site.
3. Medium – Ornately designed.

Each is sold for up to four placements of cremated remains.

Chair Memorial at Rookwood Memorial Gardens

Chair Memorial

A garden memorial with its own chair allows you to reflect in comfort. This is a family garden which can accommodate up to 4 positions. Personalise by choice of plants and style of plaques.

Granite Circle Estate at Rookwood Memorial Gardens

Granite Circle Estate

A unique personal estate garden. Granite circles are meticulously placed throughout the garden areas. They are made in a variety of polished and unpolished granite. An urn with the cremated remains is placed within the garden. There are two sizes of granite circles; small for two placements and large for four placements. There is the option of either a pillar or granite base on which to place the plaques. The cast bronze plaque can either be individual, double or a Book of Life. A bronze ash container is placed in the ground to preserve the cremated remains.

Individual Rockery Gardens

A private personal garden for reflection and remembrance. Individual gardens provide a place for the family to pay their respects in a more private setting. The separate gardens are linked so they look continuous but at the same time providing a personal space. These gardens can be made from bush rock, unpolished granite or sandstone. These gardens usually are for two memorial placements. A bronze family name plaque is also placed on the headstone to mark the site and a granite base is placed in the garden on which an individual bronze plaque is placed. The cast bronze plaque can either be individual, double or a Book of Life. A bronze ash container is placed in the ground to preserve the cremated remains.

Rose Garden at Rookwood Memorial Gardens

Rose Garden

For when only a rose can say how you feel about your loved one. The rose gardens are established throughout the grounds of the memorial garden, they may feature either a standard or shrub rose. Knowing that in the years to come your loved one will always have a flower on site can be very comforting. Rose Garden positions are usually for two memorial placements that are marked by either a granite pillar or base, on which bronze plaques are placed. The cast bronze plaque can either be individual, double or a Book of Life. A bronze ash container is placed in the ground to preserve the cremated remains.

Bushrock Garden at Rookwood Memorial Gardens

Bushrock Garden

Creating a natural harmony with the surrounding gardens and trees, each can accommodate up to 4 positions. Individual memorials marked with a bronze plaque.

Polished Granite Wall at Rookwood Memorial Gardens

Polished Granite Wall

Classic elegance of a traditional memorial. Our polished granite walls are a refined solid lasting option to keep the cremated remains of your loved one safe. The Niche is designed to fit all the cremated remains. A large cremation plaque is used to cover the niche opening. The large plaque allows for a photo and inscription. A bronze ash container is placed in the wall to preserve the cremated remains. Every Niche can only have one placement of cremated remains.

Granite Book at Rookwood Memorial Gardens

Granite Scatter Book

Their name shall be forever remembered. A place to inscribe the story of a life lived, a place of remembering those we have lost. A bronze plaque is placed as a legacy to remember a loved one whose ashes have been scattered or rest elsewhere. It is a memorial only option for families who want somewhere to visit and reflect.