Tranquility Gardens is a very special cemetery created by Clayton’s Funeral Directors for those who choose cremation and wish for an alternative from the traditional cemetery experience.
With soft music playing in the background you can visit your loved ones here at Tranquility Gardens while surrounded by trees and flowers. You can stroll the lawns or restfully contemplate life and memories near the water fountain.
Options of Remembrance
Tranquility Gardens offers choices regarding the way in which you may memorialize those you love. You and your family may choose whatever option best suits your needs, your budget and the wishes of your loved one. Every choice offers a peaceful and beautiful location to memorialize that special loved one in a manner that sincerely reflects your wishes and their personality.
The most prominent features visible at Tranquility Gardens are the columbaria. A columbarium is a tower or wall-like structure containing niches. A niche will hold the cremains of one or two individuals and is sealed behind a granite plate. Onto this plate is placed a bronze wreath with the name, dates and epitaph of those being remembered. A small oval framed photo or two may also be added to a niche.
Two aboveground rose gardens surrounded by concrete vaults into which cremated remains are placed in small bronze urns. Onto each vault is attached a (4.5” x 8.5”) bronze plaque personalized for your loved one. Pictures may be added to these plots as required.
A circular garden plot around a large tree located among the inner gardens and very similar to the Rose Garden in that a small bronze urn is placed into a concrete vault upon which is added a slightly larger (8”x 8”) bronze memorial plaque. The larger plaque allows more room for the epitaph and an optional crest/emblem. Photos can be ordered for these plots, but space has to be made when the plaque is placed so some planning ahead is required.
These may be chosen to be part of a berm garden plot for two people (Memory Tree on Berm), or as an individual specimen tree out among the lawns of Tranquility Gardens. There are also "Specimen Trees" along the rock wall separating Tranquility Gardens from the city access road.. Individual trees may be the resting place of one or two loved ones, depending upon location. Photos (one or two) may be added to the marker blocks next to the plaques, but please let us know ahead of time so we can place the plaque upon the block appropriately.
Family Garden Estates
These are large areas set aside in the outer gardens for families wishing to be remembered together and pass on a memorial legacy for future generations. They consist of two large circular berms divided into six family plots (shaped like pie slices) where the cremated remains of about eight people can be placed.
The Scattering Garden
A four-piece, essentially cross-shaped, rose garden where cremated remains are spread directly into the soil and a small bronze plaque (2” x 7.5”) memorializing your loved one is placed upon a central column.
Garden Memorial Services
These services at the time of inurnment are an important part of the Tranquility Gardens experience. We can provide some shade, some seating and a lovely setting when it is time. Music or even a slide show can be coordinated with enough time and preparation to make this moment as special and unique as you need it to be.