Grounds maintenance

The Bereavement Services follow a regular maintenance programme in all of their Cemeteries. All maintenance is weather dependent and the Bereavement Services cannot take any responsibility for plants, ornaments or any other items left in the grounds.

Following a burial

- 14 to 21 days – floral tributes will be removed

- Interment date to 20 weeks later – the grave will be reviewed and topped up as necessary unless the grave is obviously being maintained by family.

- After 20 weeks – the grave will be reviewed again and turfed or grass seeded unless it is obviously being maintained by family.

- It can take up to 12 months, depending on ground conditions, for the grave to settle fully.

From 12 months after a burial

The Bereavement Services will always cut the grass but should you require more individual service, there is a grave maintenance programme that can help keep the grave looking at its best.

Grave maintenance

Keeping you in the picture

As you may not always be able to visit the grave, the Bereavement Services provide a photograph of the work undertaken each time it is done. In this way, you have personal reassurance of the work carried out.

Placing wreath / flowers

The Bereavement Services will place fresh flowers or a seasonal wreath on the grave twice per year. Please specify the dates required on the application form.

Application & Payment

Payment can be made in advance by cash, cheque or debit card or spread over a longer period by direct debit. Please note that Option 3 and Option 4 only apply to Traditional Sections. Please call 029 20 544 820 to confirm details before payment. To apply for the Annual Grave Maintenance Scheme:

- Carefully complete the attached application forms

- Post the completed forms to the following address:

Cardiff Bereavement Services

Thornhill Road, Rhiwbina,


CF14 9UA.

Download Grave Maintenance Advice Sheet

Download Grave Maintenance Payment Form

Download Grave Maintenance Direct Debit Form

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