Spring Clean Up, Mementos and Plantings

A reminder to all visitors and interment rights holders and that spring clean up and maintenance is under way at Cataraqui Cemetery.   Winter wreaths, artificial flowers, shepherds hooks, pots, planters and other ornaments may only remain on sites until April 30th.   We appreciate the sensitivity of this matter and ask that these items be removed and taken home if you wish to keep them for another season.  Starting May 1st,  the Cemetery staff will begin collecting unclaimed items from the Cemetery grounds and disposing of them.

Additionally, we wish to remind interment rights holders and visitors of the Cemetery's by-laws and regulations regarding the placing of memento and ornaments  - such as vases, pots, planters, wire borders, plastic edging, wires, solar lights and shepherd's hooks.  The rule of thumb is that the Cemetery does not permit any item that, when left unattended, could break, fall over or if unseen, could cause injury to staff and visitors or damage maintenance equipment.

Lastly, the Cemetery encourages plantings that when left unattended/neglected do not become overgrown or a nuisance to regular maintenance, markers, nearby plots, other interment rights holders or offend the beauty of Kingston's historic garden cemetery.   Please refer to the Cemetery's bylaws regarding sizes and location of permissible gardens and beds.  Inappropriate beds or gardens may be removed by Cemetery staff.  Plantings of trees or shrubs are generally not permitted and in all instances require cemetery approval. 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping Cataraqui Cemetery as a treasure for the community.  Please contact us should you have any concerns or questions.