Grave care and maintenance services

If you're a grave owner (the person named on the deed as the owner of exclusive right of burial), you must maintain your grave plot including any memorials or plantings.

You can either do your own maintenance or pay the Royal Borough of Greenwich to do it for you.

Arrange grave maintenance

You can choose from three types of service: planting, attention or turfing.

View the grave maintenance costs

Arrange a grave maintenance contract

Placing flowers on graves

You should wait until 11 months have passed after the burial before adding a memorial. This is to allow the grave to settle - cemetery staff will add topsoil to the grave during this time.

You must keep flowers and plants within the space of the grave - you cannot use plastic, wire or wooden edging to do this.

You can use flower holders but shouldn't use glass vases, jars or bottles.