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In Memoriam

Scattering of Ashes

It is not uncommon for someone's last wish to involve having their ashes scattered in a favourite or significant place.

Scattering of ashes is permitted at Ness subject to arrangement.

Please contact Diana Russell or Jen Lemon-Parkins on 0151 795 6300 for futher information.


See below our guidelines:

  • There are specific sites within the grounds for scattering ashes.
  • Discretion in spreading the ashes is the most important element. We feel it is important that this is a private moment, and that care is given not to disturb other visitors and vice versa
  • No markers, displays or plaques may be placed in the gardens
  • Ashes must be evenly scattered over the chosen area
  • Ashes may not be scattered in any water features
  • Areas where ashes are spread may be developed in the future
  • We suggest early in the morning before the gardens are open to the public or late afternoon as a good time of day for your memorial
  • It is not permitted to scatter ashes at Ness without prior approval. Ashes scattered without permission will be removed.


Due to oversubscription benches and tree dedications are temporarily suspended.  We anticipate offering this again in the near future.