A memorial garden provides a peaceful place for the interment of the cremated ashes of a loved one.
Lamb & Hayward has created the Garden of Memories as an enduring asset for the North Canterbury community, architecturally designed, and nestled in the grounds of the Wai-mana Chapel.
Creating an ash interment that honours your loved one
The Garden of Memories offers a respectful and restful place within a rural setting.
Each ash interment is completed with a memorial granite plaque which can include your personal message of remembrance. The Garden of Memories is open to anyone who wishes to inter their loved ones’ ashes.
Your interment can be private, a gathering with family and friends, or a memorial service with refreshments served afterwards in the adjoining Torrance Lounge.
Talk to us about interment at Wai-mana Chapel — Garden of Memories
We understand that choosing a memorial can be a very personal decision. Our staff are able to answer your questions, or if you prefer we can meet you at the Garden of Memories to discuss your wishes.
You are not charged for this service and are under no obligation to purchase an interment at that time.
Our ash interment memorial and ceremony options
Memorials are purchased as a right to occupy, the term of the occupancy is for perpetuity.
The total cost of an interment will depend on the following choices:
- The type of memorial: Columbarium Wall priced from $1995 including GST or Recumbent Garden priced from $1890 including GST
- Size of the memorial: Single or Double
- Additional options to personalise the memorial, such as, a ceramic photograph of your loved one.
- Options related to the form of a ceremony, for example, a gathering, or a memorial service with committal.
Before you make any commitment to purchase, either as a pre-paid or at need memorial. You will be provided a firm quote for all costs and the terms and conditions.
Curved Columbarium Niche Walls
Niche walls allow you to place your loved ones ashes above ground in a secure, sealed niche which has a large granite plaque with many options for engraving.
Niches can be purchased as either a single or double memorial.
Priced from $1995 Single, $2995 Double (includes GST)
Recumbent Garden Memorials
This beautifully polished, black granite recumbent stone can be purchased as a single or double memorial. Ashes are placed into the garden area directly behind the plaque.
The plaque provides enough room for a ceramic photo, graphic and additional wording. An ideal memorial, providing a place to visit and reflect. Or an option is a place of remembrance when ashes have been scattered elsewhere.