Flower & Decoration Rules

Summary of Regulations Regarding Flowers & Decorations of Lots & Crypts at Jefferson Memorial

If you need to know the location of a loved one, or need help finding a lot location in our cemetery, please call us at 412-655-4500 or visit our administration building.



  1. Fresh cut flowers only are permitted from March 1st to November 30th. All decorations other than fresh cut flowers will be removed when we do any work in the area. This includes making burials, as well as the mowing of the grass, etc.

  2. Wreaths and pine blankets may be placed no earlier than December 1st. They will be left until the spring clean-up March 1st.

  3. The management shall have the authority to remove all flowers and floral designs as soon as, in the sole judgement of the management, they become unsightly, diseased or dangerous, or when they do not conform to the standards maintained in the entire cemetery.

  4. The management reserves the right to regulate the method of decorating plots so that a uniform beauty may be maintained.

  5. When floral decorations are removed from the gravesite; unless taken away from the cemetery by those lawfully entitled to them, they may be disposed of by the Corporation in any manner it sees fit.

  6. The placing of anything other than floral decorations upon plots shall not be permitted; and, if so placed, will be removed and disposed of.

  7. Balloons, glass blocks and vigil lights are not permitted.

  8. No planting of flowers, shrubs or trees by lot owners is permitted.

  9. Management prohibits the use of bronze vases during the snow season of November 30th to February 28th, as they are subject to damage by equipment or freezing water.

  10. Special Holidays - Nonconforming decorations, including potted plants, will be temporarily permitted 3 days before and one week (7 days) after Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veteran's Day.

  11. Jefferson Memorial Park is not responsible for theft, or damage to anything placed on graves, lots or mausoleum crypts.

  12. Funeral Flowers - The Corporation permits a total of three (3) baskets of flowers, casket sprays or any combination thereof, to be placed at the chapel doors or mausoleum chapel at the conclusion of the service and placed at the graveside. They will be removed three (3) days after the interment.

  13. American Flags - To maintain the overall beauty of the cemetery by facilitating proper lawn maintenance and to remove the hazard to visitors by fallen and/or pointed standards and flag sticks and to protect the decorum of our flag by unattended flags falling to the ground, the American Flags placed for Memorial Day will be removed one week (7 days) after Independence Day.  Metal flag holders must be removed one week after Memorial Day as they become a danger to maintenance personnel if they fall over unseen.  American Flags will be available for placement one week (7 days) before Veterans Day and will be removed one week after Veterans Day.  Flags placed at any other time will be removed prior to the next mowing.  Any flag that has fallen to the ground or has become worn and unsightly will be removed, as well as flags may have to be removed in the normal course of maintenance or burials.



  1. Floral tributes of cut, natural flowers only are allowed inside the mausoleum and will be removed as soon as, in the sole judgment of the management, they become unsightly or diseased.

  2. Potted plants are not permitted.

  3. All flowers must be placed on the tables provided.

  4. No item may be attached directly to the crypt fronts nor placed in front of a crypt.

  5. Photographic images and personal cards may also be placed on the tables. Flower tables must be shared and personal items shall be removed at any time they infringe upon the rights of other visitors or thirty (30) days from their placement. The Corporation shall have no liability to any party for such items removed and disposed of

  6. Flower rooms located within the building are available for use when arranging the bouquet.


  1. All decorations other than fresh floral arrangements will be removed from crypt fronts on the following dates: March 1st, May 1st, August 1st and November 30th. We ask for your cooperation in helping to maintain the appearance of the building by limiting decorations to seasonal arrangements, removing them when they become unsightly, and limiting the use of artificial flowers from March 1st to November 30th.

  2. No item (including photographs, cards or letters) may be attached directly to the granite crypt front. No wires, tape or hooks shall be attached to the exterior floral vase ring or bronze crypt front bar.

  3. Christmas wreaths may be placed no earlier than December 1st provided they are on a tripod stand and placed on the outer edge of the sidewalk, away from the building. Due to the leaching of the paints, dyes and glues as well as the added weight of saturated materials, no wreath shall be attached to the crypt front, the bronze bar or the vase ring. The Corporation shall not be responsible for damage by the elements, thieves, vandals, animals or other causes beyond its control.

  4. Vases are provided by Jefferson Memorial Park and are available inside the Jefferson Mausoleum building and also in the administration building.

  5. Flowers must be placed on the tables provided.



8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. May 1st to Sept. 30th

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1st to April 30th


9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Weekdays

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Saturday


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday

(Closed on New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)


Click the link below to download a PDF of the Flower & Decorations Rules & Regulations!

Flower and Decorations Rules and Regulations Pamphlet 8-1-22.pdf


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