Policies & Flower Removal Schedule


  • ALL flower placements, and decorations will be removed on as needed for general cemetery maintenance and/or as they become unsightly in the opinion of management.
  • Only invertible vases that are part of the grave marker or that have been installed by the cemetery are permitted. Plastic containers or vases, glass jars, cans, ceramics, wood boxes, etc. are not allowed.
  • Fresh cut flowers are permitted at any time in an approved vase. Vases should be emptied and inverted during the cold winter months to eliminate damage from freezing.
  • Potted Plants and small religious icons are permitted on graves for seven (7) days before Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and Father’s Day and will be removed after the holiday. The dates of these holidays are designated green on the calendar.
  • Wreaths, and artificial floral arrangements may be placed only from November 15 through March 15.
  • Flower arrangements and wreaths may contain decorations consisting of non-plant material only as an incidental part of the arrangement or wreath; however, balloons are not permitted at any time.
  • No flowers, wreaths, stickers, or decorations may be attached to, or hung on the columbarium.
  • Non-floral, stand-alone decorations such as balloons, pinwheels, shepherd’s hooks, Christmas trees over 18” tall, holiday placards, trinkets, statues, solar lights or garden/stepping stones are not permitted at any time.
  • Decorating the surrounding trees, shrubs or landscape with holiday ornaments, streamers, windchimes, etc. is not permitted. Birdfeeders are placed by Ridge Hill staff only. Please contact us for more information about birdfeeders.
  • Ridge Hill Memorial Park is not responsible for damaged or missing items.
  • No planting or digging is permitted in the cemetery. Picking of flowers, either wild or cultivated, or breaking trees, shrubbery or plants is prohibited.
  • Pets are not permitted on the cemetery grounds or in any of the cemetery buildings.
  • Memorial Day flags are placed on veterans’ graves by volunteers through the Lorain Memorial Association. Flags are only placed on veterans’ graves that clearly indicate the grave is that of a veteran. If a veteran’s sticker is needed, one can be obtained free of charge at the cemetery office. Veteran’s stickers should not be affixed to the columbarium.
  • We strongly encourage you to consult one of our counselors regarding the purchase and placement of a permanent grave maker shortly after burial has taken place. Temporary grave markers are available for purchase, please contact the office for more information.
  • Decorations placed at the time of interment, including sprays, will be removed following the interment. If family or friends wish to retain these items, they should be taken immediately following the interment.

For questions concerning the floral removal schedule or our placement policies, contact us at (440) 233-5113.


Ridge Hill Memorial Park realizes the importance of floral memorialization of your loved ones. To better assist you with your floral placements, and to preserve the natural beauty of the cemetery, we are providing you with this policy and flower removal schedule.

Note: Both fresh and artificial floral arrangements will be removed for general cemetery maintenence. At certain times during the year, however, it may not be possible for the cemetery to make removals due to unforeseen circumstances. The decision remains at the discretion of Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

Download a PDF of our Policy & Flower Removal Schedule


There are several ways to locate a grave within Ridge Hill Memorial Park. The easiest way is to visit our website, www.ridgehillmp.org, and click on the “Burial Search” tab. From there, search for the person’s name, click on “get directions”, and you’ll receive GPS guidance right on your smartphone. You may also visit the office for a printed map, and our staff is always happy to lead you to the grave location personally.

We invite you to click on the “Policies & Flower Removal Schedule” tab of our website. There you will find a full list of approved and prohibited decorations, and the dates that they are allowed. Fresh flowers in an approved vase are always allowed.

Ridge Hill Memorial Park offers a wide variety of interment options. These include traditional burial, cremation burial, standard and glass front cremation niches, private estate mausoleums, and cremation scattering. Contact our office to learn more.

Ridge Hill Memorial Park is proud to offer the finest memorial markers from the most trusted manufacturers. All of our markers are fully customizable to suit the individual’s wants and needs. By purchasing directly from the cemetery, you will save money by cutting out the middleman, your investment will help to maintain the cemetery grounds, and the records of your purchase will be kept securely on-site. All of our markers include a forever warranty.

If you ever need anything done, from pulling a weed to cleaning a memorial marker, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 440-233-5113. We will enter a work order and take care of the issue at no charge to you.

Each grave space is unique, and the settling process following a burial may take a year or more in some cases. During this time, our trained staff will add soil to level the grave as needed and plant grass at the appropriate time.

Once a memorial marker is received from the manufacturer, it will be installed as soon as the weather permits. Since we cannot install memorial markers when the ground is frozen or wet, there may be a delay from time to time. We will make every effort to install memorial markers as soon as possible.

You’re always welcome to request a work order at our office for a memorial marker to be cleaned. If you prefer to do it yourself, we recommend a solution of water and a bit of blue Dawn dish soap applied with a soft cloth. Just a water rinse afterwards should be all you need. Please avoid using anything abrasive as it could remove the finish and/or scratch the marker.

We recommend that you remove your flower vase over the winter and place it back in the spring. If you choose not to remove your flower vase, please ensure that it is inverted and empty when not in use. Any trapped water that freezes over the winter may damage the flower vase.