Some beautiful outdoor garden spaces for people – dead and living. Let’s all ask for more places like this where we can visit our loved ones, and improve the landscape when our time comes to bury bodies or ashes, or store them, or create spaces of remembrance….
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There is not a more beautiful cemetery park anywhere that I’ve seen than the Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb, Croatia. It’s an urban memorial garden that draws thousands of visitors and citizens. It was started in the 1870s and competed in the 1920s.
It’s stunningly beautiful – and it’s used, for important Croatians and by ordinary Croatians.
It’s a gorgeous space for humans and a great model for an urban cemetery garden.
There are many beautiful ways to enjoy remembering loved ones. And a Japanese garden might make one of the best places to do that. Versatile, intimate and lush. Places for ashes and for caskets and memory places. What other new ways can we use to view how we can approach vibrant solutions to taking care of our dead?
Toro Nagashi is the Japanese Buddhist tradition of sending lighted lanterns on the water to guide the spirits of the dead to otherworlds.
What a stunningly beautiful way to remember the dead!
Public spaces should include cemeteries. Who wouldn’t enjoy a stroll through a rose garden?