Norwood Park is Canberra’s oldest and most experienced crematorium, surrounded by lush gardens that offer a peaceful resting place for those who have left us, and tranquility to all visitors.
For over 50 years, Norwood Park has provided Canberrans a place of beauty and solace to honour the lives of loved ones, with thoughtfully arranged memorials and ceremonies, and serene landscaped grounds.
Over the past 12-15 years, Norwood Park has undertaken an amazing transformation, with a vastly improved Chapel precinct now able to seat almost 300 guests.
The great development that has taken place in the picturesque bush setting – with many new Memorial Garden areas – gives families much more choice when selecting an area to place their loved ones.
Possum Corner is just one area which has been transformed into a very private setting, incorporating the Teddy Bear Garden, so families are able to select an area within the precinct to inter their loved ones.
Stephen Beer, Managing Director of Norwood Park, says there are many new pathways leading to the various memorial gardens, including rose garden edgings, family estates and memorial bush rock areas.
“The various waterways always prove very popular with families,” he says.
“As the newly planted trees and rose garden develop, the areas become very private.”
Mr Beer says many families visit the park on weekends to celebrate birthday parties and remember their loved ones, taking advantage of the many table and chair settings.
A stroll through the Norwood Park grounds reveals spectacular views and secluded gardens featuring carefully curated natives, rose beds, cherry trees, maples, creeks and waterfalls.
Prestigious family estates are set in individual garden beds, with space to memorialise multiple family members together.
Plaques on the Ex-Service Remembrance Wall honour the lives of those who have served.
Norwood Park’s experienced staff provide support throughout the process of making final arrangements, with the belief that designing a memorial helps complete the natural process of grieving for many people.
Mourners are welcome to farewell loved ones according to their faith or secular requirements, and Norwood Park can offers flowers from a local florist and a distinguished range of urns to personalise the details.
Norwood Park is listed on the ACT Heritage Register, an acknowledgment of the important role it has played in the ACT community over the past 50 years.
Norwood Park’s inviting modern design, open to all, makes this a special place for the community to reminisce and pay tribute.
Please get in touch to enquire about services or arrange an appointment or guided tour of the gardens.
This article was created in partnership with Norwood Park. For more information on sponsored partnerships, click here.