Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens provides a highly personalized restful landscape for families seeking a well-appointed cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.
- Cremation Memorials
- Customized Memorials
- Flat Markers
- Private Family Estates
- Private Mausoleums
- Upright Headstones
- Veterans Cemetery Section
- Water Feature
Distinctive options to meet your needs
Each of our 15 gardens is organized with a unique theme, ranging from religious to patriotic. Our Garden of Praying Hands, Gethsemane, Calvary and Good Shepherd are some of the many honoring those of the Christian faith. We also feature the Masonic Garden, the Oaks of Forest Lawn, the Veterans Garden and the Temple Garden, honoring the Jewish heritage.
Honoring our veterans
Freedom Square Monument, located in our Veterans Garden, honors all veterans who served our country, including more than 20 Medal of Honor recipients in Franklin County. Special military funeral options include a laser-etched portrait permanently displayed on one of 5 American Heroes black granite walls at the monument—a site where family and friends may gather to honor the memory of those who gave so much.
Monuments, estates and interment
Oaks of Forest Lawn is our first upright monument section, created in May 2016. Hedge Estates houses beautifully established family estates so generations may enjoy a central place to pay respects. Interment is available to those who choose cremation over burial. Indeed, our diverse gardens suit a vast variety of tastes and styles. Spend time with us and we'll help you select the option right for you and your family.
We are dedicated to compassionate support during a challenging time to better preserve memories for future generations. Our goal is to exceed expectations before, during and after each service.
The Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens team earned the prestigious "Award of Excellence" from J.D. Power and Associates from 2006 until 2015, and retains this award-winning spirit to this day. In 2016, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens earned the J.D. Power & Associates "President's Award".
Visit our cemetery
Quality, value and attention to detail are our promises to you. Visit us in person to tour our well-manicured grounds, or give us a call if we may guide you through each option available to you.
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens is a favorite spot for Canadian geese, protected under both the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and Ohio State law. This protection extends to the geese, gosling, nests and eggs. While we make every attempt to clean up any mess associated with their visits, we are unable to prevent it, and we appreciate your understanding as we host these protected birds.
The Miller and Morrison families founded Forest Lawn Memorial Park in 1928. Now called Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, our cemetery covers approximately 100 acres and contains nearly 28,000 burials. The grounds include several garden mausoleums, private mausoleums, private estates and cremation estates of families with deep roots in central Ohio.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
Memorial Day Decorations
May 21st through June 4th
VETERAN FLAGS: Each year flags are placed on each veteran’s grave by volunteers who are willing to dedicate their time to walk the entire cemetery grounds. While we make every attempt to identify every veteran laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, there may be some that are missed or overlooked. If your loved one’s grave was missed, we sincerely apologize and invite you to stop by the cemetery office or the information tent for a free flag to place at their grave.
Memorial Day Weekend Events
May 25th through May 28th
Memorial Day is only once a year, but our gratitude is endless. Please join us for these special Memorial Day events in honor and celebration of those who have proudly served our country.