Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens provides a highly personalized restful landscape for families seeking a well-appointed cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.
- Veterans cemetery section
- New building
- Waterside views
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Jewish cemetery section
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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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. For those who choose cremation, we've made some recent changes to accommodate a variety of needs. Serenity Garden is a cremation scattering garden. It is well manicured and overlooks a water feature where duck families often play. It also has stone benches so visitors can enjoy sitting in the garden. Cremated remains may be buried in the new Ossuary Garden.
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.
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