Palms-Robarts Funeral Home and Palms-Robarts Memorial Park are located in Sarasota, Florida. The funeral home and cemetery have caring teams who work together to serve the Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Palms-Robarts Memorial Park is one of the larger cemeteries in the Sarasota area. The cemetery and Palms-Robarts Funeral Home welcome people of all backgrounds, cultures and religions, including those of the Jewish, Christian, Mennonite and Amish faiths.
- Catered Receptions
- Event Space
- Floral Shop On-Site
- Funeral Celebrants
- Multicultural Funerals
- Cremation Memorials
- Customized Memorials
- Double-depth Companion Plots
- Flat Markers
- Private Family Estates
- Private Mausoleums
- Upright headstones
- Veterans Cemetery Section
- Water Feature
Personalized funeral and memorial services
Personalized funeral and memorial services honor loved ones in very special ways. They can subtly incorporate thoughtful touches or carry out a theme in grand style. What this looks like is as unique as the life being celebrated.
For your gardener grandpa, we can set up our chapel with a fruit and veggie stand filled with favorite produce. For a Tampa Bay Lightning fan, we can ask our team and your guests to wear their Tampa Bay Lightning jerseys. From flip-flop casual to coat-and-tie formal, we create funeral and memorial services that capture the essence of a person and celebrate life.
Chapels and reception spaces
Palms-Robarts Funeral Home and Palms-Robarts Memorial Park have 3 chapels on property, which accommodate the specific needs of each family we serve. The Legacy Room, located in our funeral home's main building, offers an aesthetic that can be custom-tailored for a personalized funeral or celebration of life service. It also features a reception room, which can be set up for a variety of catered events. Next to it, the Chapel of Palms, located in the mausoleum building on the south part of the cemetery, evokes a more traditional service appeal for both formal and committal services. Finally, our committal chapel, situated in the mausoleum at our cemetery's center, provides a space for indoor final services when the weather is inclement.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.
And remember: No matter what your choice, we are here for you. Call us anytime, day or night.
Palms-Robarts Memorial Park cemetery
Established in 1962, Palms-Robarts Memorial Park sits on more than 50 acres. The Sarasota cemetery offers traditional in-ground burial, above-ground mausoleum entombment, a cremation garden with columbaria and private family estates. Our mission is provide a beautiful final resting place that suits your family tradition and personal desire.
A park-like property and inspiring gardens
Palms-Robarts Memorial Park is among the larger cemeteries in the Sarasota area and is mostly restricted to flush markers.
Our signature garden, Garden of Reflections, includes a spectacular waterscape designed with rocks and boulders bought in from around the country. The sound of flowing water can be heard throughout the garden, which includes cremation benches and private family estates.
Palms-Robarts Memorial Park also has 2 veterans gardens, a Masonic garden, 4 sections dedicated to area temples and a section reserved for members of the Apostolic Christian Church.
Photos convey a lot, but we invite you to see our cemetery property for yourself. You are welcome to visit anytime, or call us to set up a guided tour. We're happy to show you around.
Palms Memorial Park opened in 1962 and has served the people of Sarasota for nearly 60 years. Originally a cemetery for "snowbirds,” people who came to Sarasota from colder parts of the country during the winter and returned home during the summer, it grew to serve even the permanent residents over the years.
In 1996, a funeral home opened at Palms Memorial Park, providing a convenient place to make funeral and cremation arrangements.
Robarts Funeral Home, a renowned name in the funeral business, joined Palms Funeral Home & Palms Memorial Park in 2005. At this time, the names changed to Palms-Robarts Funeral Home & Palms-Robarts Memorial Park. Today, the funeral home and cemetery are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.
Community events and involvement
The teams at Palms Robarts Funeral Home and Palms Robarts Memorial Park are very active in community events. In addition to our activities conducted from our location, we volunteer hundreds of hours helping in the community.
Each year, the location’s employees volunteer with many large associations and programs, including The Heart Association, The Lung Association, The Alzheimer's Association, Breast Cancer Walkathons, Safe And Secure Seniors, Kids Safety At School, Habitat For Humanity, Tidwell Hospice, Jewish Federation, National Association of Palliative Care’s “We Honor Veterans” Program, various Catholic charities, various Masonic and Shriner events, and Turning Points For The Homeless.
Our teams also work with Veterans Service Organizations such as the VFW, DAV and The American Legion providing seminars, services and information related to veterans affairs. Finally, our teams work with assisted living communities, such as Brookdale Senior Living. We help educate both residents and staff on grief and memorial service related topics.