May 15 th to October 15th
One of the following decorations may be placed:
Invertible Flower Vases set flush to the ground and placed to the immediate left or right of the memorial. Invertible flower vase should be inverted before November 1st to prevent freezing and cracking. Elmlawn cannot be responsible for vases damaged by freezing.
Potted Plant not to exceed 10 inches in diameter.
Shepherd's Hook must be made of sturdy metal and must not exceed 4 feet in height.
Cross must be made of sturdy material and not exceed 18 inches in height. Plastic crosses are not allowed.
In addition, American Flags may be placed in remembrance of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day. When the holiday is over, the cemetery will remove the flags.
Note: Above decorations (excluding invertible vases) remaining on graves will be removed after October 15th.
April 1st to October 15th
Spring Flowers may be placed.
Note: Spring Flowers remaining on graves will be removed after October 15th.
November 1st to March15th
Winter Wreath on a tripod may be placed.
Note: Winter Wreaths remaining on graves will be removed after March 15th.
The following GRAVE DECORATIONS are NOT ALLOWED and will be removed from the grave:
NO glass containers of any description
NO urns made of concrete, granite, plastic or iron
NO in-ground plantings
NO small stones or chips around memorials
NO enclosures around graves
NO vigil lights, balloons or windmills
NO wreaths on tripods during grass cutting season
NO temporary markers
NO plastic/wire signs (i.e. MOM, DAD,
Flags, Crosses, etc.)
Also, please note:
Dogs are not allowed in the cemetery.
Speed limit within the cemetery is 20 miles per hour.
No vehicle deemed improper, such as any unlicensed vehicle or any off-road vehicle. No signs of any nature will be permitted unless they are placed by authorized cemetery personnel.
No firearms or bow and arrows permitted on cemetery property.
The purpose of these Rules and Regulations is to protect the interests of all owners as a group and to preserve the beauty and safety of Elmlawn Cemetery. They are approved by Elmlawn Cemetery Board of Directors and by the New York State Cemetery Board. We sincerely request and appreciate your cooperation.