There are lawn sections in Richmond and Teddington Cemeteries, and a few new lawn graves have been made available at East Sheen Cemetery.
Lawn graves used to be termed "Class C" graves, as the layout of the sections meant that there were no pathside graves. We now call lawn graves "non pathside" which is the same as the traditional graves within the individual sections. At Richmond Cemetery, we now have some pathside lawn graves which are available at the higher price as they are easily accessible from the path.
Each grave can be prepared to allow up to two full burials. There are some graves available in Teddington Cemetery that will allow up to four full burials. If no further full earth burials are required, up to eight cremated remains can be placed in the grave space. A fee (applicable on the date of the burial) is payable for each subsequent burial.
The Lawns, once established, are neat and tidy and provide a grave for you which is easy to maintain. There is an area, twelve inches wide, at the head of the grave, which is left to either place a headstone or flowers. It is not permitted to plant or place anything on the actual grave space.
Turf is laid over the grave space approximately six months after a full earth burial has taken place. After a cremated remains burial has taken place, the turf is replaced immediately. If you would prefer to plant the grave area, or have a memorial with a kerb surround, you may wish to consider choosing a grave in a traditional section