Landscaping & Ornamentation

Perpetual Care Fund

To maintain the cemeteries as memorials and as serene and beautiful final resting places for lives that once were, the City of Red Wing has established a Perpetual Care Fund. This is funded through the purchase price of lots and assures that grave sites will be maintained for perpetuity.

Perpetual Flower Fund

The City also offers an optional Perpetual Flower Fund. A one-time fee is paid on or before the 31st day of May of a given year for the planting and flowers to begin the following year.

The stand and urn you supply will be planted by the City. If the stand or urn is damaged due to vandalism, the City will replace it with a standard urn. In order to purchase perpetual flowers, please provide the lot, block and section of the grave space. If that is unavailable, the name of a person buried on the lot and their approximate year of death will suffice.

Ornamentation Guidelines

Since the general landscaping of the grounds of the cemeteries compliments the natural beauty of the surroundings, ornamentation guidelines developed to further enhance the beauty of the cemeteries. 

  • Ornamentation includes natural flowers and plants in good condition and suitable planters.
  • Other items made from wood, ceramics, cement, clay, and terra-cotta are limited to statues, figurines, and religious symbols.
  • Special ornamentation is permitted on specific dates and special occasions and for a period of 24 hours.
  • Artificial ornamentation or artificial flowers are not permitted.
  • All must also meet the size specifications determined by city staff.
  • American and commemorative Armed Service Flags are permitted between Memorial Day and September 15.

Additional Information

For more information call 651-385-3648 or email John Friedrich.