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Reflection Space

Children’s Remembrance Christmas Tree - Springvale Botanical Cemetery

Springvale Botanical Cemetery
600 Princes Highway, Springvale, Victoria, 3171

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The Festive Season can be a challenging and overwhelming time if you are grieving the loss of a child. The Children’s Remembrance Christmas Tree is a sacred space, created specifically for families who have lost a child.

Date: Wednesday 1 December – Friday 31 December

Springvale Botanical Cemetery open hours: 6am – 8pm

Ornament pick up time: 9am – 4:30pm, Monday 13 December - Friday 17 December

Ornament pick up location: Customer Care Desk

Children’s Remembrance Christmas Tree location: A J A Gardner Lawn - view map

In lieu of this years service, a Remembrance Christmas Tree will be placed in the Children's area at Springvale Botanical Cemetery for the full month of December (1st – 31st) and families are invited to come on-site in a time that suits them to place a personalised ornament on this special tree.

Ornaments are available to all invited families (one per family) and can be ordered here by filling out the order form. Families will be able to personalise the remembrance ornaments with:

  • A first name (or nickname)
  • Colour choice
  • Pickup location

While we encourage interaction in placing your ornament on the tree, this is a space for reflection and remembrance and others ornaments should be respected.

Orders can be placed up until midnight Sunday 5 December. Once you've placed your order you will receive a confirmation email and will notify you to collect your ornament from Monday 13 December. Any ornaments that have not been collected by 17 December will be placed on the tree on your behalf for you to view.

To be part of the full memorial experience, we encourage you to leave your ornaments over the month of December for viewing and reflection. All ornaments will be collected for safe keeping at the end of the month.


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Springvale Botanical Cemetery

600 Princes Highway, Springvale, Victoria, 3171

The main cemetery entrance is via Princes Highway, with alternative access available from Police Road.

Opening Hours
Open daily: 6:00am to 6.00pm
Daylight Savings: 6.00am to 8.00pm
Our grounds are open 365 days of the year.

Customer Care Centre
Mon - Sun: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Café Vita et flores
For takeaway service only
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Weekends: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Daily) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Springvale Botanical Cemetery