Rules and Regulations

General Clean-Up Days

In order to maintain the grounds to the highest standards for all, the grounds staff will completely clear all grave spaces and mausoleums of grave blankets, wreaths, and holiday items on the following date:

  • January 10-14, 2022

Vases and shepherd’s hooks are not disturbed. Artificial items removed on January 13, 2022, will be available for family pick up at the Maintenance Building grounds inside the gate from

7am to 2pm daily for two months. Grounds staff will completely clear the entire cemetery including the mausoleums of all decorations and shepherd’s hooks on the following dates:

  • March 7-11, 2022
  • September 12-16, 2022

Arrangements frozen in vases will be removed when they thaw.  Floral arrangements that are removed during March and September clean-up days are not saved; shepherd’s hooks pulled are available for family pick up at the Maintenance Building grounds from 7am to 2pm.

Wreaths and Grave Blankets

Wreaths and evergreen grave blankets are permitted after Thanksgiving Day and may be ordered through our Flower and Gift Shop.  They will be removed January 14, 2022, weather permitting.  SCMG is not responsible for these items if they become missing from the grave; replacement requests will be at the cost of the lot owner.

Approved Containers & Decorations 

Graves with memorial markers WITH bronze vase: Flowers and/or shepherd’s hook IN the vase

Graves with NO marker and/or NO bronze vase:  Temporary plastic vase at the head of the grave with flowers and/or single shepherd’s hook IN the vase.

Only one arrangement per grave space is allowed (exception:  see “Garden of the Little Angels”).

Approved Floral Arrangements

Fresh-cut flowers or artificial flowers made of silk, polyethylene, or similar material are permitted year round.  However, they will be removed when, in the judgment of the grounds staff, they are unsightly.  All arrangements must be within a vase or hang from a single shepherd’s hook (see Approved Containers & Decorations Allowed).

Approved Shepherd’s Hook

A single shepherd’s hook is allowed with a maximum height of 37 inches.  Double hooks are not allowed.

Garden of the Little Angels

Because permanent bronze vases are not permitted in this Garden, one arrangement in a plastic vase and one other permissible item may be placed in a temporary plastic vase or on a single shepherd’s hook on each grave. Permissible items are not allowed to be placed on the ground. All other decoration regulations apply

Special Day Floral Arrangements

One additional permissible arrangement is permitted on Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and Father’s Day. The additional arrangements will be permitted to remain for seven days, after which time they will be removed by our grounds staff. Anniversary and Birthday arrangements must be labeled with a seven day “special day tag” which is available in our Flower and Gift Shop. U.S. flags outside the vase are permitted one week before and after Memorial Day

Due to the absence of lighting features, and in consideration of the safety of our guests, the Cemetery closes for property owners and visitors at dusk.

Please stop by our office or call us at 636-946-6935 for more information. We are located at 3950 West Clay Street, Suite 200, St. Charles, MO 63301, and are open Monday-Saturday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.


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