We are not drab, dark, somber and scary. We are not rows of headstones. We are not backhoes and neglected landscaping. We are light. And nature. We are a gathering place. And an entertainment venue. We are family reunions. And a setting for stories told of loved ones. Of fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. We are a chance to reacquaint yourself with friends and distant family. We are roses and poppies. Cottonwoods and creeks. Sculptures and waterfalls. We are where people remember, and pay honor, in a place where they feel good just being. We are inviting paths and welcoming people. We are a place that makes smiles easier to come by at a time when they’re the hardest to come by. We help to heal. And allow you to remember. We are beauty and nature. We are a slice of Colorado in the shadow of the mountains. We are the promise of a well-kept place for generations to come. We are Seven Stones.
Seven Stones Chatfield is a botanical gardens cemetery and is distinctly different than most cemeteries. People who choose Seven Stones know it is a different experience the first time they set foot in the gardens. To that end, we don’t have a lot of rules. You are free to act the same here as you would at any park. So bring your kids. Bring your dog. Have a picnic. Don’t be afraid to talk and laugh and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. This is a welcoming and reflective place where families can pay respects in a more joyful way.
OUT OF RESPECT to those who are buried at Seven Stones and to those who visit the gardens each year, and to maintain the natural beauty of the gardens, below are the few guidelines we ask you to observe.
FOOD may be placed at the gravesite for ceremonial use only. We have lots of wildlife in the area [e.g., Deer, Raccoon, Bear, Coyote, Fox, Snakes and Mountain Lion] and, therefore, food may not be left at the graves overnight.
CUT FLOWERS may be left at gravesites anytime throughout the year. Recycled vases are available onsite for families to use and re-use.
OTHER ITEMS such as framed pictures, statuary and/or potted plants must be approved by Seven Stones in advance of placement or they are subject to removal by the cemetery at any time. Items must be smaller than 5”x5”. Any items [e.g., sports memorabilia/equipment, flags, ornaments, and/or statues] left at placement service may remain for 4 weeks after burial/placement of ashes and will be returned to the family. These types of items that are left at gravesites are permitted only for a short time as they may take away from the natural beauty of these sacred grounds and design of the gardens and could pose a danger to park personnel and/or wildlife during scheduled maintenance of the cemetery. Holiday decorations may remain for two weeks. All fences and rocks (used as borders or ground cover), as well as, garden stakes, pinwheels, solar powered items and glass/ceramic vases and/or statuary are prohibited.
ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS may be placed from Nov 1 – Jun 1 each year (during Colorado’s colder months). Artificial flowers left at a space between Jun 1 – Nov 1 will be removed and kept for 30 days so the family may retrieve (unless forces of nature prohibit us from returning to the family…e.g., the flowers are damaged and/or blown away).
ALL PLANTINGS AND LANDSCAPING will be established and maintained by Seven Stones. Special requests for a certain type of plant/tree, to be placed near a space is not guaranteed and must go through a review process to ensure the introduction of plants that will thrive in this environment and blend with the landscaping/maintenance plan. ALTERATIONS to the natural landscaping is not permitted.
THEFT OF GRAVESITE DECORATIONS is unlawful and violators will be prosecuted.
SLOW SPEEDS must be maintained when driving throughout the gardens.
NON-SMOKING Seven Stones is a Non-Smoking facility.
PERSONAL BELONGINGS. The cemetery is not responsible for any lost or stolen articles.
SEVEN STONES is a private cemetery and reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone (or pet), especially those who may pose a risk to themselves, the gardens or other patrons.
New ideas. New options. New technology. To an industry that is traditional and slow to change, we bring creativity, innovative thinking, state-of-the-art facilities, extraordinary design and unique options. That’s the Seven Stones Difference.
We invite you to visit and learn more about this unique place. Come tour our grounds and let us share with you our vision for a cemetery unlike any other. Discover our modern choices and wide variety of burial options, including green burials. Hear how we’re integrating technology to help create more meaningful memorials, and learn how we’re creating a place that will stand the test of time.
We celebrated our groundbreaking in the spring of 2015. And construction has begun on Phase 1 of Seven Stones Chatfield. Soon you’ll find a welcoming entrance that will immediately give you the feeling that you’re entering a special, peaceful place. Flowers and shrubs are being planted. Water features and sculptures will be added. Landscaping, strolling paths and intimate gathering areas will be created. Plans for a remarkable Discovery Center – a state-of-the-art facility that will host services with a beautiful outside gathering area and celebration hall – are being finalized. Seven Stones Chatfield is beginning to take shape, and we invite you to come tour our grounds and see our plans for this remarkable place.