Habitats for Conservation & Burial
We are blessed with a beautiful piece of land that offers three different habitats to rest in nature: Creekside, the Southeastern Meadow, and Woodlands. We also have a special area set aside for pets. Land restoration is part of our conservation efforts and we are continually giving each of these habitats special attention in order to thrive.
McDowell Creek runs through the Sanctuary, offering the sound of running water and the beauty of the creek. Natural Burials can happen a minimum of 100 feet from the creek, close enough to still see and hear the creek. There are no distance requirements for the burial of cremated remains.
The Southeastern Meadow sprawls throughout the Sanctuary offering many different scenic locations with great views, wildflowers, and native trees.
Different wooded areas exist throughout the Sanctuary, offering a place to rest among the trees.
Close to the entrance is an area overlooking the restored wetland, also providing an expansive view of the Sanctuary and the trees beyond.
Pet Memorial Garden
It’s not quite a “habitat” but a special Pet Area is a feature of the Sanctuary. You have the option of burying your pets here alongside other animals, of if you purchase a spot for yourself, you may also purchase a spot for your pet to be buried near you.
Video of the Sanctuary
Checkout our video to see great aerial footage of the Sanctuary.
See It For Yourself
The only way to know if Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is the right place for you, is to come see it for yourself. People are often surprised at how beautiful it really is. We give personal tours with the aid of our golf cart to show you around and answer all of your questions about conservation and natural burial. We do not apply any pressure or try to “sell” you a spot, as we believe that if the Sanctuary is the right place for you, you will know it; the land speaks for itself. It is never a hassle for us to show you around – in fact, we love being at the Sanctuary. You can book a tour or contact us here.
The Sanctuary is a public park, and you are also free to explore it yourself. Visit our location and directions page for accurate directions. Note, that we do not have an office on site yet so if you would like to talk to someone, we recommend scheduling a tour.