Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery (PCCC) is a special space enjoyed by humans, wildlife, and plants alike. Our intention of fostering each’s accessibility to the land is part of why we are designated as a conservation burial ground by the Green Burial Council. In keeping with the standards of their designation and our conservation easement which protects the land from development in perpetuity, only plants native to Alachua County may be introduced at gravesites.
What can I plant for my loved one?
We have an on-site nursery with regionally native species that are appropriate for the plant communities and habitat found in the cemetery. Please click here to see our list of plants we will carry throughout the year. Due to limited available space, seasonal changes, and our desire for successful growth not all of the plants listed will be available on site. Please contact our staff (352-317-7307 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in participating in the program.
How much does a plant cost?
Our plant nursery is a donation supported program that contributes to restoration of the cemetery. With your donation we will also water the plants and do our best to keep them healthy.
What plant should I choose?
The cemetery is classified by two distinct management types, meadows and forest. The meadow areas receive full sun and have sandy soil. This promotes grass and wildflower growth. In the forested areas more shade-tolerant trees and shrubs are available for planting. Plants should be introduced in the areas of the cemetery where they would be found naturally.
Where can I plant a tree?
Trees can be planted in close proximity to gravesites during or after a burial ceremony.