Shepparton Cemetery is undergoing a major cleaning


Clean and Tidy: Shepparton Cemetery looks fresh after being professionally cleaned. Photo by Megan Fisher

Sea of ​​Green: With the approach of winter, the grass stands out more, giving a bit of color to the cemetery. Photo by Megan Fisher

Trim and Formidable: The graveyard isn’t in as dire of a position as before after getting a new cut. Photo by Megan Fisher

The Truth: Weeds and tall grass no longer infest gravestones in the cemetery. Photo by Megan Fisher

Shepparton Cemetery has undergone a massive clean up after dealing with a large amount of bindii and weeds over the summer.

For three days a week over a five-week period, a gardening company was hired to remove weeds and tall grass from the cemetery.

Shepparton Cemetery Trust chair Margaret Stewart said it took time, but it was something that needed to be done.

“It’s been a daunting task, especially when we don’t make a lot of money and these things are very expensive to hire. So we are doing our best,” she said.

“I’m really proud of the way he looks right now because it’s been a great effort to get him to this point after so many years of struggle.

“We were also very lucky to have a former trust member come over with hedge trimmers and trim all of our bushes and flower beds, which was absolutely wonderful.

“Two particular members of the trust were also essential to the whole operation going on there. They went above and beyond what I expected in terms of help.

Now that the cemetery is up to date, the goal is to maintain it in good condition with the help of the trust’s maintenance workers.

In addition to this cleanup, the trust is looking to the future with other ongoing work. Plans include an extension to the lawn cemetery with the addition of flower beds, an added wall to the mausoleum, and a renovated entrance to the cemetery.

The cemetery trust is always looking for additional volunteers to help. If you would like to get involved and volunteer, contact Margaret Stewart on 0427 211 947.


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