Tuesday, January 18, 2022
An Ecumenical and Inclusive Fellowship of the United Methodist Church
Gardens of the Pines

Cemetery and Columbarium

Designed to provide a restful place of respect and dignity,
which will enhance the years of memories from the life lived among us.



Open To All ......

The Gardens of the Pines are open to people of all religious faiths, races and nationalities. 

A variety of options for planning.........

Burial Plots and columbarium niches are available for individuals or families. Plots are planned for 1,4, 6 persons with any additional multiples of these available together. Estate lots, located along the roadway are extra large, and will permit burial of from 1 to 6 persons, and may have above ground crypts and special statuary, with approval. Columbarium niches are for one or two persons. 

Monuments available to honor your loved ones..........

Placement and size of monuments is permitted within the master plan for the Gardens. Bronze and granite markers can be placed at ground level in all sections of the Gardens. 

Provision for those who prefer cremation..........

Urns may be placed in any of the burial lots, above ground crypts or in columbarium niches. Special monuments are available through your funeral director.


Future Beauty and Care of the Gardens....

When you purchase plots or niches in the Gardens, 15% of the purchase price is placed in a Perpetual Care Fund which is controlled by the Officers of the Corporation, the Trustees of The Community Church at Ocean Pines. The entire United Methodist Church stands behind this corporation and its continuity. 

Priced to be available to all persons in the community....... The cost of a burial is determined by the number of burial sites purchased. When sites are purchased as part of a plan for future use, a payment plan may be arranged. When purchased for immediate use, full payment must be made.



Cemetery Plot prices are: 

Types E (single burial plots 4’ x 10’) $750 

Type C (Estate Lot, up to six burial sites, 12’ x 24’) $4,500. 

Type D (four burial sites, 7’ x 20’) $2,600

Columbarium niche prices are: $1,500 

Niche prices include a nameplate and two urns. A plot or niche may be resold only to the Gardens of the Pines, Refund will be the original selling price less 20% for the Perpetual Care  and handling costs, and the cost of the name plate in the columbarium. 

Rules and Regulations: 

Burial vaults are required in the cemetery. 

Markers or monuments must be within the corners of the plot and in line with other markers. 

Shrubbery, trees, fences or other plantings are not permitted 

Arrangements for site preparation, vaults and monuments or markers are made through your Funeral Director. 

Only human remains may be buried in the cemetery or inured in the columbarium. No valuables, or anything else, may be placed within the plots or niches. 

All flowers, etc. must be placed so they don’t interfere with grass cutting. It is recommended that a flower receptacle be included with the monument. Flowers or other decorations are not permitted in the Columbarium Garden.