Open Beds: types, materials and history
Open Beds are special flower beds for cemeteries that are usually used with headstones and tombstones. Open Beds are rectangular and cover the entire length and width of the grave. There are often Open Beds, which are set up for double headstones or even Family Stones.
What are Open Beds filled with?
Usually the container of the Open Bed is filled with soil to plant seedlings. They can be flowers, bushes, or even ornamental plants. Often, decorative elements are added to the plants in Open Beds. Such arrangements look exquisite, but regular maintenance of the plants is of great importance. If relatives can’t visit the grave of the departed often, using flowers or plants for Open Bed is not recommended. In this case, the bed should better be filled with small decorative stones, which will look beautiful and the grave will not look neglected.
What are Open Beds made of?
Open Beds are most often made of grey or black granite. If you use cheaper materials, they will deteriorate over time and the appearance will suffer.
Arcadia Monuments offers Open Beds in high-quality granite for single & double headstones and family stones. You can choose from our catalogue or discuss an individual design with our experts.