Floral - Green Oak Funeral Services - Greenock

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A Floral Tribute

Flowers have long been a traditional feature of many funerals as they make a lovely tribute. Some people elect to have flowers from close family members only, whilst others consider large amounts of floral tributes as a fitting testament to their loved one.

If you would like flowers to be part of the funeral you are arranging, you may like to consider the following –

  • The style you would prefer as the main coffin arrangement
  • The size of the arrangement and the kind of flowers that you would like included
  • You may find the following examples useful as a starting point, but please be aware that seasonality may affect the availability of certain blooms.
  • Many families ask us to arrange flowers on their behalf and we can help you with your selection.


What happens to the flowers ?

Immediately following a cremation service, floral tributes are normally displayed for a few days in the “Garden of Remembrance”, at the crematorium, but in due course they will be removed. The flowers can of course be taken away by the family to perhaps lay on another grave(s)

For a burial, they will usually remain on the grave or close by. Sometimes we are asked to take the flowers to another family grave or to donate them to a local care home or indeed the local hospice.

We can also arrange to collect any cards that are attached to the tributes and return them to you so that you know who gave them and to read the messages.

Casket sprays

Rose and Carnation casket spray

Vibrant Casket Spray

Simple Rose

White Lily Spray

Special Tributes

Football Tribute

Teddy Bear

Dad Tribute

Gates of Heaven

Double ended arrangements

These coffin or casket sprays are created for those who wish to have a focal tribute. You can follow familiar design made with flowers such as white lilies or roses, or why not discuss your design preference with us and together we can create that special arrangements in the colour and style of your choice.

Single ended arrangements

Single ended arrangements are the perfect choice when a number of family tributes are to be displayed on the coffin. You can select a style, colour and flowers which should be included, subject to some seasonal variation. We will be happy to talk you through some photographic examples of these arrangements.

Religious Symbols

Where religion has played an important role in the life of the person who has passed away, flower arrangement with a religious theme can be a very fitting tribute. These can be using all sorts of different blooms to whatever size you require.


Traditional wreaths remain popular at all funerals. These fitting tribute can take the form of traditional circular wreaths or follow a more European or woodland style. The effect can be varied, and we are always happy to discuss your individual requirements.


Such was as “Mum” or “Dad” created in flowers are a moving expression of love and gratitude to a parent, but in fact any word compromising any letters or characters can be created by our expert team of florists.

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