Get Peace of Mind and Start Planning

Let’s talk about living after life. Many people don’t think about how they want to be remembered in life until it’s too late. When we choose to ignore our mortality, we inevitably put emotional strain on the people we love most, who are lumped with the burden of selecting end of life plans when they should be left to grieve.

At Mornington Green, we let you give your loved ones the gift of life and peace of mind. With a patented technology behind us, we allow your memories to “grow” and become a tree. We safely treat human ashes so that they can be used in our botanical memorial gardens. We call this the “Living Legacy formula”, and it’s been proven to work on different soil types and a wide range of Australian native and exotic European trees.

Pre-planning the end of one’s life is an important way to help ease the burden on friends and family who must deal with losing a loved one. It’s never too soon to begin your end-of-life planning—be it for yourself or your family. You’ll know you’re doing the right thing when your loved ones don’t have to second-guess what you want.

And pre-planting your tree is a beautiful way to memorialise yourself and make sure that you have a home in nature. 


Why Plan to be Planted?

Planning for your death is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make in life. 

So for a minute, we invite you to think about the future of your remains. What will you become when you die? 

That is a serious question.

Today, many people bury deceased loved ones in traditional cemeteries or cremate them and place their ashes in jars. At Mornington Green, we provide you with a greener solution. We infuse your cremated ashes into beautiful Living Legacy Trees (using patented Living Legacy Ash Treatment) that grow into the future with your loved ones watching and visiting here at Mornington Green.

Here are some reasons why you should plan to be planted today: 

  • Lower cost with greater value
  • No inflation or hidden costs
  • Peace of mind
  • Future-ready
  • Eco-friendly

If you don’t plan ahead, your loved ones could be saddled with the bill. Taking care of it yourself means choosing to relieve your family of the financial burden at a time of grief. 

The cost of cremation without service varies anywhere between $1,800 to $3,200. We have various trusted partners for cremation services all over Melbourne including the local Mornington Peninsula Funerals – please note that we do not take a commission or add any fees for customers who want to go through the cremation process with us, we’re here to help.

Living Legacy Tree start from $7,000 including GST, and in all packages, you will receive:

  • Your chosen tree in your chosen location
  • Treatment of your ashes to allow your tree to thrive and grow
  • Planting ceremony for 15 guests including refreshments
  • Ongoing tree care and maintenance
  • Bronze memorial plaque
  • 200 trees planted in your honour, domestically and internationally to offset your carbon footprint
  • Access to our gardens and your tree, year-round

Don’t get buried in funerals costs, traditional burials cost a lot of money. For a standard burial, it can cost on average $19,000.

Pre-planning your tree is a cost-effective option because people can spend a smaller amount of money on a great value Living Legacy Tree and enjoy watching their tree grow.


No inflation or hidden costs

The easiest way to figure out how much everything will cost when the time comes is to plan ahead. And the best way to get started is to just start now. We can sit down and discuss options for you to make a deposit and pay the balance off with regular payments over a set period of time. Moreover, your family won’t be under any pressure to spend more than they could afford or even more than what you would have wanted.

Pre-planning allows you to lock in today’s prices at today’s rates. When pre-arrangements are made, we guarantee that the costs involved with the services selected will never increase due to inflation or other factors outside of your control. Additionally, there are no annual fees or ongoing costs, ever.

Peace of mind

​​Having a plan will not only benefit your family, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that all of the arrangements have been made. You can take as long as you need to make decisions and feel assured your choices will be carried out. You can be sure that your final wishes are carried out exactly as you envision them. 


You may wonder why it’s so important to talk about the future when life is so good today. But the truth is, it’s better to plan today rather than put off these arrangements until tomorrow. When tomorrow becomes today, even a minor illness can become a major setback and affect our ability to make wise choices regarding our final arrangements. Pre-planning allows you to make decisions while you are calm, collected, and able to make rational decisions.


Using the Living Legacy Ash Treatment, cremated ashes can be detoxified to restore the essential soil biology that will enable the growth of a tree. By infusing ashes into a tree, you can take comfort in knowing that you’re contributing to an eco-conscious solution for our planet

[Read our blog on the steps to Planting Your Tree in Advance]


Let’s Celebrate Your Life in Nature

We’re here to take the darkness out of your final wishes and turn them into hopeful seedlings for the future. We can help with your estate plan, advise you on choosing a Living Legacy tree after the cremation and make sure your loved ones know what you want to be done with your remains.

We make death a less scary thing so you can rest easy knowing your family will be safe and cared for when the time comes. By planting your tree now, you can visit the gardens with your family and friends and watch your tree grow. Make memories with picnics, high teas, garden parties, or just take a stroll around the grounds.

We are a compassionate team who have been helping people through the previously confronting process of planning for their death. We are confident that we can take away the stress of this otherwise emotional time by guiding you through it in a way that suits your wishes and information.

At Mornington Green, plant a tree and be at peace knowing that your loved ones will have a living tree as a memory of you.

Do you still have more questions? It’s likely we’ve answered them on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you’re ready to pre-plan your Living Legacy Tree with us, just contact us here. 


Be Part of this Extraordinary Project and Reserve your Tree Today

Call us on (03) 9059 4959 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, fill out the form below and we will send you further information with links to videos, pricing and project information.