A memorial garden for babies has been officially opened at the Canobolas Gardens Crematorium.
Celebrant Jean Catanzariti told a small gathering on Tuesday afternoon the Hope's Garden site would fill a valuable need for grieving families in Orange.
"In the past the babies had no resting place," she said.
"Now [there is] a beautiful garden where families can bring peace for the babies."
She said it would provide a memorial garden and resting place for stillborn, fully-term and terminated babies.
The garden is named after Hope Wilcox, who died in January 2018.
Parents Nathan and Tanya Wilcox joined Orange hospital staff and others for the opening ceremony.
Miss Catanzariti said many Orange businesses had contributed to ensure the future memorial services at Hope's Garden would be free of charge to the parents.
The crematorium has donated the land for the garden with the garden edging and plants.
She said the cremations would be provided free of charge.
A range of other services and items would be provided including the funeral services, the supply of marble and vases and the provision and inscriptions on plaques to be placed at the site.
Other Orange businesses will be offering casket covers and blankets for wrapping the babies.
Miss Catanzariti said flowers and plants for the services and tending the garden would also be provided for free.
She said the help being provided for the memorial garden also extended to the Orange hospital.
"The Women's and Infants social work team at Orange Health Service [has developed] the paperwork system making the streamline process easier when a family loses a baby," she said.
"To Tanya and Nathan Wilcox, their little baby Hope sadly passed away and now with their blessing this little garden has now become Hope's Garden," she said.
"On behalf of the community of Orange to all persons acknowledged in this opening without your support and generous donations Hope's Garden would not have been created.
"May the garden bring closure, peace and tranquility to all families that will use this little garden in the future."
The garden was formally blessed by the Reverends Anne and Gary Neville.
Norman J Penhall Funerals funeral director Jasmine Wilkins has been involved in the establishment of the garden.
Last year Ms Wilkins told the Central Western Daily the ashes of babies were among the 297 people's remains that had been stored at the Orange funeral parlor after not being claimed by relatives after a funeral service.
Ms Wilkins said it was intended those babies' remains would now be placed at Hope's Garden.
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