THE baby garden at Blacon Cemetery, opened in 1992, was one of the first in the country.
But now the area is in need of a long overdue facelift and families are being urged to collect personal belongings before improvements begin.
Karen Dalton, of the Chester Miscarriage Support Group, who helps to maintain the area, would like anyone who has a plot to contact her as soon as possible.
“It is really important to get in touch because we want to tidy up the whole area,” she said.
“However, we will need people to come and move their mementoes or give us permission to move them.”
Also in need of a tidy up is the memorial part of the baby garden, an area where parents can have babies’ names and dates inscribed on one of the stones.
“I would like to thank Blackwell’s Stonemasons for this, because they have kept the charge to a minimum and never increased the cost,” said Karen.
The Chester Miscarriage Support Group meets at the Caldy Valley Centre on the first Tuesday of every month.
It also organises a memorial service every April for parents who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, cot death, neo-natal death or any other cause.
For information call The Chester Miscarriage Support Group on 01829 270083 or visit www. chestermiscarriage supportgroup.co.uk.