A cemetery in Irvine is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. The term implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground. It is a place where the final ceremonies of death are observed. Modern cemeteries in Irvine are usually spacious, landscaped, burial grounds outside of the city limits. They are protected areas. Usually they have many tombstones placed on open spaces. Different styles of cemeteries are in use in Irvine: monumental, lawn, natural, or family, each with its own distinct style, reflecting the diversity of practices around death.