Catching up on 2021 with Hundy Mundy Woodland Burial Ground

15th February 2022#hundy-mundy#news
Catching up on 2021 with Hundy Mundy Woodland Burial Ground

News from 2021

There were some changes at the woodland burial ground in 2021. You will find our new memorial frame just by the entrance. This holds simple, natural, slate memorial plaques that family and friends can place in memory of those special to them. Because this frame was built locally and the plaques are sourced from within the UK it means these are sustainable. They also allow us to keep the carbon footprint for memorials low.

It offers something that works with the environment & nature and gives us the chance to remember those we love. Both are important.

Simple Natural Memorial Frame

Tree Plaque Dedications

When wandering around the woodland you may come across our new memorial trees. As they grow and mature they will add to the existing beautiful woodland at Hundy Mundy Woodland Burial Ground. They will also help to conserve the woodland strip. Some of these trees face towards Mellerstain House. Others have views across the beautiful Cheviot Hills. People can choose to add a plaque as a dedication to the tree guards that are surrounding these trees. This may be for those resting at Hundy Mundy. However, we also know that for some having a place to go to remember someone special (who may be resting elsewhere) is equally as important.

If you want to find out more about placing a plaque and the trees that are growing at Hundy Mundy please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We hope you enjoy watching these grow as much as we do. You can also find out more about our green project restoring specimen trees below.

Pets Ashes

In 2021 we received news for those who may wish to be reunited with their pets. We are now able to include pets’ ashes as part of a natural burial or interment of ashes. We understand how important pets are because we are pet lovers and have pets of our own and they become part of the family. As you may know, the natural burial ground has always been pet-friendly and we often have visitors pop by with the dogs. We have also had those that bring the dogs on the day of the funeral and pets can be a huge comfort in times of loss and grief and miss us as much as we miss them. This is just something we wanted to offer for those whose wishes are to be buried with their pets.

We know this may not be for everyone but we all have different wishes and are pleased this is something we can offer to those planning a natural burial or a prepurchase. It’s nice when a wish can be honoured.

Our green project

The beech woodland at Hundy Mundy is home to a variety of native trees. You can see the woodland and Folly from Mellerstain one of Scotland’s finest country houses.

The large trees within the woodland are now hundreds of years old. Over recent years several of these trees have suffered and fallen with storms. As with many of our woodlands some gentle management can help to protect these habitats. We are growing new specimen trees in the spaces left by fallen trees. This will ensure the continued presence of the woodland strip. In addition to this, we have planted memorial trees where families can place dedications. These new trees will help with the ongoing management of the woodland. They will conserve the iconic landscape and habitat and ensure it is a place that our native wildlife can continue to call home. You can read more about our green project here.

When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts a little. – Natassia Cassinero

New tree specimens at Hundy Mundy

We will continue to share sharing photos of the woodland as these new trees mature. We will also share photos of our memorial trees as they grow and find their own special place in the woodland.

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