Tessa and Jeremy Russell

Dorset landowners & custodians
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It’s important to commemorate the names of the dead and when they lived.

The burial ground meadow will remain as a natural environment, the way you see it now. Unlike a conventional cemetery, there will not be rows of memorial stones, benches, vases of flowers or mementos, which would alter the special natural quality of the meadow.

Instead, you can dedicate a mounted oak plaque within the walls of the memorial shelter at the burial ground or you can plant a tree for life in the new woodland area of the burial ground.

For information about prices and application forms for the memorials, please go to the Forms and Prices page.

Memorial rights

The memorial rights are granted for the display of a memorial plaque in the frame. Rights last for a period of 25 years after which they are renewable. The renewal of memorial rights in the future will provide an important contribution to the upkeep of the frame and other maintenance at the burial ground after income from the sale of rights of burial has ceased.

Dedicate a memorial plaque

If you would like to dedicate an oak memorial plaque at Dorset Downs natural burial ground, please download and complete this form. Once you’ve filled it in, please email the form to dorset@leedam.com

Download memorial plaque form

Plant a tree for life

We can offer tree dedications and memorial tree planting with wildflower scatter around the edge of the burial meadow. If you would like to dedicate a tree, please download the tree for life application form. Once you have completed it, please send it (or a photograph of it) to dorset@leedam.com.

Download a tree for life form