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 Welsh slate memorial plaques inscribed with the name, year of birth and year of death are available in the Wild Cherry Scatter Area. We will also be offering oak memorial plaques in the memorial shelter once this has been constructed.
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.
Memorial Tree Planting
We can offer tree dedications and memorial tree planting with wildflower scatter around the edge of the burial meadow, which will help provide shade for the grazing animals and create homes for animals improving biodiversity and encouraging wildlife to visit.
These will be protected by wooden tree guards to prevent sheep from nibbling the trees and eating the flowers. Memorial plaques can be included on the tree guard which will be displayed for an initial period of ten years (due to the projected lifespan of the materials).
You will have the option to renew/extend the periods at the end of this term. If you would like to plant or dedicate please go to the forms and prices page and download a Tree For Life application form and send it to us.
Mementoes and plants at the burial ground
In order to conserve the natural habitat and protect bereaved families, graves must not be gardened and nothing should be placed or planted and no seeds should be scattered on the graves without consent from the Custodian, Sarah. She can advise on native species and a supplier.
Our aim is to keep everything as natural as possible to maintain and enhance the local biodiversity. Anything that appears without our consent will be removed. Please make sure that this is right for you before you commit to the burial ground. It will not suit everyone.
Native wildflower seeds may be scattered on the grave and the surrounding area after the burial. However, animals do graze within the field so please be aware these may be nibbled by our local woolly residents when they graze. We can let you know when we are intending to bring the sheep in, so you can decide if you would like to scatter wildflower seeds.
To ensure these are safe for our animals, we ask that you purchase these from us, or check with the custodian that you have a safe mix.
We may also be having special days where we invite families to come and scatter wildflower seeds with us. These events will be updated on our Facebook page so please feel to follow or like us to be kept up to date with any events that are happening.