Remembering

At the Willows there are three distinct areas, and several ways of remembering, these being;

  • Wild flower meadow areas, for coffin and urn burials. Memorial posts will be erected around the burial ground for the fixing of Welsh slate engraved plaques. It is also possible to purchase larger engraved Welsh slate plaques for placement on the surface of the full coffin burial plot. (These surface plaques are recessed into the ground for ease of mowing twice yearly).
  • Woodland burial areas, again for both coffins and urn burials. At the time of a full coffin plot purchase, a tree can be selected and purchased from a list of native British trees, which will be planted at the correct time of year above the grave. If burial is wished for within the woodland areas, but without a tree, this is also acceptable. Trees cannot be planted in advance of a burial otherwise it may be destroyed during the interment process. A small engraved Welsh slate plaque can be purchased, which will be mounted on a small oak post next to the tree.
  • The woodland reflection area overlooking two ponds, is for the burial of urns, scattering of ashes and general remembrance of loved ones buried elsewhere (and possibly many years ago too). Seated areas with wooded memorial posts will be erected for contemplation and reflection. There are already 100 trees planted to start the wood, these can be sponsored and dedicated to your loved one.

In all cases, seated areas for reflection and remembrance are planned, but these will be selective and restricted to avoid spoiling the overall effect and purpose of the natural burials site.

Substantial bench seats, supplied from sustainable forestry and manufactured in the UK are available to purchase, and can be dedicated by the fixing of a named plaque.

As the woodland develops, bird and bat boxes can become a feature. Likewise, in the meadowland, occasional bird tables may also feature.

Purchased trees are guaranteed for 5 years, during which time we will replace any failing trees.

Our commitment is to manage the planting program and associated costs, hence in all cases; all memorials and services within the site are to be supplied by ourselves.

The Willows Memorial (Welsh Slate) Plaques

These are pre-drilled and fixed using stainless steel screws, covered with natural matching coloured cap, engraved with name, life duration, and a few choice words of remembrance. The fewer words and lines used determine the lettering size. Etched drawings can be included on the plaques (e.g. Butterfly, bird, pet, flower, etc.) at an extra cost

The style, size and content of the wording has to be agreed to by ourselves.

  • Tree Plaque (110 x 80 mm) with oak post
  • Larger Tree Plaque (150 x 100 mm) with oak post
  • Memorial Post/ Memory Wall Plaque (180 x 125 mm)
  • Wild Flower Meadow Ground Plaque (200 x 200 mm square)
Our site and its plots...See our tranquil and picturesque location Ways to remember...See our range of remembrance items