Work has finished on improvements to Monument Meadow Natural Burial Ground that the Barnston Estate opened in Farndon in October last year.
The five-acre ground is set amid a wildflower meadow with an oak-framed pavilion. Providing shelter and peaceful views across rolling countryside and the Clwydian Hill Range.
Over the last few weeks, the landscaping team has installed new fencing and a gate to the site. In addition to the abundance of local species and wildflowers, there has also been extensive hedge and tree planting work. Including; evergreen yew hedges, oak, hawthorn, mountain ash and mixed maple. The new bird cherry trees will look beautiful in the late spring when they are full of white blossom.
Site Manager David Atkinson said; “Creating a tranquil area and a living memorial landscape that is ecologically rich is important to us. People tell us that they love the peace and calmness they feel when they visit us. They take comfort from the surrounding landscape. It is such a beautiful place to be laid to rest.”
The ground welcomes people of all faiths and caters for religious and secular ceremonies. A funeral at Monument Meadow follows no rules, format or set length of time. Each one is individual to the wishes of the family and the deceased. Monument Meadow is a member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds.