Welsh slate plaques can be made and mounted within the memorial frame at Henley. If you would like one made please go to our forms and prices page and download a Memorial Application form and send it to us.
Contemporary memorials for your home or garden
Unlike conventional cemeteries, there are no rows of memorial stones, benches, vases of flowers or mementos which would change the special quality of the burial ground. However, the urge to create something after a death is deeply set within us. We have discovered Elysium Memorials who are a group of artists and craftsmen that make beautiful, personal, bespoke memorials to keep close to you. Watch their video here...
Creating new woodland
Rather than planting individual memorial trees, we are creating a new native woodland across the area where interments have taken place. There are areas designated for trees, shrub margins, woodland rides and glades. As more trees are planted and the new woodland spreads across the meadow, the land which remains unplanted will continue to be grazed or mown for a crop of hay. Planting takes place during the dormant season (November to March).
Plants at the burial ground
In order to conserve the natural habitat and protect bereaved families nothing should be planted and no seeds should be scattered without our consent.
We will give consent to locally sourced plant species that are native to the immediate surroundings of the burial ground and it will be granted only to the legal representative, executor or next of kin of the person buried there. Please note that anything that appears without our consent will be removed.
Please seek advice from our custodian before you consider planting anything. She will recommend species and a supplier to help maintain and enhance the meadow or woodland's biodiversity.
Our tree planting has established a good selection of medium to large native trees and our management plan is to create a sustainable woodland that will feature open glades, paths and rides with woodland edges.
Planting a tree does not form part of the burial. Tree and shrub planting will be carried out by us each winter based on the woodland plan. This will mean that planting will be independent of graves so that graves may or may not have a tree or a shrub on them.
Please refer to our Trees on Graves page, which explains in detail the issues involved.