As so perfectly put by Hazel, who was planning ahead – "I just want a bit of gentle recycling."
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Sunshine and grasshoppers at Henley
On a sunny September day, we met custodian Andy Chanter at the burial woodland to clear the hay and enjoy the wildlife. By doing it by hand we keep things simple and natural, in tune with everything we do.
While we worked, we also caught glimpses of some of the wildlife at the burial woodland, including the sheep, grasshoppers and birds. A visitor arrived with her lovely dogs too, who all had enjoyed the walk through the local church from Rotherfield Greys.
As much as we want native trees to populate the meadow, so that it becomes a thriving woodland, we encourage families to sprinkle wild flower seeds around a grave after a funeral.
Species that work well in the meadow include red-corn poppies, ox-eye daisies, musk mallows, meadow buttercup, amongst others.
Please speak to custodian Andy if you would like to find out more.
At Henley, a hearse can park just within the entrance of the meadow. From there, you or your funeral director can carry the coffin to the graveside, or you could make use of a coffin bier. These are very beautiful and an elegant way to carry the person who has died further inside the meadow.