News at The Willows
Here at The Willows we aim to foster a lasting relationship with the families who have relatives or friends buried at our natural burial ground. We will update this page with upcoming dates and information.
Tree and Bulb Planting Weekend
13th and 14th November 10am - 3pm
We will be holding our annual tree and bulb planting weekend here at The Willows, on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th November 10am – 3pm. However, things will be a little different this year.
We will be serving free tea, coffee and cakes, but we will not be erecting our marquee. Instead, we will erect several pop-up gazebos and encourage people to comply with any COVID guidelines. We will be on hand to help families plant their selected tree or you may wish to sponsor a packet of bluebell, snowdrop or daffodil bulbs, which you (or we) can plant in our memorial wood or directly above your plot. Also, we will be replacing, free of charge, any trees that have failed within 3 years of planting.
As it is Remembrance Sunday on the 14th, we will once again be holding a 2-minute silence on that day, at 11am. If you would like to join us, we will be gathering around the central willow tree.
Due to the cost of the bluebells, snowdrop and daffodil bulbs increasing, we will be charging £4.00 per bag, or 3 bags for £10 (there are 12 bulbs per bag). These are Native British bulbs which we buy from a UK grower and supplier.
If you intend to join us, please call us on 01455 888699 or by phone/text to 07889 092045, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you.
Planting and Memorabilia
Sorry to have to repeat this message but we are still noticing that some graves have decorations and other memorabilia left on them. Can we respectfully remind you of our regulations; ‘The Willows Natural Burial Grounds Ltd will remove any objects placed in the burial ground judged to be inappropriate to the purpose of a natural burial site. These objects include (but are not limited to) artificial flowers and plants, plastic ornaments, toys and photographs’. Also some of the planting on the graves are not native British plants. Please, if you would like to plant any bulbs, seeds or plants make sure they are native British plants. We will remove any plants that are not. If you are in any doubt about what is permitted at the site please do not hesitate to contact us.
As always, if you have any comments, queries or concerns, please contact us by email or phone.
Chris, Jenny, Jacob and Jodie Scroby