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Burial and ashes


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Q: Is the ground consecrated?

No, the ground isn’t consecrated but we can organise for individual burial or ashes plots to be blessed if you wish.


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Q: Can I choose the location of the plot?

Woodland burial and ashes plots are located in specific areas of our grounds. You can choose the specific location of your plot within these areas, however, this is sometimes dependent upon availability. You can also choose two plots which are located side-by-side.


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Q: Can I purchase a plot before I die?

You can purchase a woodland burial or ashes plot in advance if you should wish. We also offer our Woodland Funeral Plan which allows you to completely plan your funeral in advance within our woodland burial grounds.

By planning in advance you can personalise your funeral and make sure that everything is carried out exactly to your wishes. Our woodland burial grounds are operated by The Co-operative Funeralcare, therefore our Woodland Funeral Plans are completely guaranteed and backed by the strength and reassurance of the UK's leading Funeral Director.


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Q: Can I dig the grave/plot myself?

This is not permitted at our woodland burial grounds; our groundsmen are responsible for digging and maintaining all of the plots.


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Q: Can ashes be buried at a woodland burial ground?

Yes, ashes can be buried within our woodland ashes plots. These are located in specific areas of our grounds, for example the Pine Woods at Hinton Park, Badger Wood at Poole & Wimborne and overlooking the Mersey at Mayfields Park. If you wish to hold a short memorial service in our woodland service centre for family and friends before the burial of your loved one's ashes we can arrange this for you.


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Q: Can ashes be scattered?

Yes, ashes can be scattered within our grounds, we have special dedicated areas where scattering can take place. Ashes can be scattered either by us or you can scatter them yourself if you wish, we only ask that a member of our woodland team be present. If you wish to hold a short memorial service in our woodland service centre for family and friends before scattering the ashes of your loved one we can arrange this for you.


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