Welsh Slate Memorials
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 provided a traditionally crafted, solid chestnut frame to hold Welsh slate plaques bearing names and dates to offer a lasting memorial. This has been positioned just inside the burial area and provides a comfortable seat for visitors to stop and rest a while. The plaques only take a short time to organise and produce, but are unlikely to be in place on the day of the funeral. Application forms are now available on the Forms and Prices page.
Memorial rights are granted for the display of a memorial plaque in the frame. Rights last for a period of 25 years after which they are renewable. The renewal of memorial rights in the future will provide an important contribution to the maintenance at the burial ground and upkeep of the frame once income from the sale of rights of burial has ceased.
Hand Crafted Memorials
Contemporary Memorials for your home or garden
Elysium Memorials are a group of artists and craftsmen that make beautiful, personal, bespoke memorials to keep close to you. Watch their video here...
21, Farmhouse Drive, Frome BA11 2SR
Tel: 01373 301790, Mobile: 07910 341597
The natural burial meadow lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and in order for us to comply with the terms of our ground lease and planning consent all trees and flowers planted there must be native species indigenous to the area.
We regret that any flowers that are planted which are not native wild flowers will be removed.
In the orchard bulbs and plugs can be planted, or seeds sown:
In the meadow native wildflower seeds may be scattered on the grave and the surrounding area after the burial. The mix should be chosen to suit the clay sub-soil.
Native species are not easily found at the garden centre but can be ordered from specialist nurseries including these suppliers:
Heritage Apple Trees
An apple tree orchard has been planted at the natural burial meadow to re-create an orchard which had previously existed there. It is now completely full and the trees are improving the biodiversity and encouraging more honey bees to visit. The fruit trees are mainly heritage varieties.
The second orchard area on the south side of the car parking area will open in December and a limited number of spaces are available for new tree dedications. Forms for tree dedications can be downloaded here:
Slate plaques in a memorial frame