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The Burial Ground is located on Comberton Road, Barton (the B1046) between the villages of Barton and Comberton to the west of Cambridge

5 mins from junction 12 of the M11

Nearest postcode CB23 7BN

Signposted from the A603 Cambridge to Sandy road. Cycle racks available

Click here for a map or phone 01223 303874 with any questions or for help with funeral arrangements

Two glades in the North Glebe, Hornbeam and Aspen, are now in use for all new burials.
To help find a grave there are plans with names and plot numbers in the left hand Lodge noticeboard


The annual mow and strim of all the glades will probably take place in the week beginning 11th September. Please take care if the 'mowing' sign is on display

There are a lot of new companies actively advertising funeral plans at the moment. Please be very careful if you are thinking of taking one out. Some of them are very dubious indeed. If you'd like some information please get in touch or have a look at the Good Funeral Guide website.

 

Woodland burial is a centuries-old practice which is justifiably enjoying a great revival. As people become more aware not only of their responsibility to the environment but also of their ability to choose where their ultimate resting place will be, more and more are turning to woodland burial, where their impact on the environment is less than that of cremation, and where they know they will rest in an increasingly beautiful, natural setting which their family and friends may return to with pleasure as the years pass.

The idea that we can create a living memorial by encouraging new woodlands, and in so doing we can leave something that will be enjoyed by our great grandchildren, is considerably more appealing than opting for the often very impersonal, crowded environment of more traditional cemeteries, with serried ranks of graves and headstones.

The Arbory Trust was the first Christian charity to offer woodland burial. Throughout the centuries the Christian church has offered care and comfort to the dying and bereaved. We feel that this caring and experience, built up over the centuries, should be available to all. We warmly welcome everyone, regardless of race, religion, geographical or theological boundary, and you are assured of a warm, caring service at all times from our well-trained staff.

Trustee Dr Gareth Thomas shares his expert knowledge. A copy will also be displayed on the Lodge noticeboard at Barton. Here are some June headlines

The June weather was glorious but it was decidedly cooler over the last week. Growth amongst the trees was luxuriant and most species were in full leaf and well on the way to producing their yearly crops of fruits, berries and nuts. The Glades all had patches of colourful flowers such as yellow vetch, birds foot trefoil, scarlet pimpernel and yellow hawks bit. Ribwort plantain formed dense, widespread carpets and ox-eye daisies were highly conspicuous.
In the North Glebe, the chicory plants presented themselves as a sea of light blue. The glades of the South Glebe were covered with wild parsnips their pale-yellow inflorescences seemed to colour the whole glades. Wild Parsnips are not pleasant plants as I found to my cost. My legs in shorts reacted to contact with the sap in the presence of sunlight. A plant to steer clear of!