The Barton woodland burial ground is a very special site
Despite being a man made environment, we are striving to create as natural environment as possible. A large part of this means that all flowers planted at the Glebe must be indigenous to the area, and specifically be suited to growing in meadows.
We have created a PDF guide (link below) that details the types of plants that you may plant, together with some how to plant guidance. Please take the time to read it.
Only British wildflowers will be planted at Barton. If in any doubt, please ask before purchase because inappropriate plants will be removed. Some plants and wildflower seeds are regularly available for sale when the lodge is open on Wednesdays. When planting, please use a minimal amount of soil or potting compost. Because it's not local, it could damage plant and wildlife ecosystems. Unfortunately garden centres sell plants that are NOT proper wildflower species [for example, brightly coloured primulas] so will be swiftly removed by staff.
Cut flowers must be laid without ribbon, wire, cellophane or paper. They should be laid flat (not vertically) on a grave. All dead flowers will be removed on Wednesdays as part of our weekly maintenance schedule. If you are replacing flowers, please use the green wheelie bins provided to dispose of the old ones. These are located in the North Glebe (1 bin) and the car park (2 bins).
Artificial flowers, ornaments, stones, balloons, lanterns, vases, flowerpots or other 'garden' items are not permitted and will be removed straight away.