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Monument Meadow burial ground completes improvement work

Cheshire’s new natural burial ground was opened in Farndon in October last year by the Barnston Estate

Work to improve Monument Meadow natural burial ground has been completed.

Cheshire’s new natural burial ground was opened in Farndon in October last year by the Barnston Estate.

The five-acre natural burial ground is set amid a wildflower meadow with an oak framed pavilion.

Over the last few weeks the Estate’s landscaping team has installed new estate fencing and a gate to the site. There has also been extensive hedge and tree planting work, including evergreen yew hedges, mountain ash and mixed maple tree varieties.

Hawthorn and oak trees have been added to the meadow along with bird cherry trees.

Site manager David Atkinson said: “Creating a tranquil area and a living memorial landscape that is ecologically rich is important to us.

“People tell us that they love the peace and calmness they feel when they visit us and they take comfort from the surrounding landscape. It is what makes it such a beautiful place to be laid to rest.”

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