In 2012 we installed four benches in a semi-circle in a secluded area of our wood. We called this area The Memorial Glade, where people can sit in peace and comfort, to reflect and think. The view from these benches is not disturbed by other paths users, and we have planted holly trees to ensure a sense of privacy as they grow.
As well as visiting during the Bluebell Walk, you can now visit the wood on Wednesdays from February to October while visiting Bates Green Garden. More details can be found on our sister website www.batesgreengarden.co.uk
If we receive a request to do this, we take it as a compliment. This private Wood is such a special place which holds many many happy and lasting memories for visitors.
We do not allow the scattering of ashes during the Bluebell Walk, as this could be upsetting for those recently bereaved.
We do ask for a donation (which now includes VAT) towards the upkeep of this lovely ancient wood.
Please contact John McCutchan by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01323 485151 to make suitable arrangements.