Brightwater Green Burial Meadow is a natural meadow and it is important that visitors respect this is the reason why people chose this as a final resting place.
1. Cut flowers may be laid on graves without any wrappings or ribbons. We encourage visitors to lay hand tied flower bunches of more natural flowers.
2. No containers, artificial flowers, toys, photographs or the like are permitted in the burial meadow as these may be a hazard to wildlife and look unsightly.
3. No cultivation or reshaping or adornment of the grave plot is permitted.
4. No planting on the grave other than the native provenance wild flower seed, which is sown after the burial, and bulbs such as snowdrops, native daffodils and native English bluebells is allowed – provided they are supplied by Brightwater (free of charge).
5. Only native trees of British provenance as selected from the recommended list may be planted on the site.
6. To ensure that mowing and other maintenance of burial ground can be carried out safely and without damage only the specified extra thickness granite plaque which is supplied by Brightwater may be used to mark graves.
7. The walking of dogs, on mown paths is permitted provided they are on a lead and any dog fouling is removed.
8. The grave area will be mown regularly throughout the year at the discretion of the
company. Other areas of the site will be mown less frequently.
A copy of the terms and conditions is available with the application form.
We hope you will adhere to the burial meadow rules and respect and show consideration to others who wish the meadow to remain a natural place.
The company reserves the right to remove and dispose of any items which contravene the rules.