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GreenAcres Woodland Burials – Colney, secures a longer future

Friday 6th September 2013

GreenAcres Woodland Burials in Colney, Norwich is delighted to announce the acquisition of further land to meet local demand for more space for both ashes and full burials.

The popular woodland burial park on the western outskirts of Norwich at Colney currently has twelve acres of natural woodland.  The extra land adjoins its Northern boundary, which will eventually bring it to a total of approximately sixteen acres to offer families even more choice of final resting places.

The new area, known as ‘The Meadow’, is home to an abundance of wildlife, including Foxes, Muntjac, Buzzards, Dragonflies and meadow plants, such as Buttercups, Giant Bulrush and Campion.  With views over to the River Yare, Bawburgh Lakes and beyond, The Meadow will bring a different habitat to the burial park. 

Andy Carter, Woodland Manager at GreenAcres Woodland Burials – Colney explains,

“The Meadow area at Colney will add a new dimension to the current park with its beautiful insect-rich grasses and open views across to Bawburgh Lakes.” 

Andy continues, “We shall look to implement a new management regime that will increase the richness and diversity of the native wildflowers already present within the meadow. This in time will become yet another area of the park for peaceful and quiet reflection where families can take in the wonder of nature surrounding them.” 

GreenAcres Woodland Burials – Colney opened in 1999 and offers families perfect goodbyes and resting places with its choice of full burials, ashes burials, ash scatterings, as well as a beautiful ceremonial buildings in which to hold funeral and memorial services. The meticulous management of the wood helps to support hundreds of species, including Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, Tree Creepers and Robins.  The park also plays host to stunning displays of Bluebells and Foxgloves each year to provide a perfect place for peaceful reflection and remembrance for the hundreds of families with loved ones laid to rest at Colney.

The Park holds regular Open Days on the first Saturday of each month and encourages the local community to visit and explore the woodland themselves with a free Self-Guided Walk available from Reception.

For those who wish to use the peace and tranquillity of the woodland as a special place to remember their loved ones, are also invited to join the regular Remembrance Services on the last Saturday of every month. This gentle service of readings and music , is open to all whether you have a loved one buried at the park or not.

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This in time will become yet another area of the park for peaceful and quiet reflection where families can take in the wonder of nature surrounding them.”