Recent news from Humber Woodland
We have had a lovely morning with The Beautiful Burial Ground project. The project aims to inspire and support people to find out more about their burial grounds, their heritage and wildlife. Plant expert Rob Lowe spent the morning identifying wild flowers and plants at Humber Woodland, and we are over the moon to discover [...]
We were over the moon to see a Common Spotted Orchid at Humber Woodland of Remembrance last week. The Beautiful Burial Ground Project is coming to us on Thursday, so we are hoping for more discoveries! The project aims to inspire and support people to find out more about their burial grounds, their heritage and [...]
Humber Woodland of Remembrance nestled in peaceful North Herefordshire has been awarded The Best Natural Burial Ground in West of Britain for 2019 (awarded by the Association of Natural Burial Grounds), for the second consecutive year. Humber Woodland of Remembrance is a green burial ground, set in open countryside four miles from Leominster, and has [...]
Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.
Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced