The Burial Ground is located on Comberton Road, Barton (the B1046) between the villages of Barton and Comberton to the west of Cambridge
5 mins from junction 12 of the M11
Nearest postcode CB23 7BN
Signposted from the A603 Cambridge to Sandy road. Cycle racks available
Click here for a map or phone 01223 303874 with any questions or for help with funeral arrangements
Two glades in the North Glebe, Hornbeam and Aspen, are now in use for all new burials.
To help find a grave there are plans with names and plot numbers in the left hand Lodge noticeboard
The date has been set for this year's open event THURSDAY 13TH JULY from 4 to 7pm. Do drop in for tea and cake
burial is a centuries-old practice which is justifiably enjoying a great revival. As people become more aware not only of their
responsibility to the environment but also of their ability to choose where their ultimate resting place will be, more
and more are turning to woodland burial, where their impact on the environment is less than that of cremation, and where
they know they will rest in an increasingly beautiful, natural setting which their family and friends may return to with
pleasure as the years pass.
The idea that we can create a living memorial by encouraging new
woodlands, and in so doing we can leave something that will be enjoyed
by our great grandchildren, is considerably more appealing than opting for the often very impersonal, crowded environment
of more traditional cemeteries, with serried ranks of graves and headstones.
The Arbory Trust was the first Christian charity to offer woodland burial.
Throughout the centuries the Christian church has offered care and comfort to the dying and bereaved. We feel that this
caring and experience, built up over the centuries, should be available to all. We warmly welcome everyone, regardless of race, religion, geographical or theological boundary, and you are assured of a warm, caring
service at all times from our well-trained staff.
Trustee Dr Gareth Thomas shares his expert knowledge. A copy will also be displayed on the Lodge noticeboard at Barton.
Here are some May headlines
The sunny May days encouraged flowers, birds, butterflies and much ant activity. New flowers included ox-eye and common daisies, red and white clovers, creeping and
field buttercups, yellow hay rattle, speedwell and borage in the glades and along the rides. Amazingly one grave was covered with flowering wild strawberry plants!
All the summer migrant birds had seemingly returned and were loudly singing. 7 robins, 9 blackbird territories both well distributed and 2 song thrush territories, 4
chaffinch territories and 3 singing yellow hammers. Overall 30 species of bird were seen in May