It will be like a small nature reserve with open areas such as the memorial circle, paths and glades, tree trunk benches and the fully grown willow bower which will be like a green shelter, proof against wind and weather. We will ensure you can still enjoy the wonderful expansive views by leaving some areas as meadow while at the same time as creating the new woodland habitat. Eventually, some of the willow will go to be replaced by mixed English woodland. The willow was originally planted when a biomass scheme was suggested for Didcot Power Station. They shelved the plan so willow stands are still growing on a lot of local farms! (Some of our willow is coppiced and used for hurdles, baskets, etc.) The earliest burial area near the willow bower was begun in 2000 and shows you how the rest of the site will develop over time.