At Westmill we are always keeping our eye on the long term goal of creating a piece of native woodland and meadow in harmony with surrounding landscape. We offer a Friends and Family Day each November where those who are connected with the burial ground can come together for a working day to help plant trees and bulbs. Whilst donations for trees are always appreciated we tend to plant stock from our tree nursery into locations where the tree will thrive and not have their roots disturbed. We are unable to offer to plant trees on individual graves as this would mean trees were planted too close together and some would have to be removed in time.
In spring time we can order a selection of native wild flowers on your request, either to go on a specific plot or to go in the communal spaces, as you wish. If you are unable to come to the burial ground to plant the flowers yourself we can arrange, for a small fee, for our grounds person to plant on your behalf. Alternatively you can have the plants delivered to your home address so that you can come in at a time convenient to you and your family to put them in yourselves.
If you can’t come to the burial ground or do not wish to attend our Friends and Family Day then don’t worry because nature is doing a grand job of seeding and growing on your behalf. In recent years we have had glorious displays of cowslips and ox eye daisies self seeding across the site and other wild flowers are increasing each year including even a Bee Orchid which regularly makes an appearance.