It is fitting that in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year where the whole country is taking part in ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative, that Eden Valley Woodland Burial Ground, located just outside Edenbridge on the Kent and Surrey border, have planted their 500th tree.
The site which has now been running for 7 years provides a beautiful place for people to be buried and a place for nature and wildlife to thrive. The long-term goal at Eden Valley is to return nearly 14 acres of grassland back to its natural state of deciduous woodland, planting over 10,000 native trees across the site and with their 500th tree planted they are a step closer to achieving their goal.
With the public being ever more conscious of the environmental impact of everything we do, natural burial is the perfect solution to reducing the environmental impact of funerals as well as helping protect a piece of land for future generations. However, as the UK wide initiative comes to a close at the end of 2022, Eden Valley will carry on planting around 100 trees a year until their vision is achieved, re-wilding a small portion of Kent for the future generations.
Have a look at how they are getting on by visiting their website www.edenvalleyburials.org.uk or contact Amy or Martin House on 07802 630012.