Recent news from Humber Woodland
Each Spring and Autumn, we hold Planting Days when families of those buried at Humber Woodland of Remembrance are invited to join us at the Hop Kiln at Risbury Court, for coffee and a chat, as well as to purchase some native wild flowers to plant on their loved ones’ graves. Our Planting Days for [...]
2019 has arrived, and has been fairly mild, although we are having some colder weather now. We have been out at Humber Woodland doing some tidying, taking away wreaths and flowers left on loved ones graves at Christmas. As a gentle reminder we would ask that you please try and use compostable material only at [...]
Christmas Wreath Making Day 2018 Saturday 15th December, 10am – 2pm Please join us at The Hop Kiln for refreshments There will be holly, mistletoe, ivy and fir cones to make our own ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS WREATHS to decorate the graves at Humber Woodland Our Christmas Wreath Making Day in 2017 was a great success; we [...]
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